Updated Mar 25, 2020
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University announced today a series of prizes through its Emergent Ventures program for innovators working to combat COVID-19. Tyler Cowen, faculty director of the Mercatus Center and founder of Emergent Ventures, sees the prizes as a way to stimulate innovation in the face of a pandemic.Emergent Ventures will offer prizes in the following areas:
|Created in||United States|
|Region||Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries|
|Focus Areas||Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)|
There is no application for these prizes; Emergent Ventures will award them when a significant success is spotted. In most cases, the awards will apply to actions taken after the announcement of this prize.