EIT Food Special Response Fund for COVID-19, Covid-19 Rapid Response Call for Innovation Projects, was launched last May to accelerate the innovation and development of products and services that could be used to support food production and consumers in Europe during the epidemic.
Matís and Algaennovation received 615.9 thousand euros for the CovidX project, where the intention is to launch a dietary supplement made from spirulina algae. The supplement is specifically designed for the COVID-19 risk groups.
A total of 13 projects received grants from the fund, consisting of 52 institutions and companies. The fund is part of the European Union's COVID-19 response plan.
Further information about the projects can be found here.