Digital Square is pleased to announce that ten proposals were selected for investment as part of our second round of funding, Notice B. More information on the criteria for funding can be found in the Call for Proposals—Notice B, located on the Digital Square Wikipedia page. A total of $1.2 million is being invested into these digital health software tools. The funding recipients have also committed a total of $400,000 to co-invest alongside Digital Square’s funding.
Through Notice B, Digital Square is investing in the following proposals:
Digital Square invests in existing digital health software tools to ensure they are properly resourced for sustained development. To be eligible for funding, software tools must be global goods, which are adaptable to different countries and contexts, and are often Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). More information on what qualifies as a global good, and what a mature global good looks like, can be found on our Wikipedia page.
Notice B was implemented using an Open Proposal Process and Platform (OPP&P) hosted by the University California, San Francisco. Concept notes and proposals were publicly posted, giving submitters the opportunity to find collaborators and provide and receive feedback from peers. The iterative feedback and proposal process allowed submitters to refine and strengthen their concepts before final submission. More information on our proposal process can be found here.