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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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News & Articles

Latin America Scrambles to Squash Zika-Spreading Mosquito

IV's photonic fence technology is cited in a globally syndicated story on the Zika outbreak as “one of many potential interventions in a broader strategy to address the virus."

Global Good and MobileODT Team Up to Prevent Cervical Cancer

In recognition of World Cancer Day, Global Good and biomedical technology startup MobileODT discuss a new partnership where they will develop a new version of the startup’s cervical cancer screening device.

Behind the Breakthrough Answers: What Inspires Your Work?

We asked the men and women of our Behind the Breakthrough Series – what inspires you? Hear from two interviewees from IV’s Global Good division on how they approach some of the world’s most significant challenges.

Behind the Breakthrough: Mark Newell

Today's Behind the Breakthrough features Mark Newell, a portfolio deputy director with Global Good who has a unique ability to study a challenge, detect the gaps, and identify potential solutions that will be useful and usable for those who need them most.

Exclusive Interview with Nathan Myhrvold

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold explains the role of invention in solving the most difficult problems for the poorest people in the world, shares thoughts on how to manage teams of smart people to accomplish great things and discusses the value of failure in the game of invention.

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Research Publications

The latest published articles from Global Good's staff.

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