GRANTS & FUNDING

Grants, and investors for COVID-19 related innovation are categorized and shown below.

 

CoronaTech ecosystem monthly investment

We have not yet seen the feared drop in investments in 2020, as the first 4 months were record high. All these passed due diligence long before Corona and included later stage rounds. The economic crisis due to Covid-19 is likely to impact the ecosystem in two waves: the first starting in May-June, due to VC funds being much more careful with their investments, and later when the GPs need to raise new funds from LPs. The Innovation Authority predicts, based on previous crises, that the total amount of VC funding to reach about $5Blnin 2020. Given the first 4 months' investments amounted to $3.5B., this implies that the remainder of the year will see a 60% decline relative to the last year.

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GRANTS

Grants from governmental and non-governmental, private entities, including corporates, foundations, and research institutes to solve Covid-19 related challenges.

Publishing Organization

Grant Title

Description

Max. Amount

Currency

Submission Due Date

Organization Type

Country

Link to Grant

Office of Global Partnerships, US State Department

COVID-19 Private SEctor Engagement & Partnership Fund

The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1,000,000

USD

May 30, 2021

Government

United States

XPRIZE

XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing

A $5 million dollar, 6-month competition to develop faster, cheaper, and easier to use COVID-19 testing methods at scale.

5,000,000

USD

August 31, 2020

NGO

United States

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

COVID-19 Related Funding

As part of a time-limited special initiative, DRK is actively soliciting proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The projects we are looking for have the same essential qualities as the core DRK portfolio but scale much faster

300,000

USD

Rolling

Foundation

United States

UK-RAS Network

Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases Challenge 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to galvanize medical robot technologies, as they play an increasingly major role in combating contagious diseases.

This new challenge is aimed at entries that could offer solutions as part of a multi-faceted response to this and future global pandemics.

15,000

GBP

September 30, 2020

Research Institute

United Kingdom

UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah

Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

To recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in promoting the inclusion; and enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities through the application of digital solutions, resources and technologies.

40,000

USD

September 2, 2020

Public-Private

N/A

 

INVESTORS

Investors who have chosen to be proactive during the Covid-19 crisis and offer funding to related solutions.

Investor 

Name

Investor Type

Sector

InvestmentStage

Min. Amount

Max. Amount

Currency

Country

Investor Website

Union Tech Ventures

CVC

Automotive, eCommerce, Cyber-security, Retail, Smart-mobility, Analytics

A, B

Israel

Capital Point

VC

Digital-health, Life-sciences, Biotechnology, Cleantech

Seed, A, B

100,000

10,000,000

USD

Israel

Together

Crowdfunding

Digital-healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Fintech. Cyber-security

Seed, A

Israel

Mangrove Capital Partners

VC

Automotive, Marketplace, SaaS, Mobile-devices, eCommerce

Seed, A, B

Luxemborg

Team8

VC

Cyber-security, Artificial-intelligence, Enterprise-software, Big-data

Seed, A, B

Israel

CoronaTech
Israel

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