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"Wendá" (Web + Rendá, the guaraní word for “place”) is the place where we network and connect. It’s a social and digital platform that articulates, promotes, and strengthens government and citizen initiatives during the COVID-19 and beyond. The platform enables a participatory mapping of people and organizations’ programs, projects, and needs, related to the COVID19 crisis. In just the first two weeks, over 120 initiatives signed up, with many of the groups behind them already…
Covid-19 Innovation Fund. Covid-19 Competition for innovators and startups to develop life-saving healthcare innovations On March 19th the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) launched a contest "LIFE-SAVING INNOVATIONS: STOP COVID-19" and gave a priority to COVID-19 virus and crisis management projects. Innovators, technology developers, startups and innovative companies were invited to participate and offer solutions based on modern technologies.
'Digital pe educred.ro' e-Platform 'Digital pe educred.ro' or digitaleducred.ro was developed by the team of the project "Relevant Curriculum, Open Education for All" - CRED, with the support of experts from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in order to provide teachers and pupils with much needed digital tools and skills to continue their learning from home. The spread of COVID-19 has put forward the need to speed up the “digitalisation” of teachers’ skillset and didactic…
In order to promote a rapid response to COVID-19, since the beginning of March, the ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center starts to provide clarification sessions about COVID-19 to community. Right after, implement several other initiatives, including the establishment of a partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen the response capacity of the SNS24 Line; a free support line for the population of Algarve, the INFO COVID-19 Algarve; a COVID-19 test center in the Algarve, namely since April 1,…
'Breath of Hope' is a team of multidisciplinary volunteers, including IT professionals, biomedical engineers and doctors. They have come together and been supported by the Kerala Start-up Mission (KSUM), a government-supported entrepneurship development agency. KSUM have provided raw materials and a facility at 'Super Fablab Kochi', where the group can develop their ideas. The volunteers are working together with their joint expertise to help find crucial tech solutions to the pandemic.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is coordinating an effort to upscale appropriate technologies and manufacturing available in India for addressing a plethora of issues related to COVID-19, as well as scout for new and developing solutions more relevant to the country to help prepare the country for exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. DST has set up a COVID 19 Task force for mapping of technologies from R&D labs, academic institutions, startups, and MSMEs to fund nearly…
“Digital Arianna”, diAry, is a web-app that allows to track movements relevant to the containment of the diffusion of COVID-19. To adddress the diffusion of the virus, the app traces back all the locations and people that the user has met during the incubation period. All data is saved on the personal device of the user, who can decide to examine, export and eventually intersect them with information of public utility. Adopting responsible behaviors and keeping track of them is the most…
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