South Africa, through the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) together with partners from Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Turkey invite institutions to submit research and innovation project proposals aiming to provide solutions and preparedness for highly contagious human infectious disease pandemics which inflict a high impact on society. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • Technologies enabling local resilience or self sufficiency
  • Medical intervention robotics
  • Infection prevention and protection
  • Prevention of antibiotic resistance
  • Sanitation technology
  • Diagnostics and testing
  • Therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
  • Medical intervention robotics
  • Disease-tracking technology
  • Smart technologies for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
  • Education technologies and digital workplace
  • Govtech/Open data and Big Data

Call timelines:
Opening of the Call: 15 May 2020
Deadline for Eureka applications: 15 July 2020
Deadlines for national funding applications: Varies per country
Funding Decisions: 15 November 2020
Projects Duration: Up to 36 months

The call can be accessed at