Aalto University proposes a selection of projects with high potential to support and accelerate research into the coronavirus epidemic and the mitigation of its effects. A group of sub-applications focuses on (i) ICT tools for supporting health care and self-isolation. Others propose mathematical models of the pandemic, also exploiting AI methods. Aalto even suggests technological innovations comprising (ii) novel materials and production chains for medical equipment, (iii) improved diagnostic and detection methods for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, sometimes also accompanied by effective disinfection procedures and even a few suggestions for (iv) the treatment of COVID-19 patients. To limit the spread of the disease, we also included a few sub-applications studying (v) physical phenomena and spreading mechanisms. In addition to technological solutions, Aalto offers research actions in (vi) limiting the economic impact of the pandemic and in (vii) solving societal and wellbeing challenges.
|Effective start/end date
|01/02/2020 → 31/12/2021
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):