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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        High-quality, affordable health care facilitiesUPDATED DEC 2020

        As a U.S.-based nonprofit, we fill the gaps left by governmental, temporary, and narrowly-focused healthcare efforts by building affordable and accessible healthcare facilities that provide a full scope of medical services.
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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary Care
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary CareSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Nicaragua, Honduras
        Uganda, Nicaragua, HondurasSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        Needs Map - İhtiyaç HaritasıUPDATED DEC 2020

        Needs Map is an online platform, where people in need of something can connect with those who can help them around the country. It does map-based data matching and brings transparency and visualizes street level data in terms of need and support.
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        Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, Disaster Risk Reduction, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        Turkey
        TurkeySEE LESS
        TO DATE$237,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        AFIAS COVID-19 Ab by Boditech Med IncUPDATED OCT 2020

        AFIAS COVID-19 Ab test system is a rapid in vitro diagnostic test that qualitatively detects anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma samples with high sensitivity.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

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        PCL COVID-19 TestUPDATED OCT 2020

        Qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        LISTA by Fundación CapitalUPDATED SEP 2020

        A scalable digital solution, proven to build the financial capabilities of low-income people, particularly women and people living in rural areas
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Human Centered Design, Resilience, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Tanzania, Peru, Haiti, Mozambique, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,905,702 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        POKETUPDATED SEP 2020

        Mapping the Emerging Economy, One Merchant at a Time
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        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/Mapping
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$10,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Nucleic Acid Extractor GENTi 32 by GeneAll Biotechnology CoUPDATED AUG 2020

        The GENTi 32 gives you the flexibility to purify DNA/RNA from a variety of starting material, including Sputum, CSF, BAL, Urine, Body Fluid and also clinical samples such as hair and bone.
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        Medical Devices, Technology
        Medical Devices, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        MiCo BioMed: VERI-Q PCR 316 COVID-19 Detection PlatformUPDATED JUL 2020

        PCR 316 COVID-19 Kit is a near point-of-care diagnostics in 1 hour
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)UPDATED JUL 2020

        SWAP is member of the COVID 19 Rapid Reponse teams would like to scale up the training and distribution of essential supplies to health facilities and evacuation camps to protect health workers and mitigate the community transmission of COVID 19.
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        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
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        Kenya
        Prevention
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        Learning Equality - Bringing the Online Learning Revolution OfflineUPDATED JUL 2020

        Kolibri is an open-source educational platform designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed content library with pedagogical support tools for use in low-resource and low-connectivity contexts.
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        Education, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 18 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Basic Education, Curriculum, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Higher Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Methods & Learning, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and Training, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Mexico, India, Uganda and 26 moreSEE ALL
        Mexico, India, Uganda, Kenya, Jordan, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Guatemala, Ghana, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Cambodia, Bangladesh, United States, Malawi, Rwanda, Peru, Nigeria, Malaysia, Liberia, Honduras, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Myanmar, PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$7,887,500 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        North Star AllianceUPDATED JUL 2020

        Bringing healthcare to hard-to-reach populations across Africa through a growing network of Blue Box clinics.
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        Health, Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Health SystemsSEE LESS
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        Botswana, Gambia, The, Kenya and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Botswana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, AngolaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$427,308 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        THINKMDUPDATED JUL 2020

        THINKMD has adapted its innovation to include the COVID-19 Self Screening Tool. THINKMD's COVID-19 triage and educational tool guides people through a COVID-19 self-risk assessment to increase healthcare capacity where it is most limited. https://covid19.thinkmd.tech/go
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        Data/Analytics, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Data/Analytics, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Conflict Response, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Refugees, TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and 7 moreSEE ALL
        United States, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Peru, Zambia, South Africa, Indonesia, Sudan, SomaliaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        40K PLUSUPDATED JUN 2020

        40K PLUS addresses the lack of access to quality education (UNSDG 4) in low-resource environments through a technology platform that delivers educational material offline using low-cost android devices.
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        Education, Literacy, Technology
        Education, Literacy, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Cambodia, India
        Cambodia, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,175,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        CareMotherUPDATED JUN 2020

        CareMother pregnancy care App is now upgraded with COVID-19 screening combined with an AI-powered symptom assessment to identify mild and severe cases, provide triage on the type-of-care, easing the strain on the health system.
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        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices
        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, Kenya, India
        Bangladesh, Kenya, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$677,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
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        Praava Health TelehealthUPDATED JUN 2020

        This innovation has developed telehealth and awareness programming services to cater to people that are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
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        Health Systems
        Health SystemsSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

        WeCare.id CrowdfundingUPDATED JUN 2020

        This innovationinitiated a crowdfunding effort to help raise funds for personal medical protective equipment andself protective equipment (PPE)for COVID-19 medical personnel working in the front lines to fight this pandemic.
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
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        Indonesia
        IndonesiaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        Sehat Kahani UPDATED JUN 2020

        Sehat Kahani uses a virtual telemedicine and video consultation platform that allows previously home based and out of work female doctors, popularly known as “doctor Brides” in Pakistan to resume work from the comfort of their homes and provide health consultations, treatment and counselling to patients in need of affordable, accessible, quality health care in Pakistan and beyond.
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        Health Systems
        Health SystemsSEE LESS
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        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$361,292 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          
        +1
          

        reach52UPDATED JUN 2020

        reach52 radically transforms delivery models for primary care in rural and remote areas of LMICs using a digital public health approach, building next generation systems for the 52% who can’t currently access essential health services.
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        Digital Development, Health Systems, Supply Chains
        Digital Development, Health Systems, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
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        Philippines, Cambodia
        Philippines, CambodiaSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        WysaUPDATED JUN 2020

        Wysa has a unique, anonymous (digital+human) platform for mental health support at scale.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental HealthSEE LESS
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        India
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        Maya: Your digital health assistantUPDATED JUN 2020

        Maya is a knowledge sharing/messaging platform available on Android, Web, and Free Basics. In order to meet the increased demand for COVID-19, Maya has developed new platforms and strengthened existing ones.
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        Digital Development, Health
        Digital Development, HealthSEE LESS
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        United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and 1 moreSEE ALL
        United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, PakistanSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

        Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) Hong KongUPDATED JUN 2020

        A self-financing social enterprise and charitable organization in Hong Kong that offers 24-hour personal care and emergency assistance services to the elderly, a high-risk group during the COVID-19 pandemic, and others in need.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health, Ageing and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health, Ageing, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
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        Hong Kong
        Hong KongSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        ExiPrep Dx Viral DNA/RNA Kit by BioneerUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Technology
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        Child Protection during COVID-19 by Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (BDCF) UPDATED JUN 2020

        Coronavirus has forced children and families into hunger and homelessness, and even as the crisis passes in Vietnam, remote rural communities are struggling to stay safe - your urgent help is needed to help workwith local communities and authorities to ensure early detection of children at risk who need support, and providing support to children and youth whose situations have worsened because of the pandemic.
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        Health, Humanitarian Assistance
        Health, Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS
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        Vietnam
        VietnamSEE LESS
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        Tap Tap ReadUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        China, United States
        China, United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          
        EdTech Pitch Days
          

        eduvidNGUPDATED JUN 2020

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

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