- Major Initiatives

Major Initiatives's current major projects, as of July 2012, are:

  • Google Crisis Response which includes: Google Person Finder, Google Public Alerts, and Google Crisis Maps, all supporting disaster relief efforts with critical tools and information.
  • Google Flu & Dengue Trends showing near real-time estimates of disease activity, based on aggregated search results
  • Google for Nonprofits providing free or discounted access to some additional Google products for nonprofit organizations.

Past projects included:

  • Develop renewable energy cheaper than coal (RE
  • Accelerate the commercialization of plug-in electric vehicles (RechargeIT): seed innovation, demonstrate technology, inform the debate, and stimulate market demand to foster mass commercialization of plug-in vehicles.
  • Predict and Prevent: identify "hot spots" and enable rapid response to emerging threats, such as infectious disease and climate risk.
  • Inform and Empower to Improve Public Services: use information to empower citizens and communities, providers, and policymakers to improve the delivery of essential public services (such as education, health, water and sanitation) in the developing world.
  • Fuel the Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: increase the flow of risk capital to small and medium-sized businesses in the developing world.

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