Updated May 22, 2018

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Foundation

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
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Funding Opportunities

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$713,425,611
To Date
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1453
Funded Innovations
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1,611
Funded Deals
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100
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Type
Foundation
Where We Work
Africa
Asia and Pacific
Focus Areas
Agriculture
Economic Growth and Trade
Education
Gender
Health
Humanitarian Assistance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Digital Finance

Funding History

WINNER
SEP 2017
Flexcrevator
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa, India and Zambia
  1. $1,175,411PENDING
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
WINNER
MAY 2017
Mobile Money, Schooling, and the Poor
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,330,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Integrating Dynamics and Data into Elimination Strategy
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Perspectives on Side Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
WINNER
APR 2017
Subjective Expectations and Demand for Contraception
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Conditional Protein Degradation Tool for Cryptosporidium
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Malaria Box Target and Mechanism Characterization
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Spatio-Temporal Data Integration for Malaria Elimination
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Implicit Measures of Women's Beliefs About Contraception
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
High-Throughput Screening for Novel Contraceptive Agents
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
WINNER
APR 2017
New Safer Contraceptives that Block Ovulation
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA)
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
WINNER
APR 2017
Mobile WACh NEO
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Development of Safe and Effective Oral Immunotherapy
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
A Platform for Identifying Drugs Targeting Germ Cells
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
A Birth Control for Nuanced Control
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) - Health Center By Phone
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Public-Private Partnerships and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INMalawi
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Mapping Hotspots for Mosquito-Human Malaria Transmission
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Integrated Platform to Identify Malaria Data "Cold-Spots"
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Spermatogonia-Meiosis Transition as a Contraceptive Target
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
The Spiny Mouse for Screening Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Hacking the Next Generation of Youth-Friendly Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
NoV - Cohort Mobile Payment Solution for Bottom of Pyramid
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $999,614VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Bioprinted Oviduct Model to Screen Novel Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
WINNER
APR 2017
Novel Therapy Targeting the Cryptosporidium Virus
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Strengthening MDA through Community Dialogues
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $298,366VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2017
Documenting Male Future Contraceptive Preferences in Nigeria
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
ELICIT: Early Life Interventions for Childhood Growth and Development in Tanzania
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $4,508,872VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
NOV 2016
D-tree International
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Data/Analytics
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania, Malawi, Mali and 1 More
  1. $249,939VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGSaving Lives at Birth (Round 6)
  3. ORGANIZATIONSDepartment for International Development, Grand Challenges Canada, Korea International Cooperation Agency, Norad, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Saving Lives at Birth
WINNER
NOV 2016
Reduced Cost Xenomonitoring for Lymphatic Filariasis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $424,874VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Measuring Changes in Functional Brain Activity with fNIRS
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,834,202VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
YLabs
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Gender, Health and 4 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INRwanda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Coffee Ring Stain Diagnostics for Malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Maternal Immunization to protect infants against malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Characterization of Bacterial Plasmids on a Smartphone
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Predicting the Arrival of "Superbugs"
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance in Low-Income Settings
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Novel In Vitro Screening Model to Assess Male Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Targeting Motility and the Acrosome for Contraceptive Drugs
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Development of a Novel Organ-On-Chip of the Endometrium
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
A Next-Generation Pipeline to Discover Male Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
A Novel Platform for Screening Non-Hormonal Contraceptives
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Reversible Contraceptives that Block Primordial Follicles
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Network Modeling Approaches for Malaria Surveillance
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
A New Application Development for Malaria Elimination
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
TerraFrame: A Machine-Learning ETL Extension To DHIS2
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
A Spatiotemporal Recommendation Engine for Malaria Control
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Building on Accepted Tools for Malaria Elimination
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Integrating Socioeconomic and Health Data to Combat Malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Improving Post-Partum Intrauterine Device Services in Rwanda
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Childbearing Intentions and Family Planning Game
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Impact of Home Pregnancy Tests on Contraceptive Uptake
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Using Game-Based Learning for Assessing Behaviors and Needs
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
A Multidimensional Approach to Family Planning Needs
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Family Planning Needs of South African Adolescent Girls
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Understanding the Power of Men's Social Networks
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Preferences for Contraceptives In Botswana
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Reconceptualizing Contraceptive Need and Barriers
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Assessment of Contraceptive Needs of Unmarried Men
