April 24th, 25th and 26th, 2020
Thanks to the initial support of FacilityLive, the #EUvsVirus pan-European hackathon hosted by the European Commission, in close collaboration with the EU member states and under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth), took place on 24th, 25th and 26th April. It was a pan-European hackathon aimed at connecting civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe, in order to develop innovative solutions for Coronavirus-related challenges. The Commission’s target was 60k participants from all over Europe, but also contributors from outside Europe. The hackathon addressed 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.