Winner of the EUvsVirus Hackathon: Link to their pitch description: https://eunitedvsvirus.devpost.com/submissions/155...Aidbind: We cover the information gap between the demand, supply and funding of medical equipment, procured by donation. We provide a data platform combining hospitals needs with available suppliers and funds.
"Yesterday": Three weeks ago we asked a donation platform when our solution was needed. Showing great belief in our solution but recognising the urgency of implementation, their response was "yesterday". We've continued to receive the same level of overwhelming support each of the countless interviews we've conducted since, with experts from across the EU.
Healthcare providers need medical equipment urgently and suffer from the lack of supplies. Manufacturers and existing suppliers are overwhelmed with the demand and a number of new manufacturers are repurposing their production lines or starting from scratch to join the market. On the other hand, fundraisers struggle to procure medical equipment and match them to institutions who need funding and support the most. With the sudden emergence of many charitable organizations aimed at the funding and procurement of medical supplies, there is a lot of miscommunication and overlap in orders leading to high costs and hospital PPE and equipment requirements not being fulfulled in time.