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EUvsVirus Hackathon

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The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, hosted a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.

The EUvsVirus Hackathon Jury identified the best solutions to support European and global in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. In collaboration with private and public partners from Europe and beyond, we are awarding the best teams and solutions per domain as well as a winner and two runner-ups for each of the 37 challenges. Altogether 117 out of 2160 solutions!

Following the EUvsVirus Hackathon, all the winners will be invited to a Matchathon that will take place from 22 to 25 May on the new EIC COVID Platform. This online event will facilitate match-making with end-users, such as hospitals, and provide access to investors, corporates, foundations and other funding opportunities from across the EU.

A total of over €100,000 pledged by partnering organisations will be distributed by the partners to winners of their choosing to reward hackers for their hard work and novel solutions with the greatest potential to save lives and bring life in a global pandemic closer to normal.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The Pan-European Hackathon sourced solutions with an agility and creativity that government is unable to provide, and at a European level it draws on expertise from a bigger pool than any one EU state.

Organisations/institutions involved

European Commission; European Innovation Council;

It is also supported by a range of partners: https://euvsvirus.org/partners/

Relevant URL(s):

https://euvsvirus.org/

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • International Organisation
  • Private Sector
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Crowdsourcing solutions

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Date Submitted:

5 May 2020

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