  1. FOCUS AREASSexual and Reproductive Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Identification of Host Targets for Cryptosporidium
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
A Physiological Mouse Model for Cryptosporidiosis
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
WINNER
NOV 2016
Cryptosporidium Culturing and Drug-Screening
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Gene Knockdown System for Cryptosporidium
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Rabbit as an Animal Model of Pediatric Cryptosporidiosis
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2016
Development of a Uterine Electrohysterogram System to Predict Preterm Labor for Routine Clinical Use
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $401,606VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
NOV 2016
Natural calf model to develop Cryptosporidium treatments
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2016
Room to Grow
  1. FOCUS AREASGender
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $550,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
OCT 2016
WINNER
OCT 2016
Durable and Sensitive Tough Hydrogel Condoms
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $996,023VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
SEP 2016
Strengthening Livelihood Strategies of Vulnerable Women in the DR Congo
  1. FOCUS AREASGender
  2. INPLEMENTED INCongo, Democratic Republic of the
  1. $562,518VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
SEP 2016
Transcutaneous Assessment of Gut Function in Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,119,843VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
SEP 2016
Gestational Age, Metabolic Markers, and Academic Achievement
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $548,801VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
AUG 2016
"Couple Power" Project in Jharkhand, India
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $532,255VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
AUG 2016
WINNER
JUL 2016
RINEW: Research on Integration of Nutrition Early Childhood Development WASH
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INBangladesh
  1. $2,500,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
MAY 2016
Online-Offline Collaboration on CDR/Psychometric Microloans
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Financial Data Mapping In East Africa
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Turning latrines into fly traps
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Engineering
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Novel, Urine-Based Test for Cervical Cancer Screening
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Deadly Dangerous Doses
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
From FAST To FIRST and Handy: Rapid Detection of AMR
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Portable Toilets as a Health Surveillance Platform
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Massive Sample Pooling and Sequencing for Prevalence Rates
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Pivot Access: Creating A Micro-Credit Reference Bureau
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INRwanda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Diagnostic Test Kit Equipped with Magnetic Nanoparticles
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
A RDT Skin Patch for Non-Invasive Malaria Detection
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
A Cheap and Useful Kit for Malaria Diagnosis in Saliva
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INVenezuela
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Vaccination-Passive Transfer to Enhance Germinal Centers
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Universal Pathogen Detection in Post Mortem Tissues
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Thermodynamic Detection of Cancer Biomarkers on Paper
  1. FOCUS AREASNon-communicable Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
The Role of Phages in Infant Gut Microbiome Modulation
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Toward Rational Remodeling of the Infant Gut Microbiota
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Reversal of Virulence of Pathogenic E. Coli
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Bacteriophage and the Physical Structure of the Microbiota
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
Developing Bacteriophages to Eradicate Infant Shigella
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2016
Editing the Newborn Gut Microbiome Using Engineered Phage
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2016
Jacaranda Health
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $440,525VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
APR 2016
Graphene based polymer composites for high heat transfer, im
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $964,240VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAR 2016
Non-Invasive Tuberculosis Diagnosis
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $1,015,124VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of New Interventions for Global Health
WINNER
FEB 2016
Population-Based Indicators of Early Child Development
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INJamaica
  1. $492,775VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
FEB 2016
Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA)
  1. FOCUS AREASHIV and AIDS
  2. INPLEMENTED INSwaziland
  1. $1,832,169VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
FEB 2016
WINNER
DEC 2015
Understanding Outcomes of Acutely Ill Undernourished Children
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  1. $1,582,483VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of All Children Thriving
WINNER
DEC 2015
Gestational Dating at Birth by Metabolic Profile
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $699,969VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
DEC 2015
Targeting drug resistant parasites
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $700,001VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
A mouse model for heat stable enterotoxin diarrhea
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $748,603VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Enhancing identification of malaria drug targets through con
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $541,365VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
Digital Sub-Wallets for Increased Financial Empowerment of Women
  1. FOCUS AREASGender and Digital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $2,653,068VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
NOV 2015
A continuous in vitro culture system for Cryptosporidium
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $983,999VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Liver Stage Antimalarials to Drive Sterile Immunity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INPortugal
  1. $670,660VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Health Credits incentive to support facility visits for MNCH
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INSweden
  1. $849,468VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Using Newborn Screening Data to Estimate Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $1,417,613VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WaterSHED Cambodia
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  2. INPLEMENTED INCambodia
  1. $560,196VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
NOV 2015
Novel materials for low-cost sanitary pad production
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $2,604,187VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
NOV 2015
Malaria Box Target and Mechanism Characterization
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $300,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
