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IDEaS COVID‑19 Challenge Launch

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on June 1, 2020 in Research Funding

Dear Innovators,

As part of the larger pan-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is participating in a multi-departmental initiative seeking innovative solutions to help in the fight.

In support of members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the public safety community, these challenges were designed to strengthen Canada's ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to future pandemics, as well as other emergencies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

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The following challenges are now available:

Rapid response: Real-time insights for pandemic decision-making
Scrubbing your scrubs: Finding ways to re-use Covid-19 protective gear
Super sanitize: Cleaning sensitive equipment and workspaces

Innovators will have until June 23, 2020 at 3pm AST to submit their proposals to the IDEaS program.

Please apply now at and share widely with your professional and personal networks. We are all in this together.

The IDEaS Team