Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to offer USD 100, 000 for the winning entries IKP Knowledge Park launches IKP - Grand Challenges Explorations (IKP - GCE). IKP - GCE is an initiative in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify, fund and nurture revolutionary ideas that address global health challenges.
The goal of the IKP - GCE program is to empower Ideas; ideas that will create new drugs, diagnostics, devices, vaccines, delivery systems and service models that can be made available to all socio-economic layers of the human population. IKP is seeking idea proposals that will address global health challenges, with a focus on addressing the developing world diseases.
Winners of IKP - GCE will be recognized as GCE Phase I grantees by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The winning ideas will be empowered with a grant of USD 100,000 from the Foundation, in addition to mentoring from IKP Knowledge Park for a period of 18 months. IKP Knowledge Park will provide access to technical consulting, networking opportunities, and lab facilities to help the winners take their ideas to the next stage of realization. Upon successful progress in the first 2 years, candidates will be eligible for Phase II funding of up to USD 1 million.
The last date to submit the applications is 1st December, 2011
Please visit www.ikp-gce.com for more information