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Coronavirus

United Against the Coronavirus Epidemic

United Against the Coronavirus Epidemic

The HEC Paris community has united as best as it can in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis. We are analyzing its impact on our lives, our economies and our societies.

On this page, you will find all the information, initiatives, resources and useful contents HEC Paris is proposing to navigate the waters of these times.

News

Coronavirus: "Business not as usual" Podcasts Serie
Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the world and affecting our lives in an unprecedented way. Populations all over the world are locked down, health systems have become restrained, borders are closed, and the...
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HEC Paris invited Best Buy’s Executive Chairperson Hubert Joly to the first in a series of online seminars, organized by the Society & Organization Institute (S&O). In a wide-ranging Q&A led by S&O...
HEC Paris - Indian students
Over 5,000 Indian students are reported to have chosen France to further their higher education this past year. Around 100 remained in lockdown on the HEC Paris campus until May 11, juggling the ongoing...
La Mode D'après - visuel
Founded in January 2019 by two fashion and technology enthusiasts, Leaf is a start-up with an eco-responsible mission at the HEC Incubator at Station F. It is at the origin of the La Mode d'Après platform...
HEC Paris - Coronavirus Information
In order to best anticipate the needs of the HEC Paris community, a monitoring unit has been created at the level of the general management on January 27, and meets on a daily basis. The General...
Hackaton Covid 19
The “Hacking covid 19" hackathon, co-organized in April by young graduates from HEC Paris and students from Polytechnique and Sciences Po Paris, gathered 1,400 participants to develop 103 projects in 48...
How to deal with confinement
We all have different drives, different things that make us tick. But during these exceptional times, we all need to feel connected to the world around us. Scattered across the continent, three HEC Paris...
SeedLegals Team picture
SeedLegals, the new #Fintech startup of the HEC Incubator's "Winter" batch, offers an adapted solution to facilitate the financing of startups in this constrained period.
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Since the French government declared a national confinement period on March 16, HEC Paris has invested heavily in distance teaching for its 4,500 students. In the three weeks before the break, the school...
Fondation Vignette Fund
The crisis is already having an impact on our students and their families. That is why the HEC Foundation launched a solidarity fund. Coming together to help students in difficult situations and make a...
Team UBBYK
Ubbyk, the onboarding solution supported by the HEC Incubator, is currently adapting its technology to the needs of hospitals, in this period of sanitary crisis. It is also sharing its best practices with...
Hacking Covid-19 - HEC Paris
A 48-hour hackathon is being held over the weekend of 10-12 April, with the aim of developing solutions to address the most urgent health, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Co...
Communauté entrepreneuriat hec
If agility is one of the first qualities of startups and young companies, we should not underestimate their solidarity and commitment
Fygr François and Geoffrey
While the whole world is going through an unprecedented period and the months to come are uncertain at all levels, Fygr, a start-up from the HEC Incubator, puts Open Banking at the service of small and...
Actualité fondation HEC
The Foundation team has left the HEC Paris campus but remains fully mobilized! A special thought for the students, the campus teams, the alumni, as well as for our corporate sponsors and our donors at...

The "HEC Paris Insights" Webinars

Anne-Sophie Chaxel: "Creating Intelligence in the Face of Uncertainty"
Pascal Quiry: "La finance d’entreprise à l’heure du Covid-19 : solvabilité, solvabilité (et liquidité)
Alain Bloch : "Manager dans la tempête"

Our initiatives

The mini-website « #StaySafe, by the HEC Paris Community »

Screenshot of "#StaySafe, by the HEC Paris Community" collaborative website

Founded on March 20 by the HEC Paris campus psychiatrist, Doctor David Gourion, this site is fed by the school’s students, professors and collaborators . It is both collaborative and evolving. Its objective is simple: to share eyewitness testimony, ideas, content and useful documents which allow us to navigate these periods of COVID-19-linked confinement with serenity.

Visit the "#StaySafe" website 

 

Hacking Covid-19

Lucille Collet and Camille Zivré, two recent graduates from HEC Paris, organized a 48-hour virtual hackathon in April with the aim of developing solutions to address the most urgent health, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Created in partnership with HEC Paris, Ecole Polytechnique and Sciences Po Paris, this event took place online (on the BeMyApp platform) during the weekend of April 10-12, and focused on 4 main themes:

  1. Helping healthcare professionals
  2. Helping governmental institutions
  3. Helping businesses
  4. Helping communities

More information on the Hackathon website

 

Coviz19: a dashboard to visualize the progression of the coronavirus

Mathis Batoul is a student at HEC Paris, in his gap year. He has recently been accepted to the MSc Data Science for Business, conducted jointly with Ecole Polytechnique.

Mathis has used the free time provided by the containment over the last few weekends to work on Coviz19, a dashboard that allows to see the progression of the coronavirus in more than 250 geographical areas.

Two visualization modes are proposed for each category of data (confirmed cases, active cases, deaths and recoveries):

  1. Trajectories allows to compare the evolution in the selected countries at the same stage of the epidemic. It represents the progression of the number of cases according to the number of days after the 100th declared case.
  2. Cumulative represents the progression of the number of cases day by day over a chosen period in the selected countries.

