Building a resilient future for humanity

XPRIZE Health and Pandemic Alliance

Accelerating radical breakthroughs in healthcare

The COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted the glaring reality of what we all knew but conveniently ignored — that our healthcare systems are not resilient.

All aspects of the health care value chain are now being re-evaluated from patient experience to payer reimbursement to data ownership.

What we all can agree on is that complacency is no longer an option. The titanic forces of increasing costs, an aging global population, shortage of healthcare workers, the rise of non-communicable diseases and the inequalities in access to healthcare, combined with the cracks illuminated by the Pandemic, have created the perfect storm, or in our view, the perfect opportunity for action.

INTRODUCING XPRIZE HEALTH & PANDEMIC ALLIANCE — An extension of our existing Pandemic Alliance, this expanded global coalition of businesses, bilateral organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits, startups, and foundations will be dedicated to accelerating radical breakthroughs in healthcare, making our health system more resilient and preventing the next pandemic.

Utilizing the proven XPRIZE Alliances model, the Health & Pandemic Alliance will identify gaps, focus attention on key issues, and catalyze solutions by sharing resources and knowledge, and crowdsourcing innovation.

Pandemic Alliance Impact 2020

289 COVID-19 Solutions Presented
437 Alliance Thought Leaders Engaged
18 Projects Initiated
6 Competitions Launched
20 Task Force Members
80+ XPA Partners
$62.5M In Prize Purses + Scaling Impact Funds

Pandemic Alliance Competitions

Pandemic Alliance Partners
A global alliance of uncommon partners, including the world’s innovators, clinicians, researchers, data scientists, academic institutions, and experts created in collaboration with Anthem.
Boston University
City of Los Angeles
George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science
Harvard Labratory for Innovation Science of Harvard
Incredible Health
Lake Nona Institute
MIT Solve
UCLA Health
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
RAND Corporation
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Brain Trust

The Brain Trust is a diverse and highly accomplished group of forward-looking individuals, innovators, thinkers and entrepreneurs attempting to solve for many of the current and future health crises impacting humanity. Health & Pandemic Alliance Brain Trust members will help set the vision and direction of the Alliance, determine and then prioritize the areas of focus, and help identify, curate and drive meaningful initiatives and projects.

Seth Dorbin, Ph.D.
Global Chief AI Officer at IBM
Rick Bright, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Pandemic Prevention & Response, Health Initiatives, The Rockefeller Foundation
Eric Esrailian, M.D., MPH
Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Melissa Rowe
Vice President, Global Research Talent, RAND Corporation
Tore Godal
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Global Health, Norway
Jeff Huber
Founding CEO and Vice Chairman, GRAIL
Daniel Kraft, M.D.
Chair, XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Alex Aravanis, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Illumnia
Tom Osborne, M.D.
Director of Veterans Administration National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation
Stacey Shulman
Vice President, Internet of Things Group/GM Health, Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies, Intel
Jack Kreindler, M.D.
Founder & Director, The Centre for Health and Human Performance
Lee Stein
Chairman, Spiral Health Board of Trustees, XPRIZE
Christopher Mason, Ph.D.
Professor of Genomics, Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
David Brenner, M.D.
Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences

A Platform For Solutions

XPRIZE Labs (XL) is a collection of XPRIZE proprietary platforms and processes that provide a safe space for testing, experimentation and validation of ideas and projects. XL has many utilities from crowd sourcing and vetting Alliance generated ideas, to testing and operating company and partner-specific projects with the goal of accelerating solutions and shortening the time to impact.

  • Exchange — A platform and community designed to enable an exchange of the many resources and needs associated with Pandemic Alliance projects and challenge competitions. The Exchange is an opportunity for partners to showcase their efforts and reach out to other Alliance members to collaborate around their efforts. A marketplace for matching projects, resources, solution identification.
  • Data Collaborative — The XPRIZE Data Collaborative is a powerful platform for collaboration, combining and merging data sets, AI tools, and bleeding edge insights and ideas with a community of innovators. Despite its wealth of potential, 99 percent of data sits dormant due to challenges to interoperability, privacy, security, usage rights, and integrity, ultimately resulting in missed opportunities and duplicative efforts. The XPRIZE Data Collaborative solves this problem, for good, democratizing access for researchers, data scientists, and machine learning experts. It serves as a trusted source of the truth and well-positioned to add value in that respect. Offering the right resources for experts to engage, evaluate and validate through the data.

A Better Tomorrow

Even after we solve the current COVID-19 crisis, the threat of global pandemics remains one of many existential threats to humanity. We need to figure out how to engineer a more resilient society. This Alliance community serves as an antibody against threats to our future – ready to identify, incubate and resource technologies that future-proof our society.

Get Involved

If you are in a position to contribute to our XPRIZE Health & Pandemic Alliance, we welcome you to join. Please fill out this form and we will get back to you to discuss your specific areas of expertise and how we can leverage those in this global fight. Members will also be invited to join our online response community where we exchange ideas, insights and cutting edge trends around how our alliance is using data to defeat this and future pandemics.