On 24-26 April, the European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, hosted a Pan-European Matchathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners, and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.
Over 30,000 people from across the EU and beyond submitted 2,164 projects related to various domains including health and life (899), business continuity (381), remote working and education (272), social and political cohesion (453), digital finance (76), and other challenges (83).
Jurors named Linistry, winner of the business continuity domain. Linistry’s solution promotes social distancing in retail.
1. Limits the number of customers in-store (Store Control Module)
Number of customers inside need to be monitored and controlled, therefore, customers entering and leaving need to be counted.
2. Eliminates queues at the entrance (Queue Control Module)
By limiting the number of entries, queues may build up in front of the premises, increasing risk of infection and significantly reducing customer experience.
3. Redirects customers online (Channel Redirection Module)
Even if the store has their online selling solution, there are a number of customers who visit the store in person. Retailers may want to redirect some of their customers to online channels to reduce in-store physical contact as much as possible.