EIT Digital partners in four European regions are testing the application of COVID-19 tracing with physical tokens in real-life settings addressing events and situations crucial for opening essential parts of Europe’s economy.
Football stadiums, hospitals, high schools, factories, concerts and opera houses are among the settings for testing the practical use of physical tokens to trace contagion and spread of COVID-19. EIT Digital supports four teams in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy and the UK as part of its initiatives to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our societies and economies with the help of digital technology.
- Pilots are launched in September
- Token systems are easy to use, secure, privacy preserving and operate independently of mobile phones
- Physical contact tracing tokens complement app-based tracing solutions
Contact tracing is an important method to contain the spread of COVID-19. Many countries launched smartphone app solutions. EIT Digital complements the smartphone-based approach with solutions based on physical tokens.
Following a public call, EIT Digital received more than 60 expressions of interest. Based on this response, four European teams were established to work on concrete pilots.