EarlyBirds Calls For Governments To Invest In Living And Working With COVID

EarlyBirds, an innovation ecosystem connecting innovators, early adopters, and subject matter experts based on industry, business function, and expected outcomes, is appealing to governments all around the world to take transformative measures to adjust to the new normal of living with and doing business under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Further details of the range of offerings from EarlyBirds can be found on its website at earlybirds.io.

According to a recent poll of more than 100 immunologists, infectious-disease researchers, and virologists conducted by Nature magazine, 90% of respondents think that the coronavirus will become endemic for the foreseeable future. This means that it will continue to circulate in small sections of the global population for years to come.

EarlyBirds is asking governments to create plans to treat the coronavirus as a long-term threat that is as synonymous as the common flu. The pandemic was just the beginning of the introduction of the deadly strain of viruses into the human ecosystem and measures have to be taken to deal with its effects with the same vigor and vitality that governments reserve for other far more common and seasonal infectious diseases. This onus of preparedness also has to extend to the private sector too as it is not immune to the effects of the pandemic. EarlyBirds believes that it will take combined efforts of both to bring about a sustainable change to professional work and business methodologies. The goal, according to the company, should be to design systems that are resilient against the threat of COVID-19.

One avenue that governments and the private sector can turn to is the prospect of using innovative technology. Policy changes bundled with public awareness can accelerate the adoption of technologies that address the core challenges of a coronavirus mitigation strategy such as social distancing, medical testing, contactless delivery, contactless payments, and contact tracing.

EarlyBirds floats some ideas that could be adopted with the technologies that are within the reach of today’s scientific capabilities. Companies can leverage the advancements in robotics to create robots for certain tasks such as food delivery, package delivery, cleaning, teleworking, telepresence, elder care, hospital management, and many more such tasks that could potentially be automated while, at the same time, reducing the spread of coronavirus through human interaction. Medical innovations could give healthcare workers better self-testing kits and processes that give results faster with greater accuracy.

Mobile phones and smartwatches with GPS tracking capabilities could be supplemented with apps that not only track the user’s location but also use the network of devices that support LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity to create a network, similar to Apple’s revolutionary Find My network, that can be used to accurately contact trace a group that is deemed to be at high risk of contracting the virus. NFC (Near Field Communication) is another common and easily available technology that can be put to good use to create contactless payment systems that simplify the ability to follow social distancing norms.

EarlyBirds says that beyond the aforementioned examples of the application of new technologies, governments can also enforce lockdowns and enact policy changes that reward the adoption of these innovative technologies. This adoption can be spearheaded by private corporations and investors. They can be encouraged with incentives and special programs that compel them to research and bring the technologies to the stage of mass adoption.

Representatives of any world government interested in partnering with EarlyBirds will be pleased to find out that the company offers many solutions such as the Early Birds Platform, as the Challenger, and Explorer assisted programs. Early Birds Platform is a dedicated ecosystem for ongoing collaboration and exchange of actionable innovation. The Challenger program aims to solve business challenges quickly by working with Independent SME consultants and Innovators. The Explorer program exposes the latest tech disruptive solutions on regular basis to a business function or the whole of an organization.

Partners who want to work with EarlyBirds can refer to the link. EarlyBirds was launched in September 2019 and it currently offers solutions from over one million innovators.


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