FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Trinity Challenge



GSK is proud to be one of 22 Founding Members of The Trinity Challenge. The Trinity Challenge is a global coalition comprising business, academia, and the social sector.  The Founding Members are united by the common aim of ensuring the destruction and devastation to lives and livelihoods caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, never happens again.

Launched in September 2020, by Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s former Chief Medical Officer, (CMO), The Trinity Challenge aims to source and develop impact-led and date driven solutions designed to address future global health emergencies.

Today, we are pleased to announce The Trinity Challenge application portal is now open and ready to take submissions in response to the three Challenge categories. Anyone can take part.

These categories are:

  • Identification: Building early-warning systems and ground-breaking technologies to identify pathogens or outbreaks before they cause great harm.
  • Response: Developing insights and capabilities to target interventions with maximal effectiveness and at minimal cost.
  • Recovery: Strengthening the social and economic revival following health emergencies and constructing an equitable path toward an inclusive recovery.

Challenge participants will be paired with Founding Members to develop their data-driven, non-pharmaceutical ideas to develop practical actions to contribute to a world better protected from future health emergencies. A share of a £10m fund is available to selected Challenge Teams, to enable them to scale up their ideas.

As a friend/trusted partner to GSK we are calling on your support to invite your colleagues/students/contacts to take part in The Trinity Challenge and submit ideas. 

Information regarding The Trinity Challenge categories and how to get involved can be found on the website. (

Please share this information with your colleagues/students/contacts?

Applications to collaborate with another Founding Member are open until 08 November 2020, with the deadline for applications not requiring Founding Member collaboration closing on 15 January 2021. Prize winners will be announced in Spring 2021. To be considered in the judging criteria for the awards, all submissions must be made by 23:59 (BST) on 30 April 2021.

Participants  will have the opportunity to collaborate with other Trinity Challenge Founding Members which include: Aviva, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brunswick Group, University of Cambridge, Discovery Limited, Facebook, Global Virome Project, Google, GSK,  HKUMed, Imperial College London, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Internews, Legal and General, LSE, McKinsey and Company, Microsoft, Northeastern University, Optum, Palantir, Swiss Re, Reckitt Benckiser, Tencent, Zenysis Technologies to develop their ideas. 

This is a really exciting initiative and one which, GSK are proud to support. By bringing together the brightest minds and the best ideas, we can help ensure the world is better protected against future pandemics.

Many thanks for your support.
Best wishes,

Malcolm Skingle CBE

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