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#EUvsVirus pan-European hackathon

forums
  • economy
  • knowledge society
start date
24-04-2020
end date
26-04-2020
organised by
European Commission
url
https://euvsvirus.org/

Hackathon organised by the European Commission to combat COVID-19

UPDATE 30/04:

The winners of the EUvsVirus Hackathon have been announced. There are altogether 117 winners out of 2160 proposed solutions, and they will be splitting between them €100,000, provided by the partners.
 
The Jury awarded the best teams and solutions per domain – Health and Life; Business Continuity; Social and Political Cohesion; Remote Working and Education; Digital Finance; and Other – but also a winner and two runner-ups for each of the 37 challenges. Winners and runner-ups are new invited to a Matchathon on 22-25 May on the new EIC COVID Platform. The goal of this new event is to bring together end-users with investors and provide funding opportunities for teams that are present.
 
For a complete overview of the winning and runner-up projects, visit the website of the Hackathon.

 


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.

Timeline:

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

More information:

#EUvsVirus website with registration form for participants and mentors: https://euvsvirus.org/

Campaign video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkC6YEinomA

Download visuals: Flyer and Twitter Banner

News Alert

Tweet by Commissioner Gabriel

 

Social media

FaceBook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249707376073847/

Twitter hashtags: #EUvsVirus; #HacktheCrisis; #EUSolidarity; #StrongerTogether; #TogetherWeCan