Hackathon organised by the European Commission to combat COVID-19
In an effort to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission is bringing together civil society, innovators, partners and buyers from all over Europe for a three day event. The initiative is coordinated by the DG for Research and Innovation, European Innovation Council Task Force and is supported by the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions and EUROCITIES as the official partner.
euvsvirus.org is an online European-wide hackathon that builds on the work conducted by previous hackathons. Their goal will be to develop innovative solutions to overcome coronavirus-related challenges by connecting the civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe.
Successful projects will have a significant social impact on the response to COVID-19. Selected projects will also be shared across tech ecosystem and partner networks.
14 April: Applications for the hackathon open
19 April: Applications deadline
24 April: Beginning of the hackathon
26 April: Submission of solutions by participants / End of the hackathon
27 April: Communication of next steps
1 May: Award Ceremony for selected projects
#EUvsVirus website with registration form for participants and mentors: https://euvsvirus.org/
Campaign video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkC6YEinomA
Tweet by Commissioner Gabriel
FaceBook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249707376073847/
Twitter hashtags: #EUvsVirus; #HacktheCrisis; #EUSolidarity; #StrongerTogether; #TogetherWeCan