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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        Smart LabourUPDATED JUN 2020

        The Smart Labour app helps labourers in the UAE to learn something useful & get telecom rewards & gifts. Residents can do good by buying telecom vouchers & gifts from the app. Workers also share innovative ideas and report health and safety incidents
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        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Workforce Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Workforce Development, Citizen Participation, Soft or Life Skills, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United Arab Emirates
        United Arab EmiratesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL)UPDATED JUN 2020

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        Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Human Centered Design and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Human Centered Design, Humanitarian Assistance, TechnologySEE LESS
        Data
          

        Sciency LearningUPDATED 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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        Zimbabwe
        ZimbabweSEE LESS
        Education
          

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        VanuUPDATED JUN 2020

        Vanu, Inc. is a provider of mobile communications solution that allows mobile network operators to provide service in rural areas or places that lack coverage in Africa, Asia, the U.S. and globally.
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        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada, Cameroon, Netherlands, Madagascar, India, United States, RwandaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        Smart School (DotEdu)UPDATED JUN 2020

        Under the circumstance of coronavirus spreading around the world, the traditional in-class teaching and learning activities are greatly influenced, especially in less-developed countries. DotEdu seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of unusual educational disruption.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Sierra Leone
        Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
        Education
          

        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
          

        AkooBooks AudioUPDATED JUN 2020

        AkooBooks Audio is a platform and experience provider focused on transforming African books into engaging audiobooks that reach new audiences on mobile devices.
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        Communications and Media, Education, Literacy and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Communications and Media, Education, Literacy, Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS
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        Senegal, Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Senegal, Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire, GhanaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$70,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        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
          

        COVID-19 GIS HubUPDATED JUN 2020

        Esri's COVID-19 GIS Hub is the global repository of GIS data, maps, apps, and dashboards related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and provided by the global GIS community.
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        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, GIS/Mapping
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Data
          

        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
          

        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED JUN 2020

        Text message-based emergency medical dispatching for resource-limited settings and austere environments ("911 where there is none")
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        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies, Communication with Communities, Community Transport Models, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina and 8 moreSEE ALL
        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Malawi, Haiti, EcuadorSEE LESS
        TO DATE$575,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED JUN 2020

        HarvestPlus works to tackle hidden hunger, a lack of essential vitamins and minerals affecting 2 billion people globally, by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops using conventional breeding, a method called biofortification.
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Rwanda, Brazil, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Pakistan, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        StanLabUPDATED JUN 2020

        Stanlab is a 3D virtual laboratory that provides practical STEAM education to students who do not have access to traditional, physical laboratories. The application simulates practicals and allow students to control the simulation hands-on.
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        AR/VR, Cognitive Development, Education
        AR/VR, Cognitive Development, EducationSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        eLDaMOOC: eLearning Development .AdaptivityUPDATED JUN 2020

        A novel e-learning platform for teachers of computer science
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        Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        Education
          

        Tap Tap ReadUPDATED 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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        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
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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
          

        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
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        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
          

        BOOMnBUZZ - CONNECTING THE DISCONNECTEDUPDATED JUN 2020

        Our solutions help create education and health care centers on the fly, in hard-to-reach areas. We provide skill training and health screening services in a simple and easy way.
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        Entrepreneurship, Refugees, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Entrepreneurship, Refugees, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), HealthSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Precision Agriculture for DevelopmentUPDATED JUN 2020

        Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is a global non-profit organization that harnesses technology, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to empower farmers in developing countries to improve their lives.
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        Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Technology, Digital Development, Environment, Human Centered Design, ResilienceSEE LESS
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        India, Kenya, Rwanda and 5 moreSEE ALL
        India, Kenya, Rwanda, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

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