Singapore Global Centre
The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge
The United Nations Development Programme and Hackster.io, the largest online open-source technology hardware community, launched #COVID19DetectProtect in April 2020 to create open-source technology that developing countries can leverage in the fight against this global pandemic.
As the submissions came in from around the world, a rotating panel of judges made up of techies, healthcare professionals and development practitioners, reviewed the submissions and chose their top few from that week. These chosen solutions were then shared with UNDP’s global network of field offices to identify the most relevant and promising ones to look at implementing. Over the course of the challenge, 30 submissions in total were identified as Impact Winners! Read more about them below.
Congratulations to all our Impact Winners!
Exclusive Interviews with our Grand Prize Winners
Interview with Peter Ma and MixPose, makers of AI Digital Stethoscope
Interview with Luka Mali and David Kvaternik, makers of Auditus and Gladitus
Interview with Mamane Kabirou Ousseini and Ousman Seydou Gnali, makers of the Connected Visor
Interview with Abhijit Mukherjee, maker of the Contactless Infrared Thermometer
Interview with Danica Fernandez, maker of Ecofill
Interview with Harry Anderson-Chapman, maker of the Esp8266 Shop Door Assistant
Interview with Eivind Holt, maker of the Global Scale Remote Health Monitor
Interview with Samuel Adranyi, maker of the Hands-Free Soap, Water and Paper Towel Dispenser
Interview with Josh Thomas and the Karakoram Team, makers of Theia Thermometer
Interview with Swapnil Verma, maker of the Intangible Surface
Interview with Niccolò Avogaro and Edoardo Palladin, makers of P3psi, a Web-Driven COVID-19 Carrier Robot
Some of the winning solutions have been identified by UNDP’s field offices for further testing and implementation. Read more below on how these open-source solutions are being recreated and tested by local innovation ecosystems.