Longitude Prize 2014 goes to antibiotics research

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis At the end of last month the public voted for research into preventing the rise of resistance to antibiotics. The Longitude Committee will now develop criteria and a specific goal that will set out what people and organisations will need to do to win the prize. You can register your idea and project now though.The Committee is setting a five year deadline in which to reach the goal.The Longitude Prize 2014 is being run by Nesta, with the Technology Strategy Board as launch funding partner. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Nesta The Longitude Prize 2014 has been awarded to projects that prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics.The £10 million Prize marks the 300th anniversary year of the Longitude Act, when the British government offered a cash prize to whoever could solve one of the most important challenges of the time – how to pinpoint a ship’s location at sea by knowing its longitude.For the 2014 Longitude Prize, the public were invited to vote for the most pressing problem from six issues:Flight – How can we fly without damaging the environment?Food – How can we ensure everyone has nutritious, sustainable food?Antibiotics – How can we prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics?Paralysis – How can we restore movement to those with paralysis?Water – How can we ensure everyone can have access to safe and clean water?Dementia – How can we help people with dementia to live independently for longer?The winner: antibiotics resistancecenter_img Longitude Prize 2014 goes to antibiotics research Howard Lake | 6 July 2014 | News  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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