Recovery Challenge

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


Challenge context

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, both global health and economy are being challenged like never before. Our thoughts go out to all those affected. At VivaTech, we have always promoted startups solutions to encourage Open Innovation. In this very peculiar and difficult situation, we would like to follow up on this mission by using our 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?

With this initiative, VivaTech wants to prove that the VivaTech community is resilient despite the current situation. We believe that one important way of overcoming this crisis is by joining together the strengths and skills of startups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, accelerators, media, etc.


vivatech recovery challenge 1Challenge 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 we limit the virus propagation through information? How can we provide help and alleviate the strain on medical staff and facilities?

How can we remotely monitor the health of patients who are not in intensive care?

How can we diagnose easily and as quickly as possible the virus? Through Big Data, machine learning?

How can we enable an effective deconfinement 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 tests data.

vivatech recovery challenge 2Challenge 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:

  • Content platform, videos
  • Legal Aid platform (Coaching)
  • Accounting Content (platform, service, etc)
  • Mentoring platforms (management, accounting, etc)
  • Crisis communication support

vivatech recovery challenge 3Challenge 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 we help them keep 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


May 29, 2020
OrganizerViva Technology
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