The Grand Challenges Canada Model

Friday, 14 February 2014
Columbus KL (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Peter A. Singer , Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact™ in global health. Funded by the Government of Canada, we support innovators in low- and middle- income countries and Canada. The bold ideas integrate science and technology, social and business innovation (we call this Integrated Innovation™). We work to catalyze scale, sustainability and impact.  We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars in Global Health program supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health from innovators and entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries and Canada, and our targeted challenges focus on Saving Lives at Birth, Saving Brains and Global Mental Health.