2014 Global Innovation Initiative Awardees

23 grants were awarded through the inaugural cycle of the U.S. and UK grant competitions:

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U.S. Awardees

Crowdsourcing Water Quality: Using Mobile Technology to Monitor Access of Safe Drinking Water
Georgia Institute of Technology (U.S.), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (India)

Transforming Arsenic and Fluoride Crisis into an Economic Enterprise
Lehigh University (U.S.), Queen's University Belfast (UK), and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)

Sustainable Forest Management in Indonesia
Northern Arizona University (U.S.), Aberystwyth University (UK), and University of Mataram (Indonesia)

Increasing Global Food Security by Controlling the Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance
Ohio State University (U.S.), Queen's University Belfast (UK), and the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)

Increasing Energy Efficiency Using Rapid Smart Grids
Purdue University (U.S.), De Montfort University (UK), and São Paulo State University (Brazil)

The Impact of Outdoor Air Pollution on Indoor Air Quality in China
Rutgers University (U.S.), University of Reading (UK), and Chongqing University (China)

Reducing Carbon Emissions through a Hydrogen Economy
University of California Davis (U.S.), Oxford University (UK), and Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (China)

Salt Intrusion into Estuaries Related to Global Climate Change
University of Florida (U.S.), University of Liverpool (UK), and Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil)

Improving Environment Impacts of Cattle Farming in Brazil
University of Michigan (U.S.), Oxford University (UK), and University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Aquaculture Carrying Capacity and Water Quality in Indonesian Lakes and Reservoirs
University of Rhode Island (U.S.), University of Stirling (UK), and Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)


UK Awardees

Environmental DNA for Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Conservation Priorities in Indonesia
Bangor University (UK), University of California Los Angeles (U.S.), and Udayana University (Indonesia)

Design and Development of International Electricity Highway System
Brunel University (UK), University of Oklahoma (U.S.), Sichuan University (China), and Tsinghua University (China)

Development of a novel vaccination method combining electric stimulation and PLGA micro-needles
Cardiff University (UK), University of California Davis (U.S.), and China Medical University (China)

Reducing global energy use in buildings while improving occupant comfort and well-being: reversing the growth trend towards AC
Loughborough University (UK), De Montfort University (UK), University of California Berkeley (U.S.), and CEPT University Ahmedabad (India)

Development of Sustainable Technologies to Investigate, Restore and Protect the Urban Water Environment
Newcastle University (U.K.), University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.), Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India), and CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Nagur (India)

Ensemble Estimation of Flood Risk in a Changing Climate
Swansea University (UK), University of Maine (U.S.), Sichuan University (China), Hohai University (China), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), and Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)

TransAtlantic Discovery, Characterization and Application of Enzymes for the Recycling of Polymers and Composites
University of Bath (UK), Ohio State University (U.S.), and University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Seeing with Sound: Developing an Echolocation Device Based on Sensing Principles Derived from Human Users
University of Birmingham (UK), Ohio State University (U.S.), and Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Nanostructed Materials for the Control of Contaminants Detrimental to Health
University of Brighton (UK), Drexel University (U.S.), and Northwestern Polytechnic University (China)

Global Farm Platforms for Sustainable Ruminant Livestock Production
University of Bristol (UK), University of Wisconsin Madison (U.S.), Zhijiang University (China), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India)

Land-use Change, Biodiversity and the Community Ecology of Amazonian Vector-Borne Diseases
University of East Anglia (UK), Oregon State University (U.S.), Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (U.S.), Federal University of Mato Grosso (Brazil), and State University of Mato Grosso (Brazil)

New Answers for Old Problems: A Global Interdisciplinary Training Network to Address Key Questions in Plant Development for Food
University of Nottingham (UK), University of Delaware (U.S.), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

0University of Strathclyde (UK), New York University (U.S.), and Wuhan University (China)

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