This international competition is a collaboration between Wellcome and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Each of the shortlisted teams get $80,000 to develop their prototypes over the next seven months.
The six projects will then go head to head in a public vote at the end of the year, when you can help to decide the winner.
- MyGene2: Accelerating Gene Discovery via Radically Open Data Sharing - facilitating the public sharing of health and genetic data through integration with publicly available information.
- OpenAQ: A Global Community Building the First Open, Real-Time Air Quality Data Hub for the World - providing real-time information on poor air quality by combining data from across the globe.
- Real-Time Evolutionary Tracking for Pathogen Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation - permitting real-time analysis of emerging epidemics, such as Ebola, MERS-CoV, and Zika.
- Open Neuroimaging Laboratory - advancing brain research by enabling collaborative annotation, discovery and analysis of brain-imaging data.
- Fruit Fly Brain Observatory - allowing researchers to better conduct modelling of mental and neurological diseases by connecting data related to the fly brain.
- OpenTrialsFDA: Making Unbiased Clinical Trial Data Accessible - enabling better access to drug approval packages submitted to and made available by the Food and Drug Administration.
The winner will receive $230,000 to develop their innovation.