Building on the success of the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, the European Innovation Council (EIC), under the patronage of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, is organising a Matchathon with the participation of the 120 winning teams from the hackathon, investors, corporates and public authorities, including among others, public procurers and hospitals; academia and research institutions, from all across Europe and beyond.
The goal of the Matchathon is to connect the needs of innovators with the opportunities made available by investors, corporates, public authorities, academia and research institutions. During the Matchathon, innovators will pitch their solutions in order to secure deals and funding that will enable them to scale up their innovative solutions and bring them to the market. This, in turn, will help address COVID-19 relevant challenges and speed up the European and global recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.
A total of 120 winning projects with 800 innovators working in multinational teams, 115 investors and more than 200 ‘partners’ (including corporates, universities and public authorities) have registered to participate at this #EUvsVirus Matchathon.
A Demo Day with selected teams and partners is scheduled for 21 May ahead of the Matchathon, which will take place from 22 to 25 May.