XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance

March 26, 2020


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The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego is a proud founding member of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, a data-powered global alliance to stop COVID-19. 
 
The Pandemic Alliance is a global coalition that combines the power of collaboration, competition, innovation, and radical thinking to accelerate solutions that can be applied to COVID-19 and future pandemics. We are focusing on dire areas such as accelerating solutions for remote care, provision of personal protective equipment to the front line, testing access, and food and medicine security for vulnerable populations. 
 
The Clarke Center joins the Alliance alongside the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Ending Pandemics, Intel, Illumina, IEEE Standards Association, MIT Solve, C2 International, Cloudbreak Health, the Foundation Botnar, McGill University, Nvidia, the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, and the PPE Coalition, among others. Dr. Erik Viirre, Director of the Clarke Center, is Medical Director of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE
 
In 2017, XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis join us, along with author Julian Guthrie and SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie, to discuss Guthrie's book
How to Make a Spaceship and the inaugural XPRIZE competition, which helped launch the private spaceflight industry:
 
How to Make a Spaceship, with Peter Diamandis, Julian Guthrie, and Brian Binnie
 
Stay tuned for more updates, including opportunities for data sharing, collaboration, and rapid data challenges to help find solutions to pandemic threat.