EUvsVirus Hackathon and funding opportunities

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EUvsVirus Hackathon and funding opportunities

EUvsVirus Hackathon and funding opportunities

20 Apr 2020

The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, is hosting a pan-European hackathon from 24 to 26 April 2020 to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

#EUvsVirus is a Europe-wide online hackathon organised by the most plugged in and nationally connected actors from all over Europe. It builds upon previous national hackathons to enable the rapid execution of brilliant solutions.

A call to action to participate in the fight against COVID-19: Demonstrate unity and share your skills for the common good across borders and generations!


  • Follow-up: The EC, in close collaboration with Member States and the participating H2020 Associated Countries, will follow up on the best projects coming from the #EUvsVirus hackathon through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Covid platform.
  • Social Impact: Drive a meaningful project and help society respond to COVID-19 crisis.
  • International Recognition: Be part of the solution and get recognised by European Institutions and all partner networks.

The COVID-19 fast-track funding

In response to the international scientific challenge posed by this coronavirus outbreak, we have recently launched a fast-track funding call specifically for open science activities related to COVID-19. Applications are routinely evaluated by a panel of experts precisely established for this purpose. The panel features six highly regarded experts in the domains of life sciences and data management coming from top European institutions.

Do you have an idea for an open science activity related to COVID-19 in Europe? Apply for funding now!