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Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology Call

With the world coming together in this global crisis, the worst pandemic of its kind in 100 years, it’s easy to get disheartened or stressed with the negativity and fear in communities, governments, and businesses. With that said, out of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, there are 7 Global Goals that we feel align with the crisis the world is currently facing. These 7 global goals impact everyone on earth, and at no time in history has there ever been a better time for people to come together virtually in the digital age and work together to create meaningful real-world solutions. Goal 2: Zero Hunger Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4: Quality Education Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. This global open innovation challenge, is a Call To Action for all communities to collaborate and take action in order to create innovative solutions for the Covid-19 Challenge. Team up with your colleagues, friends and family and use this time of social distancing to challenge yourself and help create the future you want to live in. Pick one of the 6 global goals that you are passionate about, and use that as a starting point to solve a real-world problem related to Covid-19. Get creative with your team, solutions can be local or global, small business or industrial, preventative actions or treatment actions, creative or data-driven. This is a global crisis that is affecting every community around the globe, and it is going to take input and action from every community around the globe to solve it. Every solution is a building block to a better future for all.
Seeking innovative solutions for the Covid-19 Challenge

Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology Call

COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge Roche Canada is committed to working in partnership with our Canadian community to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the daily lives of everyone around the world. We are isolated within our communities, we are exceeding the capacity of our health systems, and we are struggling to keep pace with the rapidness of the outbreak. But together, we can get through this. And together, we can innovate to make a difference. Roche Canada is committed to working in partnership with our Canadian community to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To move this forward, we have established the Roche Canada COVID-19 Innovation Challenge - a funding program to support our community in bringing forward innovative ideas to address some of the biggest challenges and issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are a biologist, data scientist, student, patient, or someone with an innovative mind and wants to make a difference, we need you! Some examples of these challenges that need to be addressed include: • How can we better understand disease biology, pathophysiology, transmission, etc.? • How can we address our health system capacity issues? • How do we enhance real-time information sharing? • How will we effectively manage remote and rural populations (eg. remote indigenous populations)? • How can we increase the education and awareness and promote healthy practices? • How can we increase the participation and effectiveness of social/physical distancing? • How can we manage productivity while distancing and isolating ourselves?
Seeking biologists, data scientists, students or experts with innovations to address issues of the COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology Call

How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support from governments and multilateral organizations, have been rushing to produce, test, and deliver vaccines and treatments, tech innovators also have a crucial role to play, both in the near term and to prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks. In the near term, we need improved solutions for prevention, accurate detection, and rapid response. MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that support and protect health workers. At the same time, we cannot solely treat disease outbreaks reactively. Climate change and globalization leave us ever more vulnerable to future epidemics and pandemics, and it’s critical to be prepared. Solve is also seeking solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.
Seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of emerging disease outbreaks