IOTA Selected by Germany to Design Digital Tech Combating COVID-19 in Africa and Eastern Europe

newslogical.com 2020-05-19 07:30
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IOTA (MIOTA) has been selected as one of the finalists of the Federal Government innovative challenge who are to design a Smart Care Corona Response in Africa and Eastern Europe, purposely to mitigate against the global epidemy in the two regions.

IOTA Foundation was selected alongside 19 other finalists by the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as a viable initiative capable of fighting the global epidemy COVID-19.

The IOTA Foundation is seen as an umbrella body housing outstanding projects for combating the global epidemy.

The Smart Development Hack is organized by the ministry to select the best digital technology project capable of mitigating against the widespread COVID-19.

The hackathon took place on the 14 and 15 May, and was organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) with the motto “let’s hack the coronavirus”.

During the hackathon, not less than 150 firms and teams participated and over 1000 ideas were showcased out of which 20, which includes IOTA Foundation, were selected.

The target of the innovative challenge is to reduce the intensity of COVID-19 in developing or underdeveloped countries especially.

The hackathon was co-sponsored by European Union, Team Europe, businesses and civil society from far and wide.

Selected firms include the IOTA Foundation, CADUS e.V, Medicus AI GmbH, ICME Healthcare GmbH and some other notable firms.

Selected teams are going to be designing a Smart Care Corona Response in Africa and Eastern Europe. They are to be financially supported to be able to transform the idea into reality.

Beim #SmartDevelopmentHack haben wir zusammen mit @Europeaid 20 Teams ausgewählt, die an innovativen digitalen Lösungen zur Bekämpfung der Auswirkungen des #coronavirus in den Partnerländern der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit feilen. #TeamEurope https://t.co/T4rjtA7GKT pic.twitter.com/qpHYf0V4rQ

— BMZ Bund (@BMZ_Bund) May 15, 2020