25 May 2020
The European Commission launches an initiative to collect ideas
The European Commission launches an initiative to collect ideas about deployable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics solutions as well as information on other initiatives that could help face the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The initiative aims to create a unique repository that is easily accessible to all citizens, stakeholders and policymakers.
Challenge: supporting the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating
Call for helping in the UK community. Techforce19 is looking for technology solutions that can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19.
Space in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
ESA will launch on 31st March 2020 an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) inviting companies to submit their ideas for deploying and demonstrating services to respond to the emergency that Europe, and especially Italy, is facing because of the spreading of the coronavirus. The AO is issued in cooperation with the Italian Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization (MID).
Coordination of protective clothing and medical equipment for health care
At the moment there are a lot of campaigns to help the medical sector with the necessary equipment and clothing. Many companies and healthcare institutions are already involved. In order to give them the space to arrange things in the best possible way, the companies ask people to not contact them individually. If you think you can help, you can contact Brainport Development's Corona Helpdesk. We then ensure that the information ends up with the right team.
French government calls for innovative solutions
In a large-scale tender, the French government asks for innovative solutions, whether in terms of technology, organisation or adaptation of industrial processes. Immediately deployable solutions for monitoring, protecting the population, receiving the sick or organising disease testing. Solutions must be easily and quickly reproducible or scalable. A total of EUR 10 billion is available.
Search for the outer layer of the mask: meltblown polypropylene
Entrepreneurial initiative Dutchcoronamask is urgently looking for material, chemical and process experts to increase the material density at a Dutch supplier. For example, by adjusting parameters in the production process.
Call for startups: innovative solutions for coronavirus pandemic
Does your start-up or start-up minded company have an innovative product, idea or service to control the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic? This question comes out of Antwerp, but the helper does not have to be located in Antwerp. However, the solution must be applicable in Antwerp.
Companies wanted to produce an alternative to respiratory machines
Two brothers, a doctor in training and a PhD in robotics, are urgently looking for metalworking companies, injection molding companies or companies that can produce or assemble electronic circuit boards to produce an alternative to respiratory machines.
Computers for home education
All schools are closed. Teachers are going to teach online. Not all pupils in this region have a computer at home to follow those classes. Which companies want to donate computers, laptops or tablets to the schools it concerns? Please contact Lianne van den Wittenboer or Fleur Besters.
IT knowledge & iPads for the elderly
Elderly people in health care institutions are not allowed to receive visitors at the moment. While contact with family is so important. Which tech company or knowledge institution has IT knowledge and/or iPads available to facilitate care personnel to enable remote digital interaction? Please contact Esther Hofstede.
Elkerliek is looking for help!
The corona crisis asks a lot from healthcare professionals. Elkerliek Hospital is looking for volunteers to help and support them. Especially healthcare professionals with a valid BIG registration, but also non-healthcare professionals are very welcome. For more information, visit the Elkerliek website.
Crisis communication experts
The Catherina hospital is looking for experienced communication professionals who can join the crisis communication team (CCT) in the coming period. Experience in healthcare is great, experience in a CCT is a must. Advisory, editorial and spokesperson roles are welcome. If you’re interested, you can send a DM with a short motivation to Hugo van de Berk, Director Marketing & Communications at the Catherina Hospital.