24 / 04 / 2020

RTOs in action: fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and alleviating its socio-economic consequences

Governments around the globe are currently working on reinforcing their public health sectors fighting COVID-19 and taking actions to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the pandemic. As key RD&I actors, RTOs are supporting those efforts.


EARTO members are actively supporting our health sectors with upgrading the manufacturing capabilities, quality testing and distribution of key medical supplies and equipment, while supporting the pharmaceutical development of testing and diagnosis, as well as of new treatments and vaccines. Around the globe, RTOs are working alongside their governments in today’s crisis management thanks to their digital tools and data analysis capabilities. EARTO Members also support their governments in developing specific policy measures to alleviate the pandemic’s socio-economic consequences.


EARTO is keeping track and supporting the coordination of its members’ response to COVID-19 with a dedicated task force on this topic. The below infographic highlights some examples of RTOs’ efforts to date.



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