The data used is published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

This is a purely informative and non-profit project. The platform's code is open-source: Mathis Batoul is currently trying to mobilize a community of developers to contribute to the project.

See the Coviz19 website 

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For entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial community, united within the HEC IDEA Center, is mobilized to accompany entrepreneurs and project innovators. Among the initiatives of the past days, we would like to spotlight:

For more information, go to HEC IDEA Center 

 

HEC Foundation

 

HEC Foundation: a solidarity fund to support students affected by the Covid-19 crisis

The current health crisis is affecting the already fragile financial situation of some of the School's students and their families. Many of them are facing financial difficulties due to the cancellation of their internship. 

This is why the HEC Foundation has set up a solidarity fund to help students, to anticipate the support that will be needed in the coming months, and to ensure the continuity of the aid that it allocates each year to students in the different programs.

Let's mobilize and show solidarity to help students in difficult situations!

For any further information, contact the HEC Foundation team: fondation@hec.fr

Make a donation

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HEC Alumni

 

 

HEC Alumni and Sciences Po Alumni are launching a call for donations to urgently support the action of 2 international medical humanitarian organizations in the fight against the Covid-19 virus: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Médecins du Monde.

Donate now


The Covid-19 epidemic has already spread to more than 100 countries around the world, to places with fragile health systems and to regions like Europe where national response capacities are more robust but where the epidemic is particularly virulent.

There is a shortage everywhere of essential equipment for caregivers, volunteers and emergency teams: protective masks, gloves, test kits, oxygen, etc.

The needs are colossal and are unfortunately increasing every day. It is urgent for us all to mobilize as soon as possible.


Today, our schools' communities are committed:

  • to collecting donations
  • to bringing a trusted supply chain, allowing quality suppliers in China to produce the medical equipment that MSF and Médecins du Monde need for their priority actions.

In recent days, the HEC Alumni network in China and in Europe has volunteered to coordinate the production and transportation of tens of millions of protective masks and medical equipment to cities where they are needed. This contact person for this initiative is Thibaud Sarrazin, President of the HEC Alumni Chapter in Shenzhen.

You can contribute to this call for solidarity by making a donation today to allow MSF and Médecins du Monde to protect caregivers and provide medical assistance to vulnerable populations facing the epidemic all over the world.
 

Donate now

 


100 million masks collected by a volunteer team from HEC Alumni

 

 

The HEC Alumni network in China and Europe has volunteered to coordinate the production and shipment to France of tens of millions of protective masks and medical equipment.


In 48 hours, HEC Alumni volunteers managed to collect 7 million masks, a figure that reached 100 million after two weeks. The initiative came from the president of the HEC Alumni Chapter in Shenzhen,Thibaud Sarrazin.

Interviewed on France Info on April 5, Frédéric Jousset, President of HEC Alumni, explained that, on the spot, the association had succeeded in setting up a supply chain and a routing system, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The objective is to equip caregivers and staff in EHPAD (residential care homes for the elderly).


Our Corporate partners’ commitments

The health crisis we are experiencing concerns individuals, but also companies and organizations. HEC Paris' corporate partners get involved and mobilize their teams, resources and technologies to help patients, caregivers and local and national public authorities.

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What our Professors Say

Find the interviews of HEC Professors on SoundCloud:

 

Tomasz Michalski, Associate Professor in Economy and Decision Sciences at HEC Paris:

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris Professor, holder of the Jean-Monnet Chair in European Law:

Jean-Edouard Colliard, Associate Professor of Finance at HEC Paris:

Kristine de Valck, Associate Professor in Marketing at HEC Paris:

Anne-Sophie Chaxel, Associate Professor in Marketing at HEC Paris :

Sangseok You, Assistant Professor in Information Systems & Operations Management at HEC Paris :

Brian Hill, CNRS Research Professor in Economy and Decision sciences at HEC Paris:

Jeremy Ghez, Associate Professor in Economy and Decision sciences at HEC Paris:

Hélène Löning, Associate Professor in Accounting and Management Control at HEC Paris :

Georg Wernicke, Assistant Professor in Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris :

 

Find other interviews of HEC Professors at Knowledge@HEC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our resources

Free MOOCs

 

“Creating and Developing a Tech Startup”: this MOOC, available on Coursera, is offered by HEC Paris and Polytechnique. It allows participants to identify and evaluate opportunities for creating a tech business, and to better understand its principal issues on a human, technical, commercial, environmental and financial level.

As such, you will obtain solid foundations either for building your own tech business, or for joining one.

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“Become an entrepreneur of change”: this has been classed regularly among the best MOOCs in French, and is designed to learn to be entrepreneurial. It accompanies all those who wish to have a positive impact in society, but who do not know how to go about it. Whatever your age or your academic training, this will help you find the best path to change the business landscape, and to correspond to your nature! You will learn how to transit from a desire to an idea, and from an idea to an action.

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