Record-breaking hackathon against the virus

Record-breaking hackathon against the virus

The winners of the first Pan-European EUvsVirus hackathon were announced. The three-day competition gathered an extra-ordinary number of participants – over 20,000. The aim of the event was to create innovative solutions in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. Representatives of the Poznan Center took part in the hackathon as mentors.

Let us recall that the organizer of the event, which took place on 24-26 April , was the European Commission. The task of the participants, divided into teams, was to solve problems in the area of health and life in the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, business continuity, distance work and education, social and political cohesion as well as digital finance.

Over 20,000 participants from Europe and the United States took part in 37 challenges. In total, over 2️100 solutions were presented. The largest number of participants came from Italy (2359), Spain (2260) and Germany (2188). Poland with 340 registered participants was finally ranked 15th.

PSNC representatives also actively participated in the event; Dr Cezary Mazurek, participated in hackathon as a juror in the field of “Health & Life” in the challenge: Real time communication & prevention, while Adam Olszewski was a mentor in the category Challenge Lead # C12 Protecting Employees in the Business Continuity domain.

The full list of winners is HERE.