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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        Allplex 2019-nCoV Assay by Seegene Inc.UPDATED JAN 2021

        Simultaneous detection and identification of 3 target genes specific for COVID-19
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
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        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        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, Cambodia, Bangladesh and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, IndonesiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,106,828 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        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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        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
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        Tanzania, Kenya
        Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$341,220 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        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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        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
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        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
          

        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
          

        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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        Honduras, Uganda, Nicaragua
        Honduras, Uganda, NicaraguaSEE 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
          

        Audiopedia - Essential Knowledge. For all Women, Everywhere.UPDATED NOV 2020

        Audiopedia is a free resource of localized expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, gender-based violence, family planning, agriculture and much more. Audiopedia is freely accessible using solar-powered player and on mobile phones.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health and 25 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health, Ageing, Basic Education, Child Protection, Child, Early, and Forced Marriage, Climate Change and Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Economic Empowerment, Gender, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Literacy, Menstrual Hygiene, Methods & Learning, Non-communicable Diseases, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Prevention & Vaccination, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Technology, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the, Rwanda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        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
          

        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
          

        One Acre FundUPDATED AUG 2020

        Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        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
          

        SmartClinixUPDATED JUL 2020

        SmartClinix is a 360 degree Cloud based online clinic solution with built in EHR system , practice management system , telemedicine platform & patient portal, which enables physicians & healthcare facilities to start specialty based online clinics
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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Technology and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Technology, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Health, Health Systems, Mental HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Pakistan, United States, Mexico and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Pakistan, United States, Mexico, Australia, KenyaSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        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
          

        Simprints: transforming the way the world fights povertyUPDATED JUL 2020

        Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most.
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        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology, All Sectors, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Gender-based Violence, Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,498,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        North Star AllianceUPDATED JUL 2020

        Bringing healthcare to hard-to-reach populations across Africa through a growing network of Blue Box clinics.
        FOCUS AREAS
        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          

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