SYNERGY Crowd Innovation Action on Vouchers for developed Solutions of the Research Projects – Related to COVID-19

The Challenge

The Interreg Central Europe project SYNERGY (Grant Agreement CE1171) introduced a new crowd innovation challenge on the SYNERGY platform called Vouchers for developed Solutions of the Research Project – related to Covid-19 to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenge aims at connecting representatives from companies, universities, public entities, research groups and civil society in order to joint develop innovative solutions for challenges in the Covid-19 crisis. By matching innovative ideas – from the field of Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing and Micro-Nanotechnologies – with specific technical competences, the SYNERGY platform provides the opportunity for all actors involved in the Covid-19 emergency to receive direct support for own ideas from different communities in a quick and simple way.

Participate in the Challenge

Do you have a creative or innovative idea on how to address specific challenges in the Covid-19 pandemic, but you lack suitable partners to achieve your goal? Then participate as “challenge giver” and upload your (research) project and specific needs to our SYNERGY platform. Solution providers will contact you to join forces and elaborate a short two-page research plan to be uploaded to the SYNERGY platform by June 22nd.

Do you have special (technical) expertise and want to contribute with your competences to one of the projects on the SYNERGY platform? Then participate as “solution provider”, have a look at the projects online and contact the respective challenge giver to add your competences to achieve the project’s goal. Join forces and elaborate the above-mentioned short research plan by June 22nd.

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Win A Voucher

The teams with the best solutions proposals will each win a voucher to the value of up to 3.000 EUR to be used by the team to acquire useful services to achieve the project’s goal.

The first round of evaluation of research proposals for the distribution of vouchers has already been completed and the second round will run by June 22nd.

Register now and help to fight coronavirus! Participation is of course free of charge.


Contact Information

Are you interested in participation? Contact the SYNERGY team at KIT via the following e-mail address and find more information on this challenge on the SYNERGY website or social media channels

By Janin Fauth
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI)