Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Industry Type(s)
Digital/ICT, Electronics, Healthcare & Biomedical
Application Start Date 14 April 2020
Application End Date 30 June 2020
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About Challenge

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global health and humanitarian emergency. It threatens to create devastating social, economic, and political crises that could leave deep scars for years to come. This impact could reverse the progress made in tackling global poverty over the past 20 years, putting at risk the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. In some of the world’s most vulnerable areas, the impact of COVID-19 could be catastrophic.

This extraordinary global situation demands a global response. As an answer, the United Nations Development Programme and are joining forces with the world’s brightest technology companies. We are calling on hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators to come together to work for those who will be hardest hit by this pandemic.

*Early submissions are encouraged in order to identify promising solutions as soon as possible.


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