Chicago Proactive Response: 

COVID-19

Leveraging Technology to Respond to Coronavirus

Our community needs help and capacity now to find solutions to COVID-19.  Join mHUB, MATTER and 1871 in the fight.

Are you working to Fight COVID-19?

Do you have a technology solution that could help lessen the impact of COVID-19 on patients, healthcare providers or the larger health system? Fill out this form to be listed in our repository. We’ll connect you to the right folks on the front lines.

Call to Innovators

Are you a healthcare provider, scientist, researcher, policy maker, administrator or anyone on the front lines of mitigating this disease? Tell us what the most critical challenges are, and we’ll mobilize the community around solutions.

Call to Front Line Experts

Is your company interested in supporting the production and manufacturing of crucial supplies and components that could have a direct impact in COVID-19 efforts?  If so, please complete this form.

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Existing Calls

Action is underway across the community.  See below for a listing of existing open calls and resources from Chicago and greater Illinois.

  • Available Funding Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loans The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. All affected small businesses and nonprofits can apply now.
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    March 19, 2020
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  • Open Calls for Resources White House Request for Supply Production The White House has reached out to the National Association of Manufacturers to seek volunteers who can donate and provide and/or produce within two weeks large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Respond if you are able to help with production >>
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    March 19, 2020
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  • Open Calls for Resources Low-cost Ventilator Solution mHUB has pulled together a team of engineers and entrepreneurs to develop low-cost solutions to quickly increase the supply of ventilators. These solutions will include both hardware and software technologies. There is an open call to medical partners, local hospitals and greater community for problem statements and challenges around prototyping and manufacturing new technologies to support patient care, testing and worker safety. Submit problem statements or ideas >>
    Posted On:
    March 19, 2020
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  • Open Calls for Resources Pandemic Response Hackathon The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. Our goal is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to the pandemic. Hackathon projects will be formulated and judged by an interdisciplinary panel of public health, health IT, and policy experts.
    Posted On:
    March 19, 2020
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  • Available Funding Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund Mayor Lightfoot announced a $100M economic relief package to support the city's small businesses that are experiencing a loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Posted On:
    March 19, 2020
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  • Available Funding Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity The State of Illinois is soliciting feedback about what small business owners need most. Information obtained by this survey will only be used to assist in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from SBA and identifying greatest areas of need. Take the survey now>>
    Posted On:
    March 19, 2020
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