Global engagement – Teams from all continents working on Longitude Prize ideas

07 Aug 2015

Our second open window for submissions closes on the 30th of September, and we are very much looking forward to seeing this next batch of ideas for a diagnostics tool to help us conserve antibiotics for future generations. Windows for submission will continue to open throughout 2020, but we might find a winner before then, so the race is very much on.

Over the next month we will be extending the challenge to innovators across the globe, in China, India, Japan, Switzerland, Wales and the United States. Much like the threat of antimicrobial resistance, our call to action has no boundaries. AMR is a global problem that requires a global response, and we are excited to find out what creative minds are conjuring up in all corners of the world.

In fact, the 92 registered teams who have already signed up represent 22 countries. We hope this number continues to grow as we approach our one-year anniversary of having launched the Prize in November 2014.

This is where we will be over the coming months running panel discussions, receptions and workshops:

  • Boston, USA, 8 September
  • Cardiff, Wales, 24 September
  • Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, India, 12-16 October
  • Switzerland, 7 December

We also have events planned in China and Japan in the autumn for 2015.

The Longitude Prize was developed and is being run by Nesta. It was launched by the Prime Minister at G8 in 2013, and through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is being supported by Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, as funding partner.

To find out more about Longitude Prize and how you could win, please email

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