During the current Corona crisis, numerous enterprises are setting up special B2B offers of assistance for small and medium-sized companies. Innovation for Now gathers these initiatives onto a single, central platform.


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Sustalytics

RETAIL FASHION: We ask consumers which products will sell: During this crisis, we offer free insights on YOUR prototype designs. We will test the designs of 10 brands for free in return of sharing the insights with the whole community #SUPPORT EACH OTHER

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Cooley

Legal and business insights on the COVID-19 pandemic: Our guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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interviewstream

An interviewing platform, which helps recruiters and hiring managers is offering free access to its platform to the community at large - including universities, K-12 schools, and businesses.

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PayPal

PayPal is allowing its business customers to push back repayments on business loans or cash advances at no additional cost. PayPal's efforts to assist its business customers impacted by the coronavirus include: Business loans and cash advances, Chargeback fees, Instant funds transfer, Customer disputes, PayPal Business Debit Mastercard.

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OneDine

OneDine is offering a free Tap & Pay Touchless Payment system to restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Meero

Meero, a file transfer service, is offering free large-file transfers to ease remote working.

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way. 

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Barbara Bush Foundation

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s in-house team of literacy and education experts has created a toolkit of high-quality online resources that can be used anytime, anywhere, helping parents navigate the vast amount of available options. 

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actionagainstcorona.org

actionagainstcorona.org gathers initiatives, partners, volunteers and talent. It connects initiatives with grants or investments. Ideas, projects and startups that do the most important work in the world right now get exposure. We want to increase the likelihood of success, and mitigate the damage caused by this global crisis.

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#EUvsVirus

The European Commission, in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. The #EUvsVirus Hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and address approximately 20 imminent coronavirus challenges (e.g. fast production of equipment, scaling up production capabilities, knowledge and solutions transfer from one country to another), to be quickly developed and deployed across the EU Single Market.

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Corona Solidarity Initiatives Directory

What is the difference between this and other directories? There are many good directories on Corona solutions and initiatives out there, and they are listed here as well. However these directories are specialized by community of practice, topic or locality. This directory attempts to operate at the global meta-level, offering a fuller picture of what is happening.

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Young Impactmaking Community

YIM provides inspiration, problem-solving power, a testing stage, workshops, matching events and more. Together we can grow the Young Impactmaking Community and make social entrepreneurship sexy, fun, and the norm for every creator, maker and young entrepreneur!

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Contentflow

Contentflow allows media teams to distribute live content to increase reach, engagement and revenue. The platform includes automated subtitles, easy live-clipping/push-to-social, moderated chats and restreaming to all social channels.

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Sherpany

Sherpany is a meeting management platform for leadership meetings, designed for distributed and/or remote leadership teams.

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Talentcube

Talentcube is a mobile-first Video-Recruiting platform that enables companies to conduct on-demand video interviews and communicate via live and/or prerecorded videos.

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Xente

Xente is an online mobile payment and mobile commerce platform. It allows users to do online shopping, pay bills, book tickets for buses, trains, airlines, etc. Users can also buy airtime, movie/event tickets, pay school fees, etc.

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SaaS for CoVid

SaaS products with a COVID-19 discount

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Authentic Vision GmbH

eCommerce and online shopping skyrocket in times of COVID-19 - and so do counterfeits. Crisis-driven demand combined with consumers’ inability to identify fake products creates a serious problem. Authentic Vision’s unique holographic fingerprint provides a secure and reliable solution.

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Wirecard

Wirecard is offering an instant digital payments solution to every retailer – even those without an online shop – via a simple link. We can support any retailer in opening an online shop straight away, expand their existing digital sales solutions, or accept card payments directly at their front door – all without any setup fees or ongoing costs.

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Asana

Responding quickly to the current situation and supporting special organizations that are making a valuable contribution to the fight against the virus, Asana is now widening the free program and its benefits by offering free licenses to qualified non-profit organizations whose work is directly aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 or providing assistance.

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Google

Google provides all users with an overview of questions, information and tips about Covid-19 on a separate page.

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Zone24x7

Zone24x7 is prepared to offer the following to any business which is in need: a platform capable of remotely monitoring, managing & troubleshooting edge devices on a connected environment, and Big Data & Analytics services to efficient shoppers experience in Retail eCommerce websites.

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Bing

Bing is providing an overview of current international news and interactive maps on the spread of the Covid19 pandemic.

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Atlassian

Atlassian supports companies of all sizes as they continue their teamwork, even when team members work remotely.

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Quip

Users have the possibility to optimize the work of employees in their home office with Quip free of charge.

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Ping Identity

Ping Identity is offering free cloud single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for businesses with remotely-working employees. Their offers include solutions to enable your work-from-home workforce immediately with one-click access to all of your SaaS application and strong authentication for VPN connections.

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SAP

SAP is opening access to selected software and services to support companies as they face the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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Broadcom

We offer 4 free, unlimited time cloud enterprise solutions with few functional limitations. Agile Management, APM, Pipeline Builder, Continuous Testing Platform.

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Helpful Engineering

Helpful Engineering is a 3,400 strong volunteer-run nonprofit incubator organization. Relying on the resourcefulness and grit of our members, they are working to design innovative ways to fight the virus that causes this disease and have partnered with medical professionals to know what would help them the most in this crisis.

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Hello Studio

Hello Studio has launched a similar plattform to Innovation for Now where companies in Sweden can publish how they can help other companies in Sweden to keep Sweden going (Håll Sverige igång) during this crisis.

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Startup Blink

Startup Blink's Coronavirus Innovation Map is a global directory with hundreds of innovations and solutions that help people cope and adapt to life amid the Covid-19 pandemic. They have created this resource hoping to help teams of innovators connect, cooperate and build solutions faster.

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Verum Capital

Verum Capital is offering complimentary blockchain consulting services to help businesses develop enduring solutions during the crisis or take on strategic-planning projects. Contact us for a customized blockchain introduction, a sector-specific overview, or a use-case review.

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