OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Fight COVID-19 Online Hackathon

Innovative response

Fight COVID-19 Online Hackathon is an open collaboration effort in which volunteers, designers, students, researchers, computer scientists, health workers, startups, software developers, business developers and others will cooperate and produce creative solutions which can help fight against the current epidemic of COVID-19.

Learn more about our initiative: https://taikai.network/covid19-challenge

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The GOAL is to:
- Create technological solutions to help health professionals to deal with the huge amount of patients that are clogging our health services.
- Create concise informational (infographics, videos, written) materials to raise awareness about the virus transmission and spreading factors, epidemic geographic focal points and the right measures to circumvent the transmission.
- To call on more people to participate and create works including product prototypes, coding, user experience design, and business or social impact models to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.
- To encourage social innovation so that we can help the fight against the epidemic with open collaboration and hence create shared value among volunteers, institutions, businesses enterprises, and platforms.

Organisations/institutions involved

BlockApps, Code Addict, Microsoft, Data Science for Social Good, Unbabel, Glintt, Ironhack, eSolidar, Trivalor, among others.

Potential issues

At the moment we have no end date for this challenge, as the goal is to develop solutions until the virus is contained.
However, we've created an ongoing selection process for companies that want to support projects financially.
The biggest issue is to make this structure visible to companies that want to support this type of projects, as well as individuals and teams that don't know that this is an option for them to build projects.

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Level(s) of government:
  • International Organisation
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Response contact:

[email protected]