Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        eduvidNGUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

        Curious Learning: A Global Literacy ProjectUPDATED JUN 2020

        Curious Learning is a non-profit putting literacy apps in the hands of children giving them the opportunity to learn to read.
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        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Literacy and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Literacy, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

        Edkasa DirectUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

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        Kytabu: Kenya's digitized curriculum content. Affordable. Accessible. Everywhere.UPDATED JUN 2020

        Kytabu Inc.'s flagship application KYTABU is an app that provides teachers and students in East Africa with access to required textbooks in digital format on their smartphones on demand, for rent, using mobile money.
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        Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Young Adolescence (10-14), Youth Engagement and Contribution and 20 moreSEE ALL
        Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Young Adolescence (10-14), Youth Engagement and Contribution, Basic Education, Curriculum, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Parent & Family Engagement, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Response Technologies, Secondary Education, Teacher Development and Training, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Kenya, Tanzania and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Kenya, Tanzania, UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

        Teacher training by Educators InternationalUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana, Zambia, United Kingdom and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Zambia, United Kingdom, Liberia, Samoa, Colombia, FijiSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

        COVID-19 Nucleic acid testing kitsUPDATED JUN 2020

        Newly developed COVID-19 test kits will be used to test swab samples collected at Singapore’s checkpoints from Thursday (Mar 5), promising results within three hours.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Singapore
        SingaporeSEE LESS
        Policy-Related
          
        Testing
          
        UNDP Singapore
          

        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED JUN 2020

        We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
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        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
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        PowerChek 2019-nCov Real-Time PCR Kit by Kogenebiotech Co. LtdUPDATED JUN 2020

        PowerChek 2019-nCov Real-Time PCR Kit provides the fast and accurate testing solution for coronavirus, targeting the E gene for beta Coronavirus and the RdRp gene for COVID-19 specifically. KogeneBioteech is engaged with relevant organizations in Korea, to supply the test kits and offer additional respiratory viral detection solutions for diagnosis by exclusion.
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        Health, Technology
        Health, TechnologySEE LESS
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        South Korea
        South KoreaSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        Rocket HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        Connecting People to Health services through Digital Solutions.
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        Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary Care and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary Care, Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Kisomo SmartlearnUPDATED MAY 2020

        An easy to use mobile & web app with more than 1000 curricula based, curated, interactive and local relevant multimedia learning content (Real-Life Videos, Animations & Audios) easily accessible to 12 Million secondary school learners in East Africa.
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        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Higher Education, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
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        Tanzania
        TanzaniaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Bridge International AcademiesUPDATED MAY 2020

        Bridge@home is an integrated multi channel learning programme designed to ensure that millions of children can continue to learn while schools are closed. Based upon national curriculums' and using their clear and impactful instructional design principles, Bridge@home draws together a range of remote learning strategies; including interactive audio lessons; assessment platforms; daily learning guides, daily self study activity packs; digital storybooks and virtual classroom experience. This 360 degrees programmatic offering is being deployed at state wide scale by governments to ensure that students are not only receiving instruction but instruction that enables them to learn
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        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Highlight: Colored bleach additiveUPDATED MAY 2020

        Preventing infections and empowering health workers and patients with disinfection you can see
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        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        United States, Guinea, Liberia
        United States, Guinea, LiberiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,701,342 Funds Raised
        Testing
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        HealthAlertUPDATED MAY 2020

        HealthAlert disseminates accurate, timeous information to the public via WhatsApp at population scale.
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        Communication with Communities, Health
        Communication with Communities, HealthSEE LESS
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        South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and 3 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mozambique, BangladeshSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        +1
          

        COVID-19 Expert HelpdeskUPDATED MAY 2020

        Our objective is to accelerate learning about strategies to combat COVID-19 and minimize its impact on society.
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        Communication with Communities, Health Systems, Public-Private Partnerships and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Health Systems, Public-Private Partnerships, Agriculture, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Brazil, Colombia, China and 13 moreSEE ALL
        Brazil, Colombia, China, United States, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, India, France, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Tanzania, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, SingaporeSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as visual impairment, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        CareMessageUPDATED MAY 2020

        Free text messaging for clinics serving low-income patients
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        Digital Development, Health
        Digital Development, HealthSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Face Masks by Hype and Vice UPDATED MAY 2020

        Non-medical face masks.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Y Combinator
          

        OneWorld HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        We build healthcare facilities that provide a full scope of medical services and are designed to be affordable and accessible.
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Nicaragua
        Uganda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        RimidiUPDATED MAY 2020

        A VilCap Investments portfolio company, is a digital health startup that helps healthcare providers better manage patients with chronic diseases.
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        Data/Analytics, Health
        Data/Analytics, HealthSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

        The Effective and Safe Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19 Mass Screening by SMG-SNU Boramae Medical CenterUPDATED MAY 2020

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        Medical Devices
        Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        South Korean Government
          

        H Plus booth Safety 2.0 by Yangji HospitalUPDATED MAY 2020

        COVID-19 safety booth solution
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        Medical Devices
        Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        South Korean Government
          

        PaxView COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR Kit by PaxGenBioUPDATED MAY 2020

        The PaxView® COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR Kit detects the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 using one-step real-time RT-PCR in a single tube. The target genes for the detection of the virus are Orf1ab and N gene. The kit includes primers and probe set targeting the human RNase P gene that serves as an internal positive control for the real-time RT-PCR.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        FREND COVID-19 IgG/IgM Duo by NanoEntekUPDATED MAY 2020

        The FREND™ COVID-19 IgG/IgM Duo is a point-of-care testing (POCT) which can be used to check whether patients have developed immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 using human serum or plasma.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        Isopollo COVID-19 detection kit by M MonitorUPDATED MAY 2020

        Isopollo® COVID-19 detection kit (premix)
        Isopollo® COVID-19 detection kit (real-time)
        Isopollo® COVID-19 detection kit is a diagnostic kit that detects coronavirus based on the newest patent technology (LAMP),
        and there are two diagnostic kits; premix type for easy to use and real-time type for higher accuracy.
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        JD COVID-19 qRT-PCR Kit by Joonghun PharmaceuticalUPDATED MAY 2020

        It is a medical device for in vitro diagnostics that qualitatively detects the N gene of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in human oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab and sputum samples by Real-time RT-PCR technology.
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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices, Prevention & Vaccination, HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

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