The European Commission, in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. The hackathon will be held on April 24, 25 and 26 and is focused on various issues that need short-term solutions to the virus itself, the business continuity, the teleworking, the distance learning, the social and political cohesion, the digital finance as well as other challenges.
The #EUvsVirus Hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and address approximately 20 imminent coronavirus challenges (e.g. fast production of equipment, scaling up production capabilities, knowledge and solutions transfer from one country to another), to be quickly developed and deployed across the EU Single Market.
EUvsVirus is a pan-European Hackathon organized by the European Commission under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel. She made additional announcement in Twitter:
“Registration for the pan-European #EUvsVirus Hackathon is now open! Challenge areas include: health & life
remote working & education
social & political cohesion
Let’s #HackforEurope http://europa.eu/!tR43Vq“
All 27 EU Member States, as well as Norway, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, will participate in the hackathon. Winners will be invited to join the European Innovation Council platform, which will facilitate end-user communication (eg hospitals) and provide access to investors, foundations and other funding opportunities from the European Commission.