[opensourcepharma] Ebola Grand Challenge

SHERWOOD NEISS sherwood at theccagroup.com
Fri Oct 10 18:39:53 UTC 2014

ok you inspired me … https://openideo.com/challenge/fighting-ebola/ideas/use-equity-or-debt-crowdfunding-to-give-backers-a-vested-interest-in-the-outcome 

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On Oct 10, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Jaykumar Menon, Prof. <jaykumar.menon at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> FYI…..
> From: zakir thomas [mailto:zaksthomas at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:47 PM
> To: jaleel uc; Jaykumar Menon, Prof.
> Subject: Fwd: Please share with OSDD - US Goverment announces Prize/Grand Challenge for Ebola R&D
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: leena menghaney <leenamenghaney at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM
> Subject: Please share with OSDD - US Goverment announces Prize/Grand Challenge for Ebola R&D
> To: zakir thomas <zaksthomas at gmail.com>
> http://ebolagrandchallenge.net/
> Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
> We are calling on the global community to share pioneering ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations in a matter of months. Regardless of background, experience or knowledge of Ebola, your bold thinking is necessary to address this crisis, to improve delivery of care, and stem the spread of disease.
>  USAID is partnering with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
> United States Department of Defense to launch:
> An open innovation platform to crowdsource and incubate innovative ideas to improve delivery of care and stem the spread of disease, including improvements in PPE; 
> A challenge competition to fund and test innovations for PPE, infection treatment and control; and 
> Partnerships for rapid testing and deploying the best solutions.
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