Google grants UNICEF a total of $1.5 million in its battle with Zika virus which has been declared an epidemic by WHO last month. The virus has been linked with microcephaly and neurological illness called Guillain-Barre syndrome. UNICEF and the tech giant will collaborate to map and anticipate the spread of the virus.
Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI) program has just granted more than $30 million to selected projects in 23 European countries. It’s the first batch of the long-term $170 million project to help stimulate innovation in digital journalism.
The Wikimedia Foundation received a $250,000 grant to support its early stages of search engine project, The Knowledge Engine. The project will develop a search engine that goes across Wikipedia and other Wikimedia’s services, allowing users to obtain relevant information more easily.
New York City gets a $176 million federal funding to clean up the natural disaster scene, specially after Hurricane Sandy. The fund was raised through a national contest organized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to better prepare the citizens for any forthcoming natural disaster. Additionally, the city now has the $100 million from Mayor de Blasio to build their large-scale flood protection system around Lower Manhattan.
Several firms from Canada, China and Europe among 77 renewable energy firms have submitted bids for solar projects in Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has shortlisted 22 projects, which will have capacity of 766 megawatts at combined project cost of $1.68 billion. The solar energy projects developers will also receive a grant of $30 million for each project from the Australian government.
Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The US National Institutes of Health has awarded Oraya Therapeutics with a $215,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant to investigate gold nanoparticles development.
Nomanini was able to secure an additional investment of ZAR 4.8 million ($449,000) from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The company provides a unique and colorful mobile Point-of-Sales (Pos) terminal to mobile operators...
The California Energy Commission recently endowed a $3 million grant to Pacific Ethanol to develop a product that would act as an alternative for sorghum. Sorghum is being used as a feedstock for ethanol.
Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database.
The British government awarded £4 million in funding to Staffordshire to help small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) expand and to add more jobs in the region.
The government of Chile gave $350,000 in funding to tech startup Kaitek Labs to develop prototype of a device that detects red tide in a bid to reduce the costs of testing for toxins.
San Jose, US-based solar-panel robotics startup Brittmore Group bagged $1 million in a recent grant from the Department of Energy to automate the construction of solar power plants.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an entrepreneurship program for middle and high school students, awarded seed money to five startups in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area after the student founders presented their business plans.
The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded $17 million to clean energy businesses across 13 states to tackle the big problem of energy consumption.
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