Recovery Challenge

Let’s Ignite Positive Change in this COVID-19 Context

Recovery Challenge

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, both global health and economy are being challenged like never before. VivaTech promotes startups solutions to encourage open innovation. In this very peculiar and difficult situation, VivaTech would like to follow up on this mission by using their platform to promote effective solutions that may ignite positive change and help everybody recover from the current crisis.

How can Digital and Tech solutions help entrepreneurs, startups, and corporates to recover from the various challenges that have arisen from this crisis, while they are stuck at home, and to anticipate the end of the confinement?

A goal of the initiative is to prove that the VivaTech community is resilient despite the current situation. This is based on the belief that one important way of overcoming this crisis is by joining together the strengths and skills of startups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, accelerators, media, etc. Read More.

Challenge 1
Help restore health and services

You have a solution to help people, hospitals, medical staff, medical logistics, medical production, etc. during the pandemic. How can virus propagation be limited through information? How can help be provided while alleviating the strain on medical staff and facilities?

How can the health of patients who are not in intensive care be remotely monitored?

How can virus diagnosis be completed quickly and easily? Can this be accomplished through big data or machine learning?

How can an effective deconfinement be enabled by limiting the risk of a second wave of infection?

Examples of expected solutions: 

  • Production of equipment through 3D printing
  • Geolocalization and personalized status apps, cartography through public data.
  • Diagnoses through chatbots, telemedicine platforms
  • Collaborative platforms
  • AI Solutions for deconfinement through mapping with test data.
Challenge 2
Help the economy recover

The economy is going through an unprecedented period of crisis on a global level. All sectors and all types of companies, from startups to big corporates, are unfortunately being heavily impacted by this difficult situation.

This Challenge is for you if you have a solution to help companies bounce back during and after the crisis.

How Tech is currently helping: Accounting strategy and optimization, legal aid, management strategy contents, and services, mentoring propositions, etc.

Examples of expected solutions: 

  • The content platform, videos
  • Legal Aid platform (Coaching)
  • Accounting Content (platform, service, etc)
  • Mentoring platforms (management, accounting, etc)
  • Crisis communication support
Challenge 3
Help people care for themselves and one another

During this lockdown period, many people are stuck at home. Propose your solution to help them learn new things, manage their current daily life, and prepare for crisis recovery once the lockdown ends.

For those exposed more strongly to this crisis, how can they be kept in touch with vulnerable populations through digital technologies, decrease their risk of exposure or infection through digital collaborative platforms and provide them support for their needs?

Examples of expected solutions: 

  • Free MOOCs
  • Webinars, tools
  • Collaboration platform
  • Solidarity initiatives through digital or new technologies