Trinity Challenge announces inaugural winners

The Trinity Challenge has announced the winners of its inaugural competition, and is investing a £5.7 million (US$8 million) charitable pledged prize fund into one grand prize winner, two 2nd prize winners, and five 3rd prize winners.

  Collage of Trinity Challenge finalists  Credit: The Trinity Challenge

The eight winners have been selected by an international panel of expert judges, out of a total of 340 applications from 61 countries. The competition has seen unprecedented collaborations between the private, public, charitable and academic sectors, and will drive a step-change in using data and analytics for pandemic preparedness.

The University of Cambridge joined a coalition of some of the world’s leading businesses and academic and tech institutions to launch The Trinity Challenge in September 2020. The global challenge, convened by Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, provides a £10m prize fund for breakthrough solutions to make sure one billion more people are better protected against health emergencies.

Participatory One Health Disease Detection (PODD), which empowers farmers to identify and report zoonotic diseases that could potentially pass from animals to humans, has been named the grand prize winner at the inaugural awards ceremony. The organisation is being awarded £1.3 million (US$1.8 million) in pledged funding.

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Image: Collage of Trinity Challenge finalists

Credit: The Trinity Challenge

Reproduced courtesy of the University of Cambridge

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