EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

Virus can connect people!

EU hackaton ‘EU vs Virus’ took place on 24-26 April, 2020, in which 600 volunteers and Commission officers from seven departments of the Commission and lead by the European Innovation Council teamed up for this initiative.
The interaction during these two intense days resulted in 2164 multi-disciplinary teams, from different countries and brought innovative ideas and solutions to COVID19 pandemics in different subjects. The winners in topics of health and Life, Business Continuity, Social & Political Cohesion, Remote Working & Education and Digital Finance received 3000 -5000 Euros that were sponsored by different companies, such as Caixa Bank Payments and Consumer, Huawei, AXWAY, EY. They were additionally invited to participate in the Matchathon that was held from 22 to 25 May on the new EIC COVID Platform. This second event enabled match-making with end-users, and provided access to other funding opportunities from across the EU. The closing ceremony occurred on June 2, 2020 as the “Accomplishment day”. More information HERE