Updated May 22, 2018

Transition to Scale  FUNDING INITIATIVE

http://www.grandchallenges.ca/programs/transition-to-scale/

About Transition to Scale

Grand Challenges Canada’s Transition To Scale programsupports innovators from Canada and from low- and middle-income countries who are positioned to take their bold ideas to big impact in the area of global health.Through the TransitionToScale program, Grand Challenges Canada brokers smart partnerships that mobilize private capital and domestic public resources to generate scalable and sustainable solutions that deliver measurable social impact.
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$17,085,340
To Date
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32
Funded Innovations
35
Funded Deals
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1,263,044
Lives Impacted
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Funding History

WINNER
JAN 2017
VisionSpring
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Growth and Trade, Education and Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INDominican Republic, Belize, Ghana and 35 More
  1. $225,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2016
Mental Health in Adults & Children - Frugal Innovations (MAC-FI)
  1. FOCUS AREASNon-communicable Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INCongo, Democratic Republic of the
  1. $375,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2016
Access Afya
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Health, Basic Education and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $300,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2016
Optimization and evaluation of flocked swab transport systems for the identification of enteric pathogens
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Research and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INBotswana
  1. $356,155VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
FEB 2016
Social, Emotional and Economic empowerment through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy content (SEEK-GSP)
  1. FOCUS AREASMaternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $362,244VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JAN 2016
Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR)
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $105,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
NOV 2015
New marketing strategy targets water filteration in Cambodia and Nepal
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  2. INPLEMENTED INCambodia
  1. Undisclosed AmountVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
SEP 2015
Hearing Access
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Public-Private Partnerships
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $75,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
SEP 2015
Hearing Access
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Public-Private Partnerships
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada
  1. $675,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
SEP 2015
Samagra Waste Management
  1. FOCUS AREASSanitation and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $337,500VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JUN 2015
Microfinance-based community health worker program
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Digital Finance
  2. INPLEMENTED INHaiti
  1. $637,500VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JUN 2015
HIVSmart! By Sympact - X Inc.
  1. FOCUS AREASHIV and AIDS
  1. $693,750VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAY 2015
Jacaranda Health
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $675,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2015
Novel materials for low-cost sanitary pad production
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2015
ayzh
  1. FOCUS AREASGender Equity, Menstrual Hygiene and Maternal Newborn and Child Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya and India
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
DEC 2014
DxPhone
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
DEC 2014
BasicNeeds
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. INPLEMENTED INGhana, China, United States and 11 More
  1. $824,984VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
DEC 2014
Saving brains; changing mindsets
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Parent & Family Engagement and Social Impact Investing
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndia
  1. $487,500VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
OCT 2014
Mobile Health
  1. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa and Pakistan
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
SEP 2014
100% sanitation coverage in Haiti - A sustainable business model for household toilets in urban slums
  1. FOCUS AREASEnvironment, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Sanitation and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INHaiti
  1. $300,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2014
Sustainable hearing healthcare
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Digital Development, Social and Behavior Change and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INCanada and Uganda
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
MAR 2014
Development, Laboratory Testing and Field Validation of a Rapid Diagnostic Test for Ebola Virus Disease
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda
  1. $689,250VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JAN 2014
VisionSpring
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Growth and Trade, Education and Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INDominican Republic, Belize, Ghana and 35 More
  1. $150,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JAN 2014
WINNER
JAN 2014
PROJECT CREVETTE
  1. FOCUS AREASInfectious & Vector Diseases
  2. INPLEMENTED INSenegal
  1. $61,875VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
JAN 2014
The computer-based drug and alcohol training assessment in Kenya (e-DATA K)
  1. FOCUS AREASHigher Education, Teacher Development and Training, Digital Development and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $150,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
APR 2013
Nepal Sanitation Marketing Scale-Up Project
  1. FOCUS AREASEnvironment and Health
  2. INPLEMENTED INNepal
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
APR 2013
WelTel Kenya2
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Digital Development and 3 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INKenya
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
APR 2013
Mobile Health
  1. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa and Pakistan
  1. $750,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
APR 2013
Lucky Iron Fish™
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Scale and Social and Behavior Change
  2. INPLEMENTED INCambodia
  1. $375,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
WINNER
APR 2013
Decreasing child mortality in Guyana through neonatal service delivery
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INGuyana
  1. $225,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONGrand Challenges Canada as part of Transition to Scale
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