Innovative solutions or ideas can have a strong impact on how crises are handled by society. Sometimes these innovations even support essential government policies or programmes. During the coronavirus crisis this was the case especially for technological projects.
Thus, to foster the development of such solutions to tackle the crisis’ secondary effects, the French government issued a call for technological innovation which are not only effective but also can be produced very fast. The call was open for 3 weeks and funded with € 10 million.
The fund was started by the French Agence Innovation Defense.