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.

European countries & the European Union are supporting companies throughout the crisis. Read more about the support mechanisms here.

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.(*)

Modelling how the virus spreads through the air

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A joint project carried out by four Finnish research organisations has studied the transport and spread of coronavirus through the air. Preliminary results indicate that aerosol particles carrying the virus can remain in the air longer than was originally thought, so it is important to avoid busy public indoor spaces. Read more.

Joint forces to fight the pandemic

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A platform to connect actors in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems and academics to join forces in identifying actions to fight and mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Read more (in French).

Epidemic Management System & Supercomputers

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Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is working on an Epidemic Management System (EMS) to help control the spread of infectious diseases. The project has been commissioned for the City of Vienna.  Read more.  Atos has also made two supercomputers available to researchers and businesses, conducting research related to COVID-19.

3D printing protective equipment

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Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, is partnering with several industrial companies to help produce Personal Protective Equipment for medical staff. Read more (in Swedish).

Open-source ventilator & monitor

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In response to the shortage of ventilators, CEA developed an open-source, low-cost respirator and monitoring solution, already in use at French hospitals:
CLEAR-R: an emergency respirator, tested in vivo
CLEAR-M: a low-cost universal monitoring solution
Read more (in French)

Low-cost and easy to use ventilator

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A team of engineers and physicians led by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) developed the PNEUMA, a low-cost and easy to assemble ventilator with a self-inflating bag, which can be use also outside of hospitals when transporting patients or at home. Read more.

Supercomputers to facilitate simulations

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ITPAreo, world leader in low pressure turbines and engines for the areomotive industry, has placed its supercomputing cluster at the disposal of important scientific bodies to facilitate intensive simulations in the fight against COVID-19 and is producing healthcare PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) with its 3D printing technology. Read more.

Driving force behind a CoVID-19 hackathon

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The Swedish initiative engaged more than 7000 participants to come up with solutions to help fight the pandemic. Read more about the winning concepts.

3D printing frames for face shields

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Sandvik Group provides support to protect medical personnel in the battle against Covid-19 by 3D-printing of frames for face shields. Read more.

Opening Additive Manufacturing Network

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As response to the growing shortage of medical devices necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens, opened its Additive Manufacturing Network Platform to everyone who requires medical device design or print services. Through this network, you can reach designers and suppliers worldwide who will prepare the parts needed to keep your medical center running. Read more.

(*) these are some examples of the activities undertaken by our partners across Europe. Updates and new information will be included over time.

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