Denso International Europe, the regional headquarters of the world’s second largest advanced automotive technology supplier, is supporting Covid-19 research and response efforts led by Technical University Delft and the Erasmus MC Foundation.
As regional and national authorities begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions, institutions continue their research to find solutions for medical care as well as research towards finding a cure or vaccine against the virus.
Denso has allocated €10k to be used for the purchase of medical PPEs, and to support medical and academic institutions in the Netherlands, mainly TU Delft and the Erasmus Medical Center Foundation.
TU Delft conducts Covid-19 research aimed at improving patient care, including the safe re-use of face masks, and the timely development of ventilators in order to meet urgent demand.
The Erasmus MC Foundation, on the other hand, focuses its research on recovery, studying treatments that may prove to be a viable cure for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and developing a vaccine that may prevent infection and future outbreaks.
Following Denso’s donation to the Erasmus MC Foundation, a fundraising page was also set up, enabling associates working at both the Denso Weesp and World Trade Center Amsterdam offices to donate directly if they wish.
Elsewhere in Europe, Denso European companies have also shown support and solidarity through various efforts and initiatives.
Denso companies in Italy, which has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in Europe, have extended financial support, with a total of €185,000 and PPE to help medical institutions and workers.
Besides producing face masks, Denso companies in Spain are also collaborating with a local engineering university to produce 3D-printed face-shields for medical workers and ventilators that can be used in intensive care units.
Other initiatives and donations have also been led by Denso associates across the region such as cleaning materials, PC donations to help with homeschooling during quarantine, and support for the elderly and vulnerable groups.