Program - 19 is a 4 week-long innovation program that aims to use creativity,
entrepreneurship and innovative-mindset to aid businesses, government, health-workers, and everyone else in
battling the virus and its consequences.
Many of the consequences have been identified, and the government and experts have implemented various measures to tackle these issues. Yet, it is clear that the COVID-19 outbreak has caused many challenges to society that are yet to be addressed, such as loneliness, within economics, education and more.
The question is then: How can young people help solve these issues across borders?
YSI is a recognised organisation that has completed 10 different innovation programs since 2016, with more than 250 people across the globe participating. The entrepreneurs of the programmes have created many initiatives such as Waymore, AquaSolis Global and InforMed. In just two days, more than 500 youth from 62 different countries have applied to be part of PROGRAM - 19. Everyone with the common aim of solving the issues created by the COVID-19 outbreak through social entrepreneurship.Read more
This program is at the core what YSI's mission is, which is why we have allocated
resources to contribute to this programme. With that said, this is not something that we will be able to do
alone. We are therefore looking for actors that wish to invest in potential solutions, mentors who wish to
contribute in the development and the quality assurance of the projects, as well as marketing partners.
Is your company interested in contributing to the most important project of our time?
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the solutions below, there are 20 more ideas being developed as we speak.
Sow for Heath is a voluntary project that started in Norway as a contribution to the shortage of infection control equipment like face masks and medical protective coats. We have established a voluntary work platform through a web page and connected this to an existing app where sewers and customers can meet.Read more Contact
World Citizen Report allows citizens to report their status and actions related to the COVID-19 epidemic. The are continuously developing the service to include tracking and more information for the citizens, as well as analytical tools and reporting for health authorities. Fill it out today!Read more Contact
Aerosol Box is a protective barrier enclosed for use during intubation, suctioning and swabbing to prevent the transmission of the virus from patient to the medical workers. It is a transparent cube that covers a patient's head during swabbing, suctioning and intubation to avoid virus transmission.Contact
This website aims to provide a centralize knowledge management platform where only an admin (or credible person) can post information. The aim is to provide a beautiful, user friendly knowledge sharing platform for public.
BioRayz is a box that takes only 3 minutes to disinfects items, ensuring a 99,9% removal of viruses and bacteria, using UVC LEDS. It can be used effectively to disinfect phones, stethoscopes, pens, etc. They are currently scaling the size of the box to build a cost-effective version for hospitals and clinics.Read more Contact
Covidu is a chatbot that will get you the lates COVID-19 statistics from different countries. All the user needs to do is name a country and the bot will retrieve the latest numbers from the Johns Hopkins CSSE database, with the possibility to get daily updates The reason they built Covidu was to enable people with limited/slow internet easy access to COVID-19 stats from all over the world.Read more Contact
EcoMasks create reusable, biodegradable, EPA-approved anti-viral face masks, made from a proprietary cotton embedded with accelerated copper oxide particles, and a nano fiber textile that blocks pathogens. The pores of the nano fiber pad are so small that bacteria cannot go through it, nor a droplet that contains a live virus.Read more Contact
Hommi is a hardware and software platform that proactively nudges users to regularly wash their hands depending on several factors - time from the last wash, if the person ventured out of the location, etc. It can be used by businesses to track and limit the number of people in places like shopping malls and supermarkets.Read more Contact
Abetec Market Place (AMAP) is a community of social innovators, creators, designers, marketers and environmental conscious entrepreneurs who are joining hands together during this COVID-19 crisis to build healthy, sustainable communities, co-existing in a safe inclusive environment. They provide meaningful connections within a vibrant community and resources to support your entrepreneurial journey during this time of crisis.Read more Contact
Most of this crisis' impact is felt by the most vulnerable sectors of the society – people who are often left marginalized. Many struggle to find means by which they could put food on the table. As a response to this, together with the local government of Cainta, the Cainta Food Program Project is making sure absolutely no one is left behind, unsupported, and marginalized during this crisis by delivering food, aid packages and different goods.Read more Contact
By focusing on solutions for challenges related to COVID-19, the project is in an
important step in achieving
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. The purpose of the project is to put forward solutions to the common challenge of global health, which is threatened by the virus.
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure is embedded in the purpose of the program, as participants are tasked with finding innovating solutions for problems in their local and national communities. By bringing together a diverse range of actors with more than 40 nationalities represented, the program ensures a broad spectrum of competencies and a platform for knowledge-sharing.
SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals is at the heart of all projects in DGF. The focus on collaboration across sectors and countries to together reach the SDGs is an important value for us. The goals cannot be achieved by one entitity alone, but only through collaborations and partnership.