OkHi: Creating the "M-KOPA" of Data Collection
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Mobile Phone-Based Platform to Improve Financial Inclusion
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
Firefish Networks: mLakshmi Mobile Credit and Payments
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
TIWA,:Finance Application Tool
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Qrios
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
expressPay Ghana: TAP (Tap and Pay)
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INGhana
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Exploring Mobile Money Transaction Data
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Integrated, Affordable and Accurate Diagnostic Device for Under Five
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INNetherlands
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Low-cost Non-imaging Ultrasound (LoCoNiUS) for pneumonia detection in resource-constrained settings
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Infectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INPeru
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Preventing Malaria Transmission via Mosquito Sensory Damage/Disorientation
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Endectocides for Controlling Transmission of Mosquito-borne Diseases
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Awaaz Otalo Mobile Agricultural Extension
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Maisha Meds - Technology advancing primary care in East Africa
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Osusu Mobile Money
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
New Unpowered Attract-Diagnose-Kill Surveillance Traps
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Artificial Diet Complemented with a Human Blood Factor
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Insects Feeding Insects: A Hemolymph-Based Mosquito Diet
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
A Rapid Field Test for Detecting Infected Mosquitoes
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Barcoded Insect Screens to Optimize Articial Diets
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
An Artificial Diet for Wolbachia-Infected Ae. aegypti
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Artificial Mosquito Diet for New Vector Control Approaches
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
Assessing Malnutrition in Pneumonia using BIVA
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
BIOTOPE - Biomarkers to Diagnose Pneumonia
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Tissue Oxygen Saturation in Malnutrition and Pneumonia
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
New Attract and Kill Strategies for Malaria Control
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Cow-Baited Tents as a Monitoring and Intervention Tool
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Disrupting Steroid Signals in Adult Anopheles
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Pay with a (Group) Selfie (PGS)
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Arab Emirates
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Wayo: Real-Time Data on Customer Experiences
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
SMS Financial Survey Proof of Concept
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Hub Culture Services
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Software Group Ke Ltd: Merchants on the Go!
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Pegasus Technologies
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Regulation of Gut Health by Phage Infection
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
The Phageome of Environmental Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Phage Therapy in a Weaned Piglet Model of Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Disarming Type III Secretion System of Enteric Pathogens
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Combining Phages with CRISPR for Ecological Vaccination
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
NOV 2015
Lytic Bacteriophages: Stabilizing the Gut Microbiome
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
Engineering Hurdles: Mitigating Bacteriophage-Resistance
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
RNA Phage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2015
WINNER
OCT 2015
Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
  1. FOCUS AREASGender and Digital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $716,249VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
OCT 2015
The BOMA Project, Inc.
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Growth and Trade and Gender
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $564,130VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
WINNER
AUG 2015
Neuropeptides as transgenic nematicides
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Ireland
  1. $1,024,339VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
AUG 2015
Molecular Camouflage
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $985,161VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2015
Smartphone Ophthalmoscope Image Analysis for Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Development
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $605,579VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2015
Ultra Sheer "Wrapping" Condom with Superior Strength
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,202,735VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
D-tree International
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Data/Analytics
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania, Malawi, Mali and 1 More
  1. $2,000,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGSaving Lives at Birth (Round 4)
  3. ORGANIZATIONSDepartment for International Development, Grand Challenges Canada, Korea International Cooperation Agency, Norad, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Saving Lives at Birth
WINNER
MAY 2015
An Acoustic Surveillance Trap for Male Mosquitoes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
SkitoSnack - Replacing Vertebrate Blood in Mosquito Mass Rearing
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Mosquito Mist Nets for the Surveillance of Disease Vectors
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) for Mosquitoes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Detecting Pathogens in Mosquitoes with Pregnancy Test Strips
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Artificial Diets for Aedes and Anopheles Species
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Portable miRNA-Sensor Test for Infected Mosquitoes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Oxygen-Conserving Oxygen Concentrator
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Engineering
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Child-Friendly Formulations of Amoxicillin
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
A Low-Pressure Oxygen Storage System
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Integrated, Affordable and Accurate Diagnostic Device for Under Five
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INNetherlands
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Jet Injector
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Prevention & Vaccination
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Innovative Amoxicillin Delivery Method
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Peanut Butter-Based Formulation of Amoxicillin
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Development of a single dose contraceptive rabies vaccine
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
A Thixotropic System for Oral Delivery of Amoxicillin
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INSingapore
