EU-LIFE supports #EUvsVirus hackathon organized by the European Commission
The European Commission on 14 April launched a call for participation in #EUvsVirus - a pan-European Hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.
EU-LIFE is supporting this initiative as an official partner to provide our full support. The #EUvsVirus challenge led by the European Commission aligns with EU-LIFE members commitment to work actively in combating coronavirus since the beginning of the crisis: advancing research, developing tests, organizing diagnostic laboratories among some examples.
The #EUvsVirus hackathon is led by the European Commission, officially endorsed by the Council of the EU as one of the 10 priority actions for research and innovation, and is supported by the European Parliament. This hackathon is expected to shorten the time to deployment of innovative solutions developed by start-ups and policy makers since innovators will be able to leverage the work already done by other innovators in Europe instead of starting from scratch or redoing the work done already by other innovators. It is also expected to provide information to hospitals and public administrations on the existing innovative solutions in other Member States.