M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: OmniVis
The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in using mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The third round of the Fund focused on supporting projects, which provide solutions to challenges associated with forced displacement and complex humanitarian emergencies. It concentrated on collaborative partnerships, and solutions that demonstrate long-term sustainability and scalability beyond this grant.
This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with OmniVis, a biotechnology company that focuses on providing user-centered pathogen detection devices to anyone in the world.
OmniVis had developed a handheld device to rapidly detect cholera in water and received a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund to test the device in Bangladesh, Haiti, and Kenya. The case study explores the activities and adaptations over the grant lifecycle, and the lessons learnt.