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Cambridge Global Challenges




Accelerating progress in addressing Global Challenges by connecting problem solvers with community-scale problems.


  1. Complement existing CGC and CGE networks of solution seekers.
  2. Create a purpose-built platform that enables easy access to community-scale problems
  3. Develop a framework to dissect and articulate gathered problems to address and appeal to diverse communities of experts.
  4. Connect processed community-scale problems with those who have the interest and capacity to develop solutions.


GCConnect brings together an interdisciplinary team with different origins united in their passion for social impact and innovation. GCConnect is supported by the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC), the Borysiewicz Biomedical Science Fellowship and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDA).

Dr. Johnny Habchi

Dr. Christopher Proctor

Dr. Pietro Sormanni


Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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