Grand Challenges Canada Launched
The government of Canada launched Grand Challenges Canada, a non-profit organization created to identify global Grand Challenges, fund researchers and organizations to address them, and support the implementation and commercialization of the solutions that emerge. The Canadian government committed $225 million to the organization through its Development Innovation Fund.
Informed by the Grand Challenges in Global Health model, Grand Challenges Canada uses "integrated innovation" that combines scientific, business and social innovation to find solutions to global health challenges. It launches requests for proposals both independently and in collaboration with partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.