LISBON, Portugal (PRWEB) March 19, 2020
Leaders of the Portuguese technology community today announced tech4COVID19, a movement aimed to create technological solutions to help society in overcoming the challenges of COVID-19.
The group has quickly evolved to include more than 120 companies and 2000 people from different backgrounds working together to help the country in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Companies cover a range of work areas such as cybersecurity, health, maintenance, human resources, consulting, cloud services, e-commerce, medical devices, among many others.
The tech4COVID19 movement currently has 12 projects under development. Among the current efforts are projects that seek to improve the tracking of contagion networks; facilitate video calls between doctors and patients; create a support network for displaced doctors and nurses or people who simply need help to go shopping or to the pharmacy; create a chatbot to answer questions about the support granted by the state to companies and individuals; speed up the purchase of hospital supplies and launch a crowdfunding campaign to purchase the same supplies; disseminate information, recruit and coordinate health professionals or create a system that allows the population to check symptoms without having to go to the doctor.
A platform for access to all of the projects will be launched soon.
“There is so much talent, potential, and an ability to do great things within Portuguese startups that our motivation was to direct that potential towards initiatives that would help everyone in this difficult period,” says Felipe Ávila da Costa, spokesman for the tech4COVID19 group.
The group and the respective leaders of each project are already in contact with health professionals and with the competent entities, such as the Directorate-General for Health (Direção-Geral da Saúde), Shared Services of the Ministry of Health (Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde) and Regional Health Administrations (Administrações Regionais de Saúde). To ensure that the group’s projects are having the hightest impact, leaders are taking into account the country’s current needs and making sure there is no overlapping with operations already underway.
For more information and to follow the tech4COVID19 Movement, visit:
Given the velocity and constantly evolving focus of the movement, the list of participating companies is continually growing. The complete list of companies at the date of this release:
All the way AMBISIG
Build Up Labs
Creative Mornings CRON.STUDIO Damia Group Portugal Deloitte
Doctor Spin PR
Focus BC - Google Cloud Partner
KOLKATA Monsoon Relief
Limão no Ponto
Miew Creative Studio
ML - Team Genesis Multifundos |MrWedo|
Remote Work Movement
Shore Spun SIBS
Value Negotiation Technologies
WEF Global Shapers Lisbon Wetsus