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Evidence-Based Integration of Schistosomiasis and Malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Impact of Incentive Health Interventions and Triple Drug Administration on Treatment Coverage
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Working Towards the Local Elimination of Multiple Neglected Tropical Diseases
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Optimizing Community-Based Interventions
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Integrated Interventions for S. guineensis/STH Elimination
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INCameroon
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Combining Visceral Leishmaniasis Risk Mapping and Deworming
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Reaching all Children Through School-Based Interventions
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Lake Victoria Islands MalSchistoHel Integrated Project
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Intergating MDA for NTDs to Livestock Services in Nomadics
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Infectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Functional Microdispensers for Reducing Outdoor Malaria Transmission
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Design and Development of Wearable Personal Devices
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
A Push-Pull System for Control of Outdoor Malaria Vectors
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNetherlands
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
siRNA Larvicides for Control of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Using REM Sleep Twitches to Detect and Assess Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
A Machine Learning-Based Tool to Estimate Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Light-Scan Skin Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Prenatal Marker of Early Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
The TraCer mHealth Platform to Determine Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Digital Development
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
The Influence of the Infant Microbiome on Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Estimation of Weight, Volume and Density of a Neonatal Brain
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Latent Variable Approaches for Estimating Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Dense Metabolomics Profiling Over the Course of Gestation
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INDenmark
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Mapping the Effects of Malnutrition on Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Skin to Skin
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
GMApp - The Developing Brain and the Developing World at Hand
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Neuro-Humoral Biomarkers for Kangaroo Mother Care
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Bitsoko
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Developing a Merchant Network That Also Does Agent Services
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INEthiopia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Simplifying Mobile Money Payments for Mass-Market Adoption
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Mobile Money, Schooling, and the Poor
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Osusu Mobile Money
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
NoV - Cohort Mobile Payment Solution for Bottom of Pyramid
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
MYAccounts
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Financial Sector & Investment and 11 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda and Rwanda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
Monet's Initiative to Increase Mobile Money Acceptance
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INPakistan
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2015
NFC Payment System for Non-Smartphones
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Finance and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2015
Novel Biomarkers of Nutrition Related Cognitive Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $3,217,079VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2015
Efficient Analytical Methods for Breastmilk Micronutrients
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $305,541VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
DEC 2014
A bacterial protease inhibitor is a mucosal adjuvant
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INArgentina
  1. $800,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
DEC 2014
WINNER
NOV 2014
Low-cost, mobile phone-based detection of neonatal jaundice
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases, Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $655,845VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
A high throughput mosquito assay
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNetherlands
  1. $1,000,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
Field-Deployable Nutrient-Rich Matrix for Crop Protection
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Seeds & Stock, Livestock & Agriculture and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $998,763VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
Highly-parallel PCR analysis of latently-infected reservoirs
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,186,911VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
Self-administered adhesive plaster for diagnosis of tuberculosis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIsrael
  1. $2,550,593VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
Imaging Healthy Infant Brain Myelination
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,995,030VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2014
Improving Fetal Growth Rates in Developing Countries
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $439,282VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
IDing Targets of Antimalarials; High-throughput Metabolomics
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $713,754VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
The Power of TV in Triggering Feedback through Mobile Phones
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Transformative strategy for controlling rice blight
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,024,850VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Combating STH via Integrated Child Health Services, Honduras
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Deworming Reproductive Age Women for Helminth Elimination
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBangladesh
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
A small animal model of onchocerciasis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $1,319,794VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
School vs. Community Integrated Deworming and WASH for STH Control
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Infant Movement Analysis for Atypical Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
New Smartphone Platform for Rapid PoC Brain Diagnostics
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Development
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Community Mobilization Against NTDs in Yemen
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INMalaysia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Maternal Blood Biomarkers to Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Behavioral Change and WASH are Essential for Control of NTD
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIsrael
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Priming HIV-Infected Patients to Adhere to Treatment
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Go Baby Go!
