Draper's Global Challenges Initiative is the application of our substantial engineering capabilities to challenges facing people and the planet.
Healthcare has been one theme of Draper’s Global Challenges work for people, ranging from enabling prenatal diagnoses for expectant mothers in low-resource environments to a pediatric heart valve that can reduce the number of surgeries required for children with congenital heart defects.
The challenges we address for people goes beyond healthcare to sustainable transportation. Draper is working with forward-thinking cities to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety on shared roadways and in high-traffic corridors, toward encouraging city residents and visitors to choose these transportation modes more frequently.
The culture of innovation at Draper stems from over 80 years of experience designing first-of-a-kind systems that succeed in challenging environments, from undersea to space. Our not-for-profit status enables us to work on problems in domains where traditional return-on-investment would be a limiting factor for other providers of advanced engineering solutions. Working hand-in-hand with our partners, we create sustainable and impactful solutions.
Global Challenges is enabled by like-minded philanthropies, foundations and individuals who see value in our approach to solving the world’s most pressing problems.
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Next Up for the Smart City Are Demonstrably Safer Intersections
Draper’s Tiny Heart Valve for Children Wins Big Award
Finally, A Heart Valve for Children
The first pediatric heart valve that’s designed to “grow” with the child
Draper Receives Funding to Advance Diagnoses of High-Risk Pregnancies in Developing Countries
Draper and HealthCubed to Partner on Low-cost Diagnostics for Children
Goal is to identify, understand and prioritize unmet needs in low resource regions across the globe
Canary Foundation Awards Gift to Draper to Improve Cancer Detection, Hasten Treatment
Draper offers world-class engineering solutions to philanthropic community
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