RFP: SOL1155772

Call open for concept notes: June 13, 2016
Concept note deadline: July 22 2016, 11:59 pm PST
Full proposals invited: August 2016

 Purpose

To develop two new forms of dietary assessment technology, based on image capture and, possibly, image recognition: 1) active image capture in the form of manual photos or video images, and 2) fully automated, passive image capture (in the form of video, either real-time or in time intervals) of food preparation and consumption; and field testing to validate new technology against reference dietary intake assessment methods. Image recognition software should be applied, if possible, to identify foods consumed. Food intake and food composition data should be linked to enable conversion of food intake to nutrient intake

Instructions

The Request for Proposal Application provides further detail on the background and scope for this open call for concept memos. A Concept Memo, along with biographical information, should be submitted no later than 22 July 2016, 11:59 pm PST. The Gates Foundation will evaluate the concept memos, and applicants who propose projects of further interest to the Gates Foundation will be invited in August 2016 to prepare full proposals. These time periods are subject to change. Instructions on the preparation of full proposals will be provided to selected applicants. Due to expected high volumes, the Gates Foundation will not be able to provide individual feedback for concept memos not selected for submission of full proposals.

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