Portuguese Startups Join Forces to Create Technological Solutions Against COVID-19

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TECH4COVID19 brings together over 120 companies and 700 technologists to assist with pandemic support

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:

http://www.facebook.com/tech4covid19
http://www.instagram.com/tech4covid19
http://www.twitter.com/tech4covid19
http://www.linkedin.com/company/movimento-tech4covid19/

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:    

3cket
Abyssal
Adapttech
Adclick
AddVolt
Agap2IT
All the way AMBISIG
Aptoide
Armazém Criativo
Atlanse Portugal
AWS
Azitek
B-Parts
Betmarkets
Blip
Bolt Technology
brandprint
Bright Pixel
Build Up Labs
Bytalk
Cerealis
China Facture
Climber
CMX Connec
Codavel
Connect Robotics
Costa Media
CoverFlex
Creative Mornings CRON.STUDIO Damia Group Portugal Deloitte
Devise
Didimo
Doctor Spin PR
Emitu
Everythink
Exterity
Farfetch
Faurecia Aptoide
FI Group
Focus BC - Google Cloud Partner
Forall Phones
Founder Institute
G+B
Gocontact
GoParity
GoWithFlow
Hapibot
HealthyRoad
HiJiffy
Hotjar
Hubit
Humaniaks
Hunter
HUUB
HypeLabs
Impacting
Impactum
INCM
Indigo
Indra
Infraspeak
ISSHO
Iswari
ITIM
izigo
Jscrambler                
Jumpseller
knok healthcare
KOLKATA Monsoon Relief
LabOrders
Lapa
Lapa Studio
Le Wagon
Limão no Ponto
LOQR
Luminous
Marveltest
Miew Creative Studio
ML - Team Genesis Multifundos |MrWedo|
Multilem
MyPolis
N26
NA
NextReality
Nispera AG
NOVA IMS
Nova SBE
OLXGroup
Outdare
OutSystems
Overcube
Paack
Partners Digital
Petable                    
PiscaPisca
PortoDigital
PRIO
Real Cyberpunk
Reckon.ai
Redicom
Remote Work Movement
SA365                
sendXmail
Shore Spun SIBS
Smarkio
Sonae Fashion
Sonae MC
SPEAK
SpreadPortugal
Startup Lisboa
Startup Portugal
Startup Weekend
Subvisual
TAIKAI                    
The Orange
The Square
Tonic App
Tridonic Portugal
Twente University
Unbabel                    
Value Negotiation Technologies
Vantta
Velocidi
Vencer Autismo
vizzuality
Vodafone
WEF Global Shapers Lisbon Wetsus
Wisecrop
XHOCKWARE
Zaask
ZAPPY

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