The European Commission will hold an event entitled EU vs Virus Hackathon, April, 24 to 26 2020. The event will take place under the coordination of the European Commissioner Maryia Gabriel and aims to develop innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of the current pandemic.
As the event’s ambassador, USH Pro Business invites interested individuals to register on the website (https://euvsvirus.org/ ). The event can also be watched on the channels:
- Campaign video: https://youtu.be/gkC6YEinomA
- News Alert message: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/pan-european-hackathon-develop-
- Download visuals: Flyer and Twitter Banner
- Twitter hashtags: #EUvsVirus; #HacktheCrisis; #EUSolidarity; #StrongerTogether;
- Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/249707376073847/
- Instagram: instagram.com/EuvsVirus
The action intends to speed up the process of collaboration at European level on applied research, between Member States. There are formed structured communities of practice, which will connect experts in several fields from the civil society, partners and business representatives from across Europe, in order to find and evaluate for future funding, innovative solutions to fight against coronavirus and its effects. There are different kind of areas proposed that aim to transfer knowledge and generate innovative solutions that can be implemented throughout the European single market.
“This hackathon is a civil society hackathon. Anyone can participate. There are no special technical knowledge required. If someone wants to help fight the coronavirus, that person should register. They can register as individuals or as a team. If the person registers as an individual, he can join a team, through the tools we provide, ”said Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Deputy Director of DG Research and Innovation.
“So far there are hundreds of registered participants and anyone can do it. Actions like Hackatons aim to accelerate the identification and faster introduction of new products and services on the market, and this event, proposed above is large-scale event. Following the participation in this event, we will connect to the communities of practice that are formed and in the areas where we have expertise we will engage teachers, students, start-ups, clusters, digitization centers, technology transfer centres and other structures from USH Pro Business innovative ecosystem, to continue the actions that are initiated ”declared Assoc. Prof. dr. Costin Lianu, Vice-Rector of Spiru Haret University and General Manager of USH Pro Business.