In light of the latest developments of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on public and private entities across Europe, activities of Robotics companies might be affected in different ways, especially those with international and distributed nature. RobotUnion mentors, companies and partners are spread all over Europe and our events, meetings, customer relations are moving to a solely digital dimension.
Many partners and startups who are part of the RobotUnion program have launched initiatives to support the fight against the pandemic in these difficult times. Below the list:
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health and social crisis. We can all contribute to limiting COVID-19’s transmission and impact. BLUMORPHO, EuroScan international network and co-operation partners has decided to offer their resources in the call #unitedagainstcovid19.
We are encouraging you to showcase your solutions to contribute to help citizens and health organizations in the fight against COVID-19. Your solutions will be evaluated by EuroScan international networks members and cooperation partners from Health Authorities and experts to disseminate and facilitate their use. All solutions that will contribute to limit COVID-19 transmission and impact are expected.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented health, social and economic crisis all over the world. To participate in the fight against the virus, Governments are calling for help and several initiatives have been launched to limit its transmission and impact.
Fundingbox has prepared the list with the public funding opportunities like open calls, campaigns and hackathons to contribute in the Coronavirus fight
Moreover, 136 teams from 17 research projects across the European Union will soon receive €47.5 million to make the most of their expertise and technologies to detect the disease, treat and protect patients. Discover the research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and preparedness for other outbreaks.
Other organisations are contributing to the fight of the Coronavirus too: the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Foundation and partners have launched the first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
From ISDI we want to join all those who are offering help to those small and medium enterprises to help alleviate the problems they may be facing. As you all know, Coronavirus is a global pandemic that affects the most important thing, everyone’s health, but also many startups, SMEs and freelancers who will be forced to take on debt, lay off or even close down.
That’s why we bring you our own initiative and a couple of links that may be useful for you. Entrepreneurship and technological perks:
- If you are interested in offering a free or discounted product or service to help others cope with the Coronavirus.
- If you are having problems with your startup, SME or as a self-employed due to Coronavirus and you want to see the services that have been offered.
The community is mobilizing and there are free or highly discounted service offerings everywhere to help the people and businesses who need it most in these complex times. But they are not always being picked up and displayed in a common place to help those who want to use them.
Nido Robotics wanted to contribute to the defeat of the COVID-19, by using their technology and producing protective screens for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
NIDO Robotics has partnered with the Digital Craftsmanship Laboratory in San Pedro del Pinatar, Makers in Alicante and the CoronaMakers group in Murcia, in order to produce the largest number of PPE items in the most efficient, fastest way possible. The goal is to produce between 500 and 2000 PPE per day to be delivered to the health services in Murcia and Alicante. In addition to the Guardia Civil, local and national police forces, etc.
After a great effort, they delivered 150 protective screens to the Hospital de la Arrixaca and another 150 to the Hospital Reina Sofía in Murcia (Spain). With hope and commitment, at Nido they continue to work for a greater contribution and to be able to stop this situation.
The BotsAndUs team put their workshop to good use, by joining a nationwide initiative as one of the volunteers across the UK who are producing 3D printed Face Shields to help address the shortage of PPE in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.