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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        HappyTap Co. UPDATED JAN 2021

        Happytap Co. is a social business on a mission to make handwashing convenient and delightful for everyone.
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        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Health Systems, Inclusion, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Vietnam
        VietnamSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,106,828 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        DrivedeckUPDATED JAN 2021

        Motivational AT system teaching, assessing & rehabilitation of disabled children and vulnerable adults using the essential human need for autonomous movement to stimulate outcomes. Shared device teaching digital and mobility skills to the excluded.
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        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Housing and Infrastructure, Inclusion, Mental Health, Social Development, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
        Australia, Ireland, United KingdomSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED JAN 2021

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

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        We Care Solar UPDATED JAN 2021

        Saving Lives in Childbirth with Innovative Solar Suitcases
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health, Energy, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, SolarSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Testing
          

        Wanji GamesUPDATED JAN 2021

        The Wanji Games platform uses basic telephony to provide interactive learning through spoken audio. This allows a geographically remote audience with limited literacy access to information in their own spoken language.
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        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior Change
        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, MalawiSEE LESS
        TO DATE$26,950 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          

        Shule DirectUPDATED JAN 2021

        Shule Direct is leveraging existing technologies to improve access to qualified, relevant and contextual digital learning content. Our mission is to improve holistic learning outcomes for children and youth in Africa through digital technology.
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        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, AI, AR/VR, Education, InclusionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Kenya
        Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$341,220 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Same Language Subtitling (SLS) on TV: Lifelong reading literacy for a billion (PlanetRead & IIM-A)UPDATED JAN 2021

        Inescapable and lifelong reading literacy on TV for 1 billion viewers, including 600 million weak-readers, by marrying Same Language Subtitling (SLS) with mainstream entertainment. SLS is now broadcast policy in India. It just has to be implemented.
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        Basic Education, Communications and Media, Literacy
        Basic Education, Communications and Media, LiteracySEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Pumani bubbleCPAPUPDATED JAN 2021

        Helping Infants Breathe - A low-cost respiratory device for newborns and children.
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        Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,250,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        One Family HealthUPDATED JAN 2021

        OFH is a social enterprise that operates a franchise of nurse-owned and operated primary care clinics bringing affordable, quality care to underserved communities. COVID19 could threaten access to primary care, which is critical to a strong response
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        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health
        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, HealthSEE LESS
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        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$897,410 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        Mobile Vaani (A federated network of mobile based community media platforms)UPDATED JAN 2021

        Mobile Vaani is a voice based social media platform for rural and low income urban households, low literacy regions, and non-Internet users. It serves media-dark regions in an interactive manner and is accessible to anybody who has a phone.
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        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Health, Communications and Media, Gender-based Violence, Good Governance, NutritionSEE LESS
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        India
        TO DATE$203,805 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        Living GoodsUPDATED JAN 2021

        Community Health Workers Providing Door to Door Healthcare
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        Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and 10 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Agriculture Water Management, Clean Cooking, Economic Empowerment, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Gender, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Kenya, Uganda
        Kenya, UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$16,717,020 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          

        iScuelaUPDATED JAN 2021

        We focus on raising the learning levels of school going children, specially in the semi-urban and rural areas, using technology. Our Platform localised, interactive and has a unique “click-only” approach to ensure adoption and reduce learning curve.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
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        India
        Education
          

        Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamUPDATED JAN 2021

        Crowdsourcing, digital map creation, participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech.
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        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance and 36 moreSEE ALL
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance, Child Protection, Communication with Communities, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment, Gender, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Land Tenure, Non-communicable Diseases, Policy and Regulation, Prevention & Vaccination, Private Sector Competitiveness, Refugees, Response Technologies, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Technology, Urbanization, Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
        Data
          

        HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED JAN 2021

        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, India and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Zambia, Rwanda, Brazil, Pakistan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        Gradian Health SystemsUPDATED JAN 2021

        Gradian Health Systems combines a social mission with market forces to develop appropriate anesthesia and critical care medical technology, distribute and support it locally, and bring user-centric training to providers who operate it.
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        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
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        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon and 24 moreSEE ALL
        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia, Zambia, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kenya, Haiti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Ghana, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$800,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        CommCare by DimagiUPDATED JAN 2021

        Dimagi is working with organizations around the world to support COVID-19 response with our customizable mobile data collection and service delivery platform, CommCare, which is being used for everything from contact tracing to facility readiness.
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        Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Communication with Communities, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Health, Human Centered Design, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,215,106 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Testing
          
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        Bloom UPDATED JAN 2021

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        VillageReachUPDATED JAN 2021

        VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
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        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
        Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of theSEE LESS
        TO DATE$5,195,736 Funds Raised
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Transport
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

        askNivi: Using AI and behavioral science to help every person realize their own aspirations for healthUPDATED JAN 2021

        Nivi empowers individuals by delivering accurate, trusted, and timely health information, as well as referrals to health products and services, through conversations enhanced by artificial intelligence
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        Agency, Health, Social and Behavior Change and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Agency, Health, Social and Behavior Change, AI, Communications and Media, Data/Analytics, Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Evidence & Impact, Gender, Gender Equity, Human Centered Design, Inclusion, Men and Boys, Menstrual Hygiene, Public-Private Partnerships, Technology, YouthSEE LESS
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        Kenya, India
        Kenya, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,140,000 Funds Raised
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Amplio Talking BookUPDATED JAN 2021

        The Amplio Talking Book enables global partners to reach low-literate people in remote communities, share hours of audio content on demand, and collect usage data and user feedback.
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        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development and 11 moreSEE ALL
        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Agriculture, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Gender, Health, Human Centered Design, Parent & Family Engagement, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, Niger, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, LiberiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        "UNITY" - Real-Time Population Healthcare Management with Covid-19 Encounter TrackerUPDATED JAN 2021

        “UNITY” is an innovative, customizable, and affordable healthcare data management solution, specifically designed for developing economies, that aims to improve and balance the healthcare services of an entire human population.
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        Data/Analytics, Health, Technology and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Data/Analytics, Health, Technology, AI, Citizen Participation, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Entrepreneurship, Good Governance, Higher Education, Monitoring & Evaluation, Public-Private Partnerships, Social ServicesSEE LESS
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        Madagascar
        MadagascarSEE LESS
        Data
          

        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED JAN 2021

        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 4 moreSEE ALL
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies, Community Transport Models, GIS/Mapping, Gender-based Violence, SecuritySEE 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
          

        StudyLabUPDATED DEC 2020

        Supporting schools and teachers improve students' performance, offline and online.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Data/Analytics, Secondary Education, Testing & Assessment
        Data/Analytics, Secondary Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria, Ghana
        Nigeria, GhanaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Apor appUPDATED DEC 2020

        A tool design to assist elementary and high school pupils prep at their own convenience and pace.
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        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Methods & Learning and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Methods & Learning, Secondary EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana
        Education
          

        Last-Mile ConnectivityUPDATED DEC 2020

        Bridges to Prosperity connects isolated rural communities to vital resources through the construction of trailbridges.
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        Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia and 17 moreSEE ALL
        Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Peru, Honduras, Bolivia, Zambia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Haiti, Nicaragua, Kenya, Rwanda, Panama, Mozambique, Colombia, Swaziland, UgandaSEE LESS
        Transport
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

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