Cyber security company Avast donates $25 million to research initiatives to defeat COVID-19

Published: 04.05.2020 Related countries:  U.S.A. U.S.A.

Cyber security company Avast donates $25 million to research initiatives to defeat COVID-19

The company is contributing to two research and development initiatives referenced in the COVID-Zero Coalition’s call to action: the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator for development of testing and treatments, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for the development of vaccines. In addition to that, the Avast Foundation is committing $5 million to further COVID-19 response initiatives. These include support for the Folding@home’s supercomputing program which seeks to find a cure for the virus. Avast is one of the largest and most successful cyber security companies in the world. Many of the company’s 1700+ employees are based in Prague (HQ) and Brno, Czech Republic, but there are many Avast offices worldwide, including three in the United States – Redwood City, Emeryville (CA), Charlotte (NC).

Source: https://blog.avast.com/avast-supports-covid-19-response-initiatives

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