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Social and Behavior Change and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Longitudinal Trajectories in Brain Function in Infancy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Neurobiological Resilience Predicted with Salivary Stressome
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INBelgium
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Early Signs
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Early Markers to Predict Cognition and Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Full-Use of Guinea Worm Eradication Plans to Address NTDs
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Voices That Count
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production, Livestock & Agriculture and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBelgium
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Imaging Healthy Infant Brain Myelination
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Handheld Retinal Measurements to Assess Early Brain Growth
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Newborn Face and Foot Analysis to Determine Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
A synthetic biosensor to find drugs targeting TB persistence
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $819,538VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Gestational Age, Metabolic Markers, and Academic Achievement
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Using Eye Movements to Assess Functional Brain Development in Infants
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Low-Cost Quantitative Assessment of Brain Maturation
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Gestational Dating at Birth by Metabolic Profile
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Childhood Malnutrition and Enteric Infections
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Using Mobile Phone for Transparent School Feeding Tendering
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production, Livestock & Agriculture and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
HIV Projection Mapping with Crack Users in Mexico City
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Determining Gestational Age Using Genome Methylation Profile
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIsrael
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Enhance Integrated Delivery of NTD and WASH Programs
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Farm Buddy
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production, Livestock & Agriculture and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INZimbabwe
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Father-Baby Bonding for Infant Health and Family Nonviolence
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Social and Behavior Change and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Measuring Changes in Functional Brain Activity with fNIRS
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Youth
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
EEG Functional Connectivity Assessment of Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Smartphone Ophthalmoscope Image Analysis for Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Development
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Aerosol delivery of synthetic lung surfactant
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $912,632VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Pollen-Based Assays of Intestinal Mucus Water Content
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
An EEG system to measure fetal brain development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
A Pediatric Immune Enteroid Model of Gut Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Humanized Murine Intestinal Tract via Gut Flora Conditioning
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Sleep Quality As a Marker of Early Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Using Newborn Screening Data to Estimate Gestational Age
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Intergating MDA for NTDs to Livestock Services in Nomadics
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Infectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Preterm Birth Alters Language Networks in Developing Brain
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Improved vaccine technology to eradicate polio.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Hydrocele and Trichiasis Surveillance and Surgery in Togo
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Dry-to-rainy season integrated control of NTDs and Malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Monitoring Brain Development in Infants by Eye Measurements
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Development
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Non-Invasive Imaging System for Fetal Brain Development
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcome Through Maternal Hair
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INNew Zealand
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Agriculture Innovation Changing Health & Nutrition Behaviors
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Newborn Olfactory Memory Deficits as a Harbinger of Childhood Cognitive Disorders
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2014
Ceramic Cord Cutting Device- C3D
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  1. $107,768VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
SEP 2014
Malnutrition and body composition assessment for under $1
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $855,939VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2014
Dominant lethal probes to investigate latency in TB
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $849,629VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2014
Surveillance and Characterizations of VDPV in China
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $150,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2014
Generate a mouse model of environmental enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,254,100VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUN 2014
WINNER
MAY 2014
Identification of New Treatments for Neuronatal H-I Encephalopathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research, Technology and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $307,374VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Improving BCG vaccine to make it compatible with skin test
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
A Small Animal Model Of Etec-Mediated Diarrhea
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Smart Accountability in the Rwandan Coffee Sector
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Transcutaneous Assessment of Gut Function in Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Gnotobiotic Pig Model for Dysbiosis and Enteric Immunity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Durable and Sensitive Tough Hydrogel Condoms
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
The Farmer Voice in Agriculture Extension Services
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Development and Testing of The Female Pleasure Condom™
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Exploiting a novel bovine antibody subset as a trypanocide.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Low-cost crowd-solving of agricultural development
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Abate
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Single dose, multivalent vaccine for zoonotic diseases.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
How did we do today? A novel system to capture patient experience to inform reproductive health service improvement in Kenya.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Human Centered Design and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Evaluation of novel mouse models against typhoid fever
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Viral videos for maternal and child health in Burkina Faso
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Graphene based polymer composites for high heat transfer, im
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Flavonoid antioxidant embedded solid hydropolymer condom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
3-D Human Small Intestinal Organoid for Enteric Infections
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
A mouse model for heat stable enterotoxin diarrhea
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Less is more
  1. FOCUS AREASResearch
  2. INPLEMENTED INColombia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Photovoice for gender responsive and effective innovation
  1. FOCUS AREASResearch
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
From Obstacles to Opportunities for Male Circumcision
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Integrating GIS/GPS, IVR and Radio for an effective feedback
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Research and Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
  2. INPLEMENTED INGhana
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Integrating ICT-based Tuberculosis Treatment Innovations
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Game-based intervention to prevent HIV in Mexico City
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INMexico
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Making Condoms <30µm by Improving Properties of NL Emulsion
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Repurposing Human Cancer Drugs to Treat Trypanosome Diseases
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Non-communicable Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Modelling human EED and ASD
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Human Enteroid Monolayers as a Novel Model of Acute Diarrhea
