UCL Grand Challenges



Prototyping is one of six themes in the Grand Challenges, Grand impacts exhibition.

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Featured case studies

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Refining a predictive model for the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in low resource settings

A cross-Faculty collaboration aiming to reduce infant mortality. Photo credit DA4554/iStock

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Police Response to Runaway Adolescents on Mumbai's Rail Network

Studying the response of railway police in Mumbai to runaway adolescents and a transition from preserving public order to protecting child rights.

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Ageing Playfully: Play and Games in Old Age

A pan Grand Challenges project funded by a special initiative. 

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The "160 Characters" Partnership

Insight, impact, and innovation to enhance peer-to-peer mobile phone support interventions for adolescents living with HIV in South Africa.

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Culture Connections

A Pilot Study of Online Art Conversations as a Tool to Support Psychological Wellbeing in People Living with or Alongside Rare Forms of Dementia