Introducing our Audacious Project

We’ve been selected to join The Audacious Project, a philanthropic collaborative organized by TED. Read all about our project here.

In short, we’re expanding our institute into a global hub of innovation so that protein design can be applied to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our director David Baker gave an inspiring talk live on the TED stage where he laid out his vision for the project.

Support leveraged via The Audacious Project was made possible through the generosity of Laura and John Arnold, Steve and Genevieve Jurvetson, Chris Larsen and Lyna Lam, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Miguel McKelvey, the Clara Wu and Joe Tsai Foundation, Rosamund Zander and Hansjörg Wyss for the Wyss Foundation, and several anonymous donors.

About The Audacious Project

The Audacious Project surfaces and funds critical projects with the potential to create global change. By removing barriers associated with funding, The Audacious Project empowers social entrepreneurs to dream boldly and take on the world’s biggest and most urgent challenges. Launched last April and housed at TED (the nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading), it operates with support from The Bridgespan Group (which consults with nonprofits and investors to accelerate impact). The Audacious Project brings together some of the most respected organizations and individuals in philanthropy — the Skoll Foundation, Virgin Unite, Dalio Foundation, and more.

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