Global Good

Millions of people suffer and die each year in developing countries from causes that humanity has the scientific and technical ability to solve. Global Good is a collaborative effort between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures to address this. We take on some of humanity’s toughest problems through the power of invention by drawing on resources normally reserved for commercial pursuits in the developed world.

Global Good combines IV’s unique invention prowess with the expertise of leading humanitarian organizations, forward-looking governments, and commercial partners that share our vision. Together, we invent, develop, and deploy commercially-viable technologies that improve life in developing countries.

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Photo Essay: Vaccine Access in Ethiopia’s Remote Danakil Desert

Last summer a team from Global Good returned to a remote health post in northeastern Ethiopia to observe how one of our products – the Arktek™ – is helping people in the region to access vaccines.

Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund wins ‘Patents for Humanity’ award from USPTO

The Global Good Fund at Intellectual Ventures was recognized for its development of the Arktek cooler, which can keep vaccines cold for up to a month with no power. The cooler is designed for use in off-grid locations, where vaccines are often crucial health resources and power is limited.

Behind the Breakthrough: Manan Shukla on AI Shield

Last year, Behind the Breakthrough profiled Manan Shukla, an associate commercialization lead at Global Good. Manan has traveled extensively in some of the most impoverished regions in the world, working with farmers to understand the problems they’re facing and what technologies could help.

The Global Good Fund, Indian Oil Corporation Sign Deal Making AI Shield™ Available Worldwide

The Global Good Fund, managed by Intellectual Ventures, has signed a five-year manufacturing and distribution agreement with the Cryogenics Business Group of Indian Oil Corporation (NSE: Indian Oil) for the AI (Artificial Insemination) Shield.

How Do You Keep Vaccines Cool? (Hint: Look to Space)

The Arktek, developed by a team at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, can store a month’s supply of vaccines for a village of 6,000 people in 100 degree plus heat, without electricity.

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