The COVID-19 pandemic is holding the world in a medical, social and economic stranglehold and has forced world leaders to take unprecedented measures and actions. These measures help dampen the spread of the virus, however, have devastating impact on the economic activity resulting in possible recession and high unemployment. Managing how the lifecycle of a pandemic (COVID-19 likely will not be the last pandemic the world will face) develops is a primary concern of policy makers and industry leaders. As tools covering early warning, fast response, curve management and back-to-normal approaches become indispensable, so do the availability of the right data and ways to analyze such data.
EIT Digital challenges individual students, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs as well as teams from start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and corporates to find digital solutions for data driven epidemic and pandemic lifecycle management.
The online DeepHack: DATA against COVID-19 will take place on 1-3 May, 2020 online
- Register: https://ultrahack.org/covid-19datahack
- Application deadline: 27 April, 2020
A total amount of € 15,000 will be granted to the winning teams. In addition, teams might be considered for a follow-up activity for a period of 6 months with substantial financial support from EIT Digital, to fully develop and deploy their solution