Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has established himself as one of the most important philanthropists in the world, even nabbing a spot on Businessweek’s list of most generous people. Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Gates and his wife work to eradicate poverty and increase access to healthcare.
Now, with a $100,00 grant offered through theGrand Challenges in Global Health Program, the Gateses are hoping to find “anyone — students, scientists or entrepreneurs” to reinvent the condom.
The contest, spotted by Gothamist, is looking for one genius inventor to develop “the next generation of condom.” Though condoms are the most reliable contraceptive method to protect against pregnancy and STIs, it doesn’t take your ex-boyfriend to tell you how much they kind of suck (oh, and will he tell you). So the foundation is requesting proposals for a next-gen condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.”
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