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The first Serbian ventilator was produced as a result of the call of the Innovation Fund. The scientists in the Institute Mihailo Pupun were developing this idea for years, but the innovation call and few young enterpreneurs from a company called Smart Research accelerated the development of a prototype. In a month time, five models of ventilators were made, on which a team of experts worked without a break, between 10 and 15 hours a day.

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As one of the awarded projects on the Serbian Innovation Fund, the SME Heliant developed a platform for fast messaging in the conditions of COVID 19 pandemic. The HERMES-COVID solution provides communication between key players in the healthcare system and healthcare professionals. This solution provides an opportunity for the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Health, public health institutes to use this tool to safely, technologically advanced and in real time forward ...

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As a response to the open call of the Innovation Fund, the SME CCS Solutions developed reusable protective masks - LifeMask. It is the first mask in the world made of durable, white plastic used in the food industry. The seal that sticks to the face is made of memory foam and will not create allergies or scars on the face. After each use, the mask can be wiped with disinfectant or washed with soap, as well as boiled at 70 degrees and used for up to three months. Mask filters can be changed...

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As one of the responses of the open call of the Innovation Fund of Serbia, the SME Agrounik formulated the preparation Surfix, which is a biological disinfectant with antiviral and antibacterial action. The viruses which spread through droplets, such as coronavirus, can survive in an external environment, that is, on objects and hands, for a long period of time, increasing the possibility of infection. Traditional chemical disinfectants have a limited effect, and they are also not natural ...

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Online service and answering machine for application for financial support of 100 EUR to all adult citizens of Serbia as a response to COVID-19 crisis. Besides the submission of application, the portal allows for tracking of the status of application as well as form for reporting problems with the application or payments.

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The Ministry of Agriculture in Serbia initiated the first e-greenmarket to support the trade of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and all other products normally available at the green markets all over Serbia. The portal is available to all agricultural producers in Serbia, majority of which small or family producers, who due to the pandemics cannot sell goods on the green markets.

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The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia opened the public call for scientific and research projects within the Special Research Program on COVID-19. The aim of this Program is to finance projects that will contribute to efficient scientific response to COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and enable better preparedness and timely reaction of the whole society to this pandemic.

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The National COVID-19 Integrated IS represents software support for performing epidemiological surveillance related to the COVID-19. The application enables the registration of all persons tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the territory of the Republic of Serbia. The beneficiaries of the application are health care institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary level, as well as laboratories that perform sample testing, public health institutes, sanitary inspectors and the Ministry of He...

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From the day one of the declared State of Emergency, the entire primary and secondary education system in Serbia was transferred from classrooms to homes. The classes were taught through the national broadcaster and education online, through several platforms. To be able to follow the online education and to practice for the final exam, the government formed a coalition with the private sector and provided smart phones, tablets and internet for 2.800 eight-graders coming form the disadvant...

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The enrollment of children in the first grade of elementary schools, which traditionally begins on April 1, will start later this year due to the current situation and the state of emergency. As of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, instead of enrollment, parents and other legal representatives were encouraged to use the interim service, called Expression of Interest, through the new eGovernment Portal. The aim of this service was to establish the "initial" parent-school contact and to assure the p...

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The Office for IT and eGovernment enabled full electronic registration of children in preschool institutions through the eGovernment Portal, for registered users in all municipalities and cities in Serbia. The service was intended for parents throughout Serbia to e-enroll their children in kindergartens, as the kindergartens were temporary closed.

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From the Day 1 of the declared State of Emergency and until the end of school year, schools in Serbia were/are closed. However, the classes for all elementary and high school students continued through distance learning. Classes are broadcast on national RTS2 and RTS3 channels, and are available on the RTS Planet platform. Remote teaching in national minority languages is broadcast on RTV, as well as on the channel’s online platform. In the first 2 weeks, RTS teams have recorded over 1,200...

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In cooperation with Rakuten Viber, the Government of the Republic of Serbia launched an automatic COVID19 chatbot info service on the Viber platform, in order to provide citizens with verified information, important news and answers to questions regarding COVID-19. The info service contains medical info on the virus, real-time data, prevention measures and guidelines, important numbers and government decisions related to the state of emergency and relaxation of measures.

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The Office for IT and eGovernment launched a Digital Solidarity Portal, available at www.digitalnasolidarnost.gov.rs, intended to improve the quality of life to all those who are staying at home due to the corona virus pandemic. www.digitalnasolidarnost.gov.rs is the first government-launched crowd sourcing platform. It is providing information about free platforms for distance learning, working from home, as well as free books, courses, music, films and other educational and entertaining ...

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Solidarity and empathy for the most vulnerable during a coronavirus pandemic is crucial. In the days when it was necessary for the most vulnerable to stay in their homes in order not to become infected with the coronavirus, the help of volunteers was extremely important.

All non-at-risk citizens who wished to help our oldest fellow citizens and other at-risk population groups applied to the new unique system for registration of volunteers in the Republic of Serbia. It was done by f...

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A specialized subdomain on Covid-19, namely covid19.data.gov.rs, was launched on the national Open Data Portal (data.gov.rs).

Data sets include daily data on infected persons by municipalities in Serbia, the number of persons who are in mandatory self-isolation, the number of hospitalized, tested, and deceased individuals, the number of persons who are on a respirator, as well as the number of those who have been cured. Information on special COVID-19 outpatient clinics, their worki...

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The Innovation Fund designed and launched a public call for Serbian SMEs offering innovative projects that could be rapidly deployed and scaled up to combat the spreading negative effects of the coronavirus. The Fund provides up to 50k EUR per project, but no more than 85% of total costs. The initiative came from the office of the Prime minister of the Republic of Serbia. The IF used a 3-member independent investment committee (comprised of a PhD chemical engineer dealing in tissue regen, ...

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