Tackling the pandemic: great response from EIT Health community in networking innovative organisations

Intensive care ventilators, COVID-19 patient detection software and applications monitoring the spread of the disease are only some of the innovative solutions proposed on the EIT Health platform to address the pandemic.

Through the initiative 'Fighting COVID-19', EIT Health aims to network those who 'need' help and those who 'can' offer help so as to facilitate collaborations aimed at tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

There has been great response from organisations and individuals who are on the front line to the ongoing initiative, which started in March 2020. Intensive care ventilators, free bio-disinfection devices, COVID-19 patient detection software and applications monitoring the spread of the disease are just some of the innovative solutions proposed by organisations, scientists and professionals on the EIT Health platform that has been set up for this purpose. 

Fill out this form and let us know if you are looking for help in the fight against COVID-19 or if you have something that could help other organisations or people working on the front line. This could be organisations that need or can offer equipment, services, advice, knowledge, collaboration opportunities, etc.

Requests or offers submitted will be reviewed by our Regional Innovation Hubs (also known as co-location centres or CLCs) and, following a moderation process, we will review and see where the connections can be made, and appropriate actions taken. We may then share these on the EIT Health website or social media so we can inform others of activities subsequently taking place.

Watch the video from ERT’s news about the actions of EIT Health and the contribution of National Documentation Centre against the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further information and clarification contact the National Documentation Centre  (EKT), EIT Health hub for Greece and contact George Megas, EIT Health Hub Greece Co-ordinator megas@ekt.gr, 6982612266.

National Documentation Centre & EIT Health

EKT is the Greek hub of EIT Health, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology  (EIT) for health innovation. EIT Health is one of the largest funded initiatives supporting innovation in the health sector. It is a unique European network of leading companies, universities, research and development centres, institutes and health units. It supports businesses, research centres and young digital health researchers to develop their ideas and create innovative products and services that improve the lives and health of Europe's citizens.

In 2019, EKT supported more than 20 startups to participate in the EIT Health competitions. More than 60  Health students were informed about EIT Health programmes and 12 of them were selected to participate in summer schools and educational programmes.