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

Friday, March 20, 2020 Tropical Disease News
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TECH4COVID19 brings together over 120 companies and 700 technologists to assist with pandemic support

LISBON, Portugal, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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 Armaze´m 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 Lima~o 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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