On February 15th 2022, the EU project RaDAR – Rapid Detection and control system for Antimicrobial Resistance, financed in the framework of the COSME Call 2020 for the co-financing of public procurement of innovation consortia, was officially launched by the European Commission. RaDAR’s objective is strengthening the health system by reinforcing the preparedness and ensuring its resilience, fighting the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time or no longer respond to available drugs or treatments, making infections harder to control and increasing the risk of disease spread. RaDAR aims to promote access to public tenders and contracts to develop new innovative solutions to address challenges for European SMEs.
The project was presented to the EU Officials by María Sanchis, Health Innovation Project Manager at AQuAS – Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, who highlighted how the pandemic has taught us the relevance of these issues, and how a timely and effective response system will be key for tackling future health emergencies.
INSME will coordinate the activities related to Communication and Dissemination. Together with the other members of the consortium, INSME will provide internal and external communication and dissemination with stakeholders at European and regional level with the information about the RaDAR project’s activities, events, and achievements. Moreover, activities oversee the identification of opportunities for financing of post-project development work, including process innovations, contacts with potential investors, and knowledge transfer activities.