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[Virtual] EuvsVirus

April 24, 2020 4:00 pm GMT

The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.

Let’s digitally open EU-borders during this collective challenge. Now is your chance to help tackle coronavirus! is an Europe-wide online hackathon organized by the most plugged in and nationally connected actors from all over Europe. It builds upon already conducted national hackathons to enable the rapid execution of brilliant solutions. There are five areas that have been identified as targets for these innovative solutions: Health & Life, Business Continuity, Social & Political Cohesion, Remote Working & Education, Digital Finance, and Other.

When? The hackathon will take place online from 24 – 26 April 2020. Participants will have 48 hours to collaborate via different online platforms and build a solution within the challenge areas.

Who can participate? Developers, designers, creative people, problem solvers, digital entrepreneurs, makers, experts, and innovative start-ups from Europe – and for anyone else who wants to contribute and make an impact. Use your teams’ interdisciplinary skills and be creative together to develop solutions that help all EU citizens to overcome the crisis.


IBM Developers are proud to support #EUvsVirus, we have mentors from across Europe ready to support you in your hackathon projects this weekend.

Please signup to IBM Cloud to work with our mentors –  (develop for free, no credit card required)


Find IBM’s starter kits for COVID-19 here –

We recommend the following resources to help hackers:

These quick-start guides help you understand the scope of the problem and start building applications tied to easy-to-understand use cases in a matter of minutes.

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