Eastern partner countries present over 20 solutions to challenges faced by COVID-19

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

More than 12,000 participants from 98 countries presented over 1,000 ideas in the Global Hack against the coronavirus. The event was supported by the EU and the ‘EU4Digital’ initiative, and its aim was to identify the best innovative solutions to the current challenges faced by COVID-19. The ideas included eight submissions from Georgia, four from Ukraine and Belarus each, and a total of nine solutions from Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Republic of Moldova.

The hackathon had a total prize pool of €220,000 with the EU providing up to €75,000 for the three winning teams. 

The Global Hack event partnered with tech enthusiasts, business leaders, project managers, marketing experts, designers, and innovators from around the world to exchange ideas and practices to develop creative and practical prototypes.

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