How does a COVID-19 model relate to a Cocker Spaniel?
If you’re into emerging tech development news from the world of COVIDaction - you’re in luck! Welcome to our latest update.
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💥 Introducing the Oxygen CoLab!
COVIDaction continues to grow and innovate. We are jumping with excitement to share news of the Oxygen CoLab launch. The Oxygen CoLab will work towards finding oxygen concentrator solutions that are fit for low and middle income countries. But that’s not all - we also need you! If you’re working in the area of oxygen concentrator innovation, we need to hear about it. Take a look at what we’re doing and share your work via the form in the Medium post. We can’t wait to hear what you’re up to!
🥾 What happens when you search for innovation offline?
If you think innovation can only be found online - think again! We worked with our amazing partners at AfriLabs to explore offline scouting. Experienced local scouts went out to new places and met incredible makers in communities not connected to the internet. We wanted the world to know what we found, so take a look at how we adapted our method and the amazing insights that emerged.
💻 Pivoting to face the pandemic in Uganda
Dr. William Wasswa and his team at Global Auto Systems have pivoted multiple times to address a wide range of pandemic-related issues and respond with smart technological solutions. From AI to PPE - Dr Wasswa has a creative mind and an impressive set of skills which he is channeling to fight the pandemic. We’re proud to support Global Auto Systems as an Local Production & Local Solutions grantee. Read our profile of Dr Wasswa’s amazing work here.
🐶 Dogs and data?
What is the connection between COVID-19 models and a really cute dog? We’re not going to give everything away right here - so you can read all about the launch of the OCHA-Bucky model that got a grant through our Data Challenge. We love seeing our grantees take flight and hopefully you’ll love the unexpected canine detail too!
That’s everything for this edition - but - that’s not all for this year. Make sure you are following us on Medium and Twitter as we have a little more to share before 2020 draws to a close. Don’t forget - you can share our newsletter with anyone you think would like to see it land in their inbox.
Have a great weekend and we’ll be in touch with another update very soon!
The COVIDaction Team
COVIDaction is building a technology and innovation pipeline for the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is funded by UK Aid.