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Recording Gut Dysfunction with Bacterial Sentinels
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Health Credits incentive to support facility visits for MNCH
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INSweden
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Pleasurable Condom Donning
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
An Integrated Human Enteroid Model Of Eed
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Engineering Human Intestinal Organoids To Model Dysbiosis Du
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Zebrafish models of ASD and EED
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Sliding Tampon Female Condom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
WINNER
APR 2014
Printed test cards for rapid field screening of medications
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2014
Turning farmer feedback into VOICE
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Research and Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
Empty poliovirus capsids as candidte vaccines
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Ireland
  1. $907,285VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
Breathable Membrane Enclosures for FecalSludge Stabilization
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $249,788VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
A "Smart Diaphragm" for the Early Detection of Preterm Labor
  1. FOCUS AREASResearch, Technology, Social and Behavior Change and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $3,465,850VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
Use of Low Technology for Donor Breast Milk Banking
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $998,543VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
Development of Coated Copper T
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $858,123VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
Flexcrevator
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa, India and Zambia
  1. $573,950PENDING
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
WINNER
NOV 2013
Water Irrigation Pump Built from Automobile Components
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2013
CassavaTech
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
The Economic Burden of Human and Animals Diseases
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Anemia and Women Smallholder Farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Agriculture, Non-communicable Diseases and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Detection, vaccination and control of brucellosis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Engineering a Biologically Inspired Condom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A Rift Valley Fever Vaccine For Use In Humans And Animals
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
One House-One Health Approach to Child Growth and Developmen
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Transformative Tools for Women Smallholder Farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Determining perceptions of smallholder women farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Build Interoperability into NGO Information Repository
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
The One Health Metric
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Assess Impacts of Rabies, Brucellosis and Their Interventions
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Non-communicable Diseases and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Stored Energy Solar Stove Technology
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Interoperable data for poverty eradication
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Engineering Mammalian Cell Lines to Support Human Norovirus
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,327,570VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Integrated Human and Animal Vaccination delivery
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Nano-beads adjuvant for Theileria parva vaccine
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Water Catchment, Sotrage and Irrigation for Women Farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Moma’S Farm
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Livestock & Agriculture, Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
One dose vaccine that prevents viral diseases in perpetuity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
The Use Of A New Technology Of Planting, Seeder For Seed Tap
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
The Condom Applicator Pack (CAP)
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Integrate control of syndemic diseases
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
An Innovative, low cost and environment-friendly approach to Control the Human Sleeping Sickness Vector Glossina spp
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INCameroon
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A Novel Human Powered Precision Seeder
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Combining Metrics for “One Health”
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Open Humanitarian Initiative
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Aligning Data Across Incompatible Geographical Units
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $98,942VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Bridging the last mile
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Create a Foursquare for Development
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Data/Analytics and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $50,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
WINNER
OCT 2013
Rapid Detection of Bovine Tuberculosis in Humans
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Alleviating human and animal African sleeping sickness
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Semantic clustering of human-animal medical corpuses
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Project Rapidom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
An analytical tool to transform genomic approaches to Nagana
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
An automated drug screening platform for helminthes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBrazil
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A New Tool for Harvesting Cassava
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Novel Super-Hydrophilic Nanoparticle Condom Coating
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
G-quadruplex
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INItaly
  1. $877,402VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A continuous in vitro culture system for Cryptosporidium
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Development of a single dose contraceptive rabies vaccine
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Reduced Cost Xenomonitoring for Lymphatic Filariasis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Graphene based polymer composites for high heat transfer, im
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Ultrathin Adaptable Condoms for Enhanced Sensitivity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
PPRV DIVA vaccine
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Nanovaccine for Brucellosis using green technology
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Natural calf model to develop Cryptosporidium treatments
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
One Metric for One Health
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Dissemination of InnovativeTechnologies
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Research, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Reliable and Hygienic Pit Emptying System Using Modified Power Augers
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  1. $1,523,950VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Saving labor at the village level via biological weed contro
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Ultra-Sensory Condoms Based on New Superelastomer Technology
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Ultra Sheer "Wrapping" Condom with Superior Strength
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A 'hot' condom using nanomaterials
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Dynamic universal fit, low cost condom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Develop a simple auger-die assembly that treats fecal wastes
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Engineering
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $172,177VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A whole-organism vaccine against malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INPortugal
  1. $1,692,078VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Ultra-Sensitive Reconstituted-Collagen Condom
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Phase Change Material Freeze Prevention Liner for Vaccines
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $998,287VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Deconstructing Barriers to Uptake of Labor Saving Devices
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INRwanda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Market-Based Labor-Saving Weeder Promotion
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Draught Power for Women Farmers through Donkey Ploughs
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Livestock & Agriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Designing for female ergonomi and cultural appropriateness
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Labor Saving Pearl Millet Thresher for sub-Saharan Africa
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
A Time Saving Tool for Stripping Groundnut Pods
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2013
Box in a Truck to transport and store Cassava.
