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. View our walking deck to learn more about Global Good.

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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.

The Impact of Energy on Global Health

What does boosting sustainable energy access in the developing world have to do with improving global health? As it turns out, a lot. Today on Insights we take a look at Global Good's work on health technologies that run on low-resource or intermittent power.

News You Can Use: Building Useful, Usable Inventions

At Intellectual Ventures, we frequently discuss the importance of inventing for impact. For this month's News You Can Use, we’re featuring stories on how inventors can set themselves up for success by refining their raw ideas for impactful results.

Fighting Malaria on Multiple Fronts

Read on for a quick overview of all the ways IV Lab and Global Good are working together to make a difference in the fight against malaria.

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Research Publications

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