02 April 2020 – Ministry of Digital Governance organises COVID-19 hackathon

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Digital Governance

Overview: The first hackathon of remote innovation for digital applications and methodologies for the economy and society trying to deal with the consequences of pandemic. They are organized by the Ministry of Digital Governance and a range of public institutions, companies and collective bodies.
Full details here: https://covidhackgr.gov.gr/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Adopting a tech-driven strategy, such venues seek to provide insights on the workings, pathways, etc of COVID-19 from different technology-oriented views.