Customer story

Increasing the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the development of Long Covid

"In large pan-European projects like ours that connect several multidisciplinary groups, it is important to have an experienced and reliable partner such as Spinverse. During an EU grant proposal preparation, there are numerous technical details where a scientist or a physician is totally out of their comfort zone. We really appreciated the timely help and encouragement from the Spinverse team to reach our goal."

Mari Kanerva, Chief Physician, Helsinki University Hospital.

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Funding instrument

Horizon Europe

Long Covid, a research and innovation project is coordinated by Helsinki University Hospital (HUS). The project consortium aims to understand the mechanisms behind the long-term symptoms following COVID-19 infection. Spinverse is one of the partners in this project making a difference to Long Covid Syndrome (LCS) sufferers.

Key challenges

The number of patients suffering from long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection is growing worldwide. It is therefore important to identify and understand the mechanisms behind the continuing symptoms and to use this improved understanding to provide adequate treatment to patients.

How we reached the goals

Specialised in innovation management and management consulting, Spinverse will lead various activities in the project such as identifying ideas and understanding needs to develop new products, solutions and services, as well as ensuring intellectual property protection for them. In addition, Spinverse supports the project with day-to-day project management, helping the project run smoothly throughout the project’s duration of four years. Spinverse also supported the project in preparing the successful funding application.

Key takeaways

The Long Covid project, coordinated by HUS is the first of its kind aiming to clarify the factors and mechanisms for the development of LCS. Several impacts are expected with the implementation of the project. The impact is not only of scientific significance, but economic and societal as well. The project aims to reduce the healthcare burden at least by 30% due to COVID-induced disability across all age groups by predicting the LCS at an early stage. It will also help to prevent the progression of COVID-19 illness to LCS and reduce the percentage of LCS patients by 20% in the future. This research work will also help to educate and empower LCS patients and manage them in a holistic manner. From societal perspective, the project aims to increase hope and strength to tackle this disease among the LCS patients.