EIT Manufacturing Community responds to the COVID-19
With the CoVId-19 pandemic, Europe and the world is currently facing one the most severe sanitary crisis we have experienced in a hundred years. While the COVID-19 is first and foremost a human tragedy, the virus has hit almost all dimensions of society hard. The manufacturing sector is no exception.
The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the fragility of our systems. EIT Manufacturing intends to contribute to increasing manufacturing ecosystems’ resilience through dedicated additional segments in the current call for proposals for 2021. In the Areas of Innovation, Education, and Business Creation we aim at increasing the preparedness, response, and recovery of the whole manufacturing ecosystems. For this special theme the same guidelines as for the normal call apply – see the Call 2021 Guidelines document.
In addition, many of our partner organizations are working on initiatives to help fight the ongoing battle against the pandemic, as well as prepare for the recovery after the pandemic.
At the same time, EIT Manufacturing is continuing its activities and meetings as planned, while following the recommendations European Commission to work remotely. We are welcoming all initiatives for innovation, leveraging our knowledge and resources to come up with new solutions to support Europe, our governments and each other.
Below you’ll find some of the activities undertaken by our partners across Europe: 3D printing of protective masks and other protective equipment, putting supercomputers at the service of medical research, developing systems to help control the spread of infectious diseases, hackathons – and much more.(*)
(*) these are some examples of the activities undertaken by our partners across Europe. Updates and new information will be included over time.