Stop TB Partnership

Accelerator for Impact (a4i)

Accelerator for Impact (a4i) is a public-sector driven venture capital fund/mechanism, which aims to: (1) pivot the care model to become more digitalized, virtual, and on-demand and (2) catalyze the rapid roll-out of new innovations in high TB burden countries by:

  • Sourcing and supporting emerging technological solutions;
  • Focusing on the downstream end of the critical pathway;
  • Creating a network of key partners and operating teams to drive efficient product launches;
  • Financing critical activities to generate demand in early adopter countries; and
  • Achieving a return on investment.

The initiative was soft launched in November 2016 after its 1st Stakeholder Consultation, which was held in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 26 October 2016 in advance of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health.