• The initiative, which is intended to raise 105,000 euros, has been set in motion on the migranodearena platform and has the collaboration of Rakuten, Cisco, Makenai, Vodafone, Samsung Spain and SEUR.


Barcelona, 8 April 2020 –The aggressive nature of Covid-19 and attempts to reduce contagion mean that hospitalised patients must remain isolated and may receive no visits except at the end of life. In order to respond to these circumstances, Barcelona Tech City and Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) have launched the campaign “Tablets for (all) patients at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital”. The tablets are being donated to enable hospitalised patients to maintain and improve contact with their families and relations.

The initial phase entails a crowdfunding campaign to raise 105,000 euros for the purchase of 400 tablets for donation to Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, which has recently been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its management of the crisis caused by the coronavirus.

It is hoped that the campaign, which will run on the migranodearena crowdfunding platform until 26 April, will raise the target of 105,000 euros.

After the end of the campaign, 400 Samsung tablets will be acquired. These will come installed with the Cisco Webex video-conference and collaboration solution, tailored specifically to the project by Cisco and Makenai. Furthermore, collaboration with Vodafone will mean that some will come with a data SIM card.

The donation of the 400 tablets will be for an unlimited period of time and for as long as the hospital should require them. The tablets will be delivered to patients using the services of SEUR, which is a partner of Barcelona Tech City.

Rakuten TV, one of Europe’s main video on demand platforms, will provide this crowdfunding campaign with its support and also offer the chance to watch a film on each tablet.

The project, which is being promoted by Barcelona Tech City and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, through its 5G department and through Digital Future Society, the Foundation’s social innovation section, has the collaboration of: Rakuten, Cisco, Makenai, Vodafone, Samsung Spain and SEUR.