“Antibiotics was voted by YOU to be the challenge of Longitude Prize 2014.”
“In order to tackle growing levels of antimicrobial resistance, the challenge set for the Longitude Prize is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.”
“What happens next?
Now that the antibiotics challenge has been chosen, we want everyone, from amateur scientists to the professional scientific community, to try and solve it.”
“Nesta and the Longitude Committee are finalising the criteria for how to win the £10 million prize, and from the autumn you will be able to submit your entries.”
“Do you have an idea to solve the antibiotics challenge? Register your interest http://www.longitudeprize.org/got-idea and we’ll alert you when submissions open in autumn 2014.”
To find out more go to the Longitude Prize website: http://www.longitudeprize.org/
[Source Longitude Prize as above]