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FreeNovation: 2020 call for proposals

The 2020 Novartis' call for proposals of the program 'FreeNovation' provides funding opportunities for innovative, substantial-risk projects that would typically have difficulty getting funding. Deadline: 18 April 2020.

In the current call, proposals in the following broadly defined areas are accepted:

  • Beyond CRISPR: tools and therapeutics 
  • Unusual formats of therapeutics: vectors, conjugates, novel scaffolds
  • Genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of acquiring allergies

Visit  for more information, including short project descriptions of the winners in 2018 and 2019.


The 3rd FreeNovation Science Forum will take place on June 4th, 2020, at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, in Basel.
At this event, the results obtained in the projects selected by FreeNovation in 2018 will be presented by the investigators, in the areas of Artificial Intelligence:

  • AI in Drug Discovery
  • AI in Clinical Development and Medical Practice
  • AI and the Patient.

The event is open for academic participants, registration is mandatory at Registration FreeNovation Science Forum