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The latest issue of OurCrowd’s Innovation Insider discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship. In this publication we theorize that these recent developments are not only designed to help adapt to life during the pandemic, but are the beginning of a new reality. The issue covers topics such as telehealth, travel, retail, and finance.
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“Intensive Care” by Medical Investment Analyst Ariel Krause discusses the long-term changes she anticipates as a result of the adjustments made during the pandemic. This includes increased time-efficiency with medical testing and diagnoses. Krause also anticipates that there will be “greater agility in how hospitals and equipment are structured.” In order to “optimize infection containment and control,” Krause expects hospitals will move away from their curtain separated rooms.
In “Have a Biosafe Flight,” Yakir Machluf, Mobility Lead at OurCrowd writes about the changes we can expect regarding air-travel and increases in biosecurity. Machluf notes that it will likely take years for airline industries to reach their 2019 numbers, but with the help of startup companies, they are already starting to redesign air-travel to fit pandemic and post-pandemic sanitation guidelines.
“Counter Attack” by Investment Principal Kfir Kachlon and Natalie Milstein addresses the full-speed transition of retail stores in light of COVID-19. The article notes that these changes were a long time coming for the retail industry, but with the spread of COVID-19, these companies have been forced to remodel their in-person experiences. Through AI and other technological developments, retailers are remodeling their brick-and-mortar stores to allow customers to shop with increased sanitation and cleanliness, and now minimal person-to-person interaction.
“Chain Gang” by Eytan Buchman, CMO of Freightos.com expands on our society’s reliance on a “functioning global supply chain.” The necessity of global trade was highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with an increased reliance on e-commerce. Many companies have resorted to expanding the role of technology in supply chain logistics in order to increase their productivity and their ability to function during the pandemic.
In “Cashing In,” Fintech Lead’s Josh Liggett suggests that COVID was the push that banks needed to focus more on digital banking. While many consumers still go to physical banks out of concern for the cyber risks involved with online banking, there are startups available to help banks increase data protection.
Read more about these topics by downloading the latest issue of Innovation Insider.
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After a long debate, France’s contract tracing app StopCovid is now available on both Android and iOS platforms. Notably, this app launch coincides with the third phase of the government’s reopening plan, where restaurants, high schools, and universities will be opened gradually.
Just like France, many countries across the world are relying on the apps to help alert people quickly when they’ve been exposed to the virus and help prevent the spread.
Digital Minister Cedric O said in an interview on France Inter radio on Monday, “From the first downloads, the app helps avoid contamination, illness and thus deaths. So there is no minimum threshold for the app’s efficiency. Of course, the more people have the app, the better, but there is no threshold to make it efficient. It speeds the tracing process.”
Use Bluetooth signal!
Similar to other contact tracing apps, this one also uses Bluetooth signal from smartphones to develop a list of other users you’ve interacted with for around 15 minutes. Also, you will be alerted when you have been close to a user who tests positive for COVID-19.
In case, if you take a test for COVID-19 that turns out to be positive, the laboratory will give you a code to scan or enter manually to send an anonymous alert to users who have been close to you.
Rejected external backing from Google and Apple!
It’s worth mentioning that Britain and France rejected the external help from tech giants like Google and Apple, unlike Germany’s which are based on the platform jointly developed by Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
While many criticised the app citing privacy issues, the French government said that it does not utilise location tracking and deletes user data after 14 days. After a long intense debate about how user data will be used and protected, the app was approved by lawmakers and the privacy watchdog. The application has been developed by the StopCovid team under the supervision of the Ministry for Solidarity and Health and the Ministry of State for Digital Affairs.
At the time of writing this article, around 151,000 cases were confirmed with 28,940 deaths and 68,812 recoveries.
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We recently had to postpone our EU-Startups Summit to April 29-30, 2021, and earlier this month we published an article about how the Coronavirus crisis impacts startup & technology events in Europe.
With all in-person events cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future across Europe and across the world, Europe’s startups are looking for other ways to connect, promote their business and learn from experts. While online events don’t offer the traditional opportunities for on-the-spot networking, they do have other benefits. Saving travel costs, providing the ability to hop in and out of a session easily without physically walking long distances between rooms, jumping in during your normal working day to listen to a unique session, or having recorded materials to listen to again when you want.
With this in mind, we’ve created a little report which introduces you to 20 of the coolest online events aimed at startups happening between May and September of this year. The free report will be sent to our newsletter subscribers this week.
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