The European Commission and EU member states have today launched a call for participation in a pan-European Hackathon to connect innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to coronavirus.
by: Silicon Luxembourg
photo: European Commission
featured: Mariya Gabriel
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The Hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and is structured around categories of problems that need short-term solutions in relation to coronavirus health and life, business continuity, remote working and education, social & political cohesion, digital finance and an open category for other challenges. Feel empowered to get creative!
“This pan-European hackathon is an example of how Europe can come together in times of crisis. It’s inspiring to witness this show of solidarity by our community of innovators. Our most talented minds will do their best to find solutions to coronavirus and support our citizens. This is European innovation in action,” says Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
All 27 EU Member States are taking part plus Norway, Israel, Switzerland and the Ukraine, countries associated to Horizon 2020, the EU programme for research and innovation. The winning solutions will be invited to join a European Innovation Council Platform that will facilitate connections with end users (e.g. hospitals) and provide access to investors, foundations and other funding opportunities from across the European Commission.
Can you hack it? Register now on the EUvsVirus Hackathon website to be part of the solution!
Registration for the pan-European #EUvsVirus Hackathon is now open!
Challenge areas include:
🔷 health & life
🔷 business continuity
🔷 remote working & education
🔷 social & political cohesion
🔷 digital finance
🔷 open category
Let’s #HackforEurope ➡️ https://t.co/BR5gq05Jhb pic.twitter.com/o7c4FvwlH7
— Mariya Gabriel (@GabrielMariya) April 14, 2020