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Post Harvest and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INNigeria
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
AUG 2013
siRNA-based Therapeutics for Preeclampsia
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research, Technology and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $998,034VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2013
The Earth Auger Toilet
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Engineering
  2. INPLEMENTED INEcuador
  1. $973,689VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2013
Readerless Point of Care Diagnostics for Viral Load
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,000,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2013
Community BP Monitoring to Detect Pre-eclampsia in Africa
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Research and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $999,207VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2013
Prototype Microflush- Biofil Toilet Facilities
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Engineering
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $488,930VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
JUL 2013
Loowatt Waterless Flush Toilets
  1. FOCUS AREASEntrepreneurship
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Madagascar
  1. $1,269,936VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAY 2013
Novel and very early detection of preeclampsia
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Research and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $996,264VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
BeHere-BeThere Project
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INGermany
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Cheap and yeast efficient screens for antifilarial drugs.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Lymphatic on a chip as a model host for LF parasites
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Programmed Killing of Parasite Eggs by Probiotic Organisms
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
In vitro culture of filariae
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Food-borne disease treatments
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Inhibitors of tRNA-Synthetases as novel Antimalarials
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
WINNER
APR 2013
MicroRNA Biomarkers for Parasite Macrofilariae
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Malaria Box Target and Mechanism Characterization
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
RADIO8
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Hand-Operated Seed Cleaner for Ugandan Women Farmer Groups
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
No-till rotary punch planter for women
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INLesotho
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Media Trust
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Rapid, low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of Loa loa...
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Interrogating AntiMalarials Using Optogenetics Technology
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Designing an Agricultural Implement Microfranchise for Women
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Increasing Productivity for & by Women Smallholder Farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Evolutionary Learning Laboratory for Labor Saving Innovation
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Melatonin - to prevent birth asphyxial brain injury
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Research and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Widespread monitoring of soil transmitted helminths
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INNew Zealand
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Novel dawadawa therapy for intestinal helminthic infections
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
HKMD (humankind)
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Participatory NTD detection and response system
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Ultra-Low-Cost Loa Loa Paper Diagnostic Device
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Supporting uptake of time and energy-saving technologies
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Rural mobility and agro-products collection centers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INGhana
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Cause Generation
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Neurophysiology-based platform for STH drug discovery
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Local Multi-Crop Thresher to Improve Productivity for All
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
A small animal model to validate onchocerca macrofilaricides
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Locally Produced Drip Irrigation Tubing from Recycled Waste
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Farmer-led 3D prototyping for new labor saving agri-tools
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Improved lighter and long-handle hoes for women
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INBelgium
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Hactivating Development Aid
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INTunisia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
A small animal model of onchocerciasis
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Delivery of novel drugs into parasitic nematodes
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Turning the Worm Against its Symbiont
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Profiling Anti-Malarials for Loss of Efficacy in Endemic Reg
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Liver Stage Antimalarials to Drive Sterile Immunity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INPortugal
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Reducing women’s labor in parboiled rice transformation
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Chimeric nematode models for anthelmintic discovery
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Locally Produced, Labor Saving Groundnut Sheller Promotion
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Hand-Powered Millet Processing Suite Viability
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Piloting sustainable mechanisms for fuel efficent stoves
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Mobile-izing the Unheard Voices of Aid Recipients
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
A fortified school meal product to deworm school children.
