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EIT Digital webinar: Reopen society using physical COVID-19 contact tracing tokens


Contact tracing experts, customers, policy makers and entrepreneurs will discuss how physical COVID-19 contact tracing tokens can be used to quickly react to local outbreaks.

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EIT Digital is organising on April 28 from 12:00 to 13:00 (CET) the Reopen society using physical COVID-19 contact tracing tokens webinar.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced European countries to temporarily shut down businesses and events to limit the transmission of the disease.

Despite the vaccination, contact tracing - the process of warning the individuals that they have previously been exposed to a COVID-19-infected person - is essential in tracking and breaking these chains of transmission.

As an alternative to the struggling smartphone-based contact tracing apps, since mid-2020, EIT Digital has supported European entrepreneurial teams developing token-based tracing systems in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, UK, and Hungary. These targeted European solutions have been piloted at construction sites, stadiums, schools and offices.

In this one-hour webinar, EIT Digital brings together experts in contact tracing, representatives from the five supported entrepreneurial teams and policy makers from all over Europe, to discuss how token-based contact tracing systems could help Europe to reopen the society. 

Join the EIT Digital Reopen society using physical COVID-19 contact tracing tokens webinar on April 28 from 12:00 to 13:00 (CET), and learn all about this new European technology.

Preliminary agenda

  • Setting the scene - Professor Willem Jonker (CEO, EIT Digital)
  • Keynote on Contact and presence tracing - Professor Bart Preneel (KU Leuven, architect of the Belgian contact tracing app and 'IT Person of the Year' award recipient)
  • Panel on customer perspective - Mikko Kuusakoski (Head of Data Analytics, YIT), Tamas Kadar (CEO, Sziget Fesztival), Javier Murillo Ricote (Senior Project Manager, Ferrovial)
  • Presentation of COVID-19 contact tracing tokens
  • Panel on government perspective - Ander Elustondo Jáuregui (Policy officer, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission), Merit Clocquet (Sports innovation Officer, Sportinnovator)
  • Conclusion 

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