The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) has organized a competition which aims to support startups trying to create technology solutions aligned with Circuits and Systems Society goals to help in the COVID-19 pandemic. The technologies can be geared (at low-cost for large scale application) for diagnostics, treatment, surveillance, and prevention, targeted for specific communities (such as nursing homes, refugee camps, etc.). The competition will take place as a virtual event and the three winners will be announced on August 30, 2020 (see more details here).
The winning teams will be invited to join ISCAS to receive their award and provide a live demo. The demonstration session has been preliminary scheduled on Monday 19, 16:00-17:00 (TBC).
The CASS will provide grants of $10,000 USD for the top selected idea and $5,000 USD for two runners up ideas. CASS will allow them to use the society logo as an endorsement to the selected ideas. To help the startups to scale and initiate business CAS will be providing mentoring from the CAS society experts in the field and the committee members including doctors and venture capitalists. The winners will also be having advantages of entrepreneurship support from IEEE such as access to Amazon cloud.