RESULTS OF THE PUBLIC CALL FOR SUPPRESSION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PRESENTED
The Innovation Fund presented today five of the 12 innovative solutions supported through the Public Call for combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic during the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, Minister of Education, Mladen Šarčević and Minister without Portfolio, in charge of Innovation and Technological Development, Nenad Popović to the Science Technology Park Belgrade.
On this occasion, innovative products of Corten Art from Sabac - disinfection tunnel, Hola Systems from Nis - thermal desk for contactless temperature measurement and hand disinfection, SmartResearch from Belgrade - automatic device for positive pressure respiration, Metaling from Belgrade - range of disinfection products for disinfection of premises and facilities using ultraviolet radiation, and Advertout - reusable protective suits.
The Innovation Fund approved 53 million dinars for financing 12 innovative projects developed by companies. In a short period of time, one month, all 12 solutions were developed and made available for use, the goal of which is to suppress the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. All innovative projects have been successfully implemented, and products and services developed by companies have been donated throughout Serbia to organizations and institutions of public importance. Innovative solutions that are supported through the public call of the Fund will remain applicable and useful to our society even after the pandemic.
Despite the short period of time, close to 300 proposals for innovative projects were attracted by the public call, which showed the high potential of our innovative companies.
Results of supported projects:
Project title: Rapid Supply Chain
Voxellab has developed a solution in the form of a system for fast 3D printing of urgently needed parts for machines and medical devices. Voxellab is ready to accept the requests of hospitals and other facilities that care for patients with coronavirus and, by applying additive production, deliver spare and consumable parts for various medical devices in a short time. More information and the ordering procedure are available on their website: https://3dr.rs/.
CCS Solutions, Belgrade
Project title: Reusable protective masks - LifeMask
A new type of protective mask with a replaceable HEPA filter for multiple and long-term use. A certain amount was donated to health institutions, and a total of 30,000 masks were produced. These are masks that are made of durable plastic that is used in the food industry, and after each use, the mask can be wiped with Asepsol or washed with soap, as well as boiled at 70 degrees and used for up to three months. Mask filters can be changed every seven to ten days. More information at http://zelenamaska.rs/ and http://lifemask.rs/.
Corten Art, Šabac
Project title: Disinfection tunnel and disinfection cabin
Aerosol disinfection system for use in industry and hazardous environments. It is a disinfection tunnel made of stainless steel, which is equipped with nozzles that disperse disinfection droplets. The advantage of the system is the reduced consumption of water and disinfectants. The tunnel is also equipped with an automatic movement system that detects the presence of people, activates the nozzles and automatically shuts off after the disinfection is completed. The disinfection capacity is 600 people per hour. They plan to donate 6 tunnels, one of which to the City of Šabac.
Hola Systems, Niš
Project title: Development of a control post for the prevention of the spread of viruses and infectious diseases
The thermal post for contactless temperature measurement and manual disinfection is intended for factories, companies, public institutions and facilities with a higher frequency of visitors. It is completely safe, precise and easy to use. The user does not have to have interaction and contact with the device, because it does everything automatically. More information at: https://hola.rs/.
Project title: Automatic devices for positive pressure respiration
SmartResearch, in cooperation with the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, has developed a device for mechanical ventilation of patients with positive pressure - 5 prototypes of devices that have been demonstrated at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute.
Project title: HERMES COVID: Platform for fast messaging in the conditions of COVID 19 pandemic
Heliant has developed the HERMES-COVID solution that provides communication between key players in the healthcare system and healthcare professionals. This solution provided an opportunity for the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Health, public health institutes to use this tool to safely, technologically advanced and in real time forward right to the screens of health workers important messages and instructions, and in a manner they are used to receiving official information. Heliant users are also institutions that are on the first line of response to COVID-19: the Clinical Center of Serbia, including the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic in Visegradska Street, the Torlak Institute and the Clinical-Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic".
Project title: UV-C disinfection
A range of products for disinfecting premises and facilities using ultraviolet radiation. These include PowerTECH devices, which can be adapted concerning design, dimensions and needs of customers, who disinfect and sterilize objects without contact using ultraviolet waves. A donation of 8 devices is planned. More information at: www.powertech.rs.
Project title: Airtech med - Reusable protective suits
Production of reusable protective suits that can be completely disinfected. The suits were distributed to the laboratory staff at the "Vatreno oko" Laboratory.
SIGMA KULA, Kula
Project title: Production of disinfectant based on sodium hypochlorite
The company is continuously working to increase the production of sodium hypochlorite as one of the most important disinfectants. As the only manufacturer of equipment for the production of disinfectants, due to the global pandemic, they focused all their resources on the production of disinfectants intended for distribution to the most compromised systems (hospitals, public institutions, industry). Their product AQUALOR H for disinfection of floors and surfaces is used in all clinical centers in Serbia, and it was donated to the Army of the Republic of Serbia, the City of Belgrade, the Red Cross and others. By April 27, they had distributed more than 250,000 manufactured disinfectants, and donated almost 60,000 liters.
SKV Garant, Belgrade
Project title: OZON-CARE
SKV Garant has developed portable ozonizers for fast and safe disinfection of facilities. They made 20 devices and disinfected more than 300 thousand square meters of facilities free of charge, such as the National Assembly, CHC "Dr Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje". The current capacity of providing space ozonation services is 15 thousand square meters per day. More information and how their services can be used can be found at: www.ozonecare.org.
Project title: SURFIX - a new disinfectant with antiviral action
The company, in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry in Belgrade, the Institute of Public Health - Belgrade, the Torlak Institute of Virology and the Veterinary Institute - Novi Sad, formulated the preparation Surfix, which is a biological disinfectant with antiviral and antibacterial action. This preparation is a completely natural product, ecologically safe, because it contains natural biosurfactants obtained by microbiological fermentation of probiotic bacteria. A donation of 10 tons of products is planned to be provided to health centers, schools, kindergartens, public institutions.
Project title: Aditus gate
365ADS has developed a solution in the form of a disinfection cabin that is intended for use in public places and locations of interest. With the help of specially designed software, the cabin completely and automatically disinfects, i.e. decontaminates the entire body of the user in just a few seconds. In order to reduce the risk of infection, all processes in the cabin are controlled online, without the need for technical support at the location. The first constructed version of the Aditus gate cabin with two places for fast flow of patients was placed in the Cair hall in Nis for mild patients with COVID-19, and after the closure of this temporary hospital, it was moved to the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Nis.