UNAM and the University of California will support innovative entrepreneurship or technological development projects aimed at tackling the pandemic
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of California, The United States, joined forces to finance projects that address problems related to the COVID-19.
The binational collaboration supported by the UCMX Alliance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico aims to support innovational projects of entrepreneurship or technological development, aimed at facing the pandemic.
Financing is directed to students, academics and active members of both universities, whose proposals will be evaluated according to their originality, quality, relevance, design and methodology.
Although there are no priority areas for study, it is proposed to address diagnostic tests, supplies, screening systems, prevention treatments, access to medical supplies, applications to mitigate negative social and economic effects, to name a few.
The benefited projects will receive in total 10 thousand dollars or its equivalent in Mexican pesos. As a characteristic they must have a maximum duration of 6 months in their first stage.
In the second stage, for those teams that show successful progress, the Binational Committee may approve 25 thousand dollars additional.
The call was issued both by the UNAM like by University of California, and to register proposals you can access https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=pimsa.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital