IKP-Grand Challenges Explorations: Win $100,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Are you an innovator?IKP Knowledge Park (IKP) in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched IKP-Grand Challenges Explorations (IKP-GCE) 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-GCE is in the final stages of accepting innovative proposals from innovators across the country. Over 300 teams have already registered to submit their proposals. If you have an innovation that will address developing world issues such as infectious diseases, child and maternal health, nutrition and family planning, then do apply at www.ikp-gce.com. Last date to submit your entry is December 15th, 2011

Winners of IKP-GCE will

  • Receive a grant of USD 100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Receive mentoring from IKP Knowledge Park for a period of 18 months, and gain access to technical consulting, networking opportunities, and lab facilities
  • Be eligible to apply for Phase II funding of up to USD 1Million.

Please visit www.ikp-gce.com to apply.


:: Chandan Raj


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