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
The hand-pulled small seeds planter
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Seeds & Stock, Cultivation & Tools and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
The development of periphyton biofilm fertilizer
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Soil Management and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INChina
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
House Parties
  1. FOCUS AREASResearch, Social and Behavior Change and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Solar Grain Dryer
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Processing & Production and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Single dose cocktail anti-filarial therapies using AmPa
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Innovative 3-D in vitro culturing system for filarial worms
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Improving the livelihood of women smallholder farmers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INMozambique
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Pay As You Go Biogas
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Soil Management and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
APR 2013
Spatial Collective
  1. FOCUS AREASDigital Development, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAR 2013
Developing Fortified Excreta Pellets for Use in Agriculture
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation, Cultivation & Tools, Soil Management and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSri Lanka
  1. $461,773VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
MAR 2013
MicroCubes as Vaccines for the Developing World
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $428,770VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
DEC 2012
A Newborn Cry-Based Diagnosis System
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Research, Technology and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $631,005VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2012
WINNER
NOV 2012
Novel materials for low-cost sanitary pad production
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $499,987VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2012
RESOLuTION study
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2012
Postpartum Deworming
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $1,488,773VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Achieving Healthy Growth
WINNER
NOV 2012
Enhancing Infant Immunity
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $2,000,134VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Achieving Healthy Growth
WINNER
NOV 2012
Azithromycin Administration to Prevent Growth Faltering in Gambian Infants
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $1,978,062VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Achieving Healthy Growth
WINNER
NOV 2012
Epigenetic Mechanisms, Stunting and Poor Growth; Targets for Interventions
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INNew Zealand
  1. $1,322,097VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Achieving Healthy Growth
WINNER
NOV 2012
Gut Permeability in Environmental Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,432,366VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Discover Biomarkers of Gut Function
WINNER
NOV 2012
WINNER
NOV 2012
Hydro electric power for cold chain
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
NOV 2012
Metabonomic Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $1,571,981VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Discover Biomarkers of Gut Function
WINNER
NOV 2012
Nanotechnology-Based Contraception
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $400,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Development of Human mRNA as a Biomarker for Environmental Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $888,866VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Discover Biomarkers of Gut Function
WINNER
OCT 2012
Radioimmunotherapy in patients on ART for HIV cure
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $363,200VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Improved Biomarkers for the Assessment of Environmental Enteropathy
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $2,945,323VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Discover Biomarkers of Gut Function
WINNER
OCT 2012
Reducing Harmful Inflammation and Attenuating Immune System Deterioration in HIV-Infected Malian Women
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
A buddy program for immunisation system managers
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INAustralia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Environmental Enteropathy in Zambia
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Ireland
  1. $3,483,467VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Discover Biomarkers of Gut Function
WINNER
OCT 2012
Engineered TALE nucleases for broad-spectrum resistance against Cassava-Infecting Geminiviruses
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Endophytic biological control for cassava and beans
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INColombia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Tailored Nanodevices to Understand Resistance Against HIV
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Rapid Point of Care Urinary Reporter Assay for the Detection
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Preventing diarrhea with lysozyme-rich milk
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Different progestin contraceptives and HIV-1
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
The Echo Project
  1. FOCUS AREASResearch, Technology and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Neuropeptides as transgenic nematicides
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Ireland
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Enhancing identification of malaria drug targets through con
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Discovery of anti-malarial compounds that target the cytosto
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Creating A Decision Aid to Better Forecast Vaccine Delivery
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
The transfer cells of the maize seed, an anti-fungal barrier
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Drug Resistant Screening
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Mucus-penetrating particles to improve mucosal TB vaccines
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Polysaccharide-GMMA particle vaccines for Global Health
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INItaly
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Probiotic lactobacilli for delivery of protein anthelmintics
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $999,746VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Targeted biological control of cassava insect pests
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INIreland and United Kingdom
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Improvement of disease resistance in rice and sorghum
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Livestock & Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INSwitzerland
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
A Quantum Physics Search for Liver Stage Antimalarials
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Targeting liver stage malaria
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Targeting Intimin for Removal of Enteropathogenic E. coli
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
A passive solar thermal standard for vaccine storage rooms
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Engineering and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INMali
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
A new strategy for resistant and more nutritious rice
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Organelle specific drug screening
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Gene silencing for antimalarial target identification
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUnited States
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONBill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of Grand Challenges Explorations
WINNER
OCT 2012
Saving preterm infants with chemical warming padded jacket
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases and