The emergence of COVID-19 as a global pandemic has created an international crisis, and its impact has forced people to accept lifestyles different from the conventional way of life. It goes without saying that finding effective medical approaches to cope with COVID-19 has been an urgent issue. Nonetheless, the pandemic has accelerated a remarkable development of scientific and technological ideas that had only been nascent previously. This international symposium, featuring leading scientists and young researchers working on innovative science and technology during the pandemic, provides an excellent opportunity for the outlining of upcoming developments in these fields.