Press Room

7 April, 2020

This is the latest initiative launched by ECIJA since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Spain.

ECIJA, Spanish leading law firm in the field of innovation and technology, has developed, together with the iHelp Foundation, IE University and the technology companies Service Now and Volteo, the free tool SOS COVID-19. This is the first international collaborative platform to organize aid regarding coronavirus, which easily connects help requests from hospitals, nursing homes, regional governments or city councils, with private individuals and companies.

This tool is designed as a cloud solution so that every user can access online, publish needs or supply them. The tool asks two questions: “Do you need help?” and “Can you help?”. Once the agreement is closed, the contact information of both parties is shared so that they resolve the request in the shortest possible time.

The team led by the collaborating entities has developed the platform in less than two weeks, already achieving results: since the creation of an aid network for a hospital center in the Community of Madrid to provide them with 1,500 gowns, 8,000 caps and 2,000 masks, among others, as well as obtaining funding to acquire material aimed at the production of 3,000 washable and reusable face shields.

In the legal and regulatory arena, the platform has been configured by ECIJA to guarantee the proper use of the information collected and the full traceability of the operations carried out, complying with the applicable rules on the matter of the information society and the protection of data and privacy.

Cristina Villasante, manager at ECIJA: “We have a CSR policy strongly aligned with the digital sphere, where we are working to find innovative solutions for both smaller companies and social entities, as well as for citizens in general.” In this regard, SOS COVID-19 constitutes the latest initiative launched by ECIJA since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in Spain.

The Firm announced this month the development of an electronic signature mechanism to certify workplace travels, required by the Ministry of the Interior, as well as free advice to startups from the Spanish Startup Association.