We want to stop future epidemics by developing new vaccines for a safer world

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

CEPI Grants

CEPI is pleased to announce its first funding opportunity for the development of vaccines against epidemic infectious diseases.

Submission deadline: preliminary proposals 8 March 2017

CEPI officially launched

With an initial investment of US$460m from the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway, plus the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, CEPI is officially launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos 19 January 2017.

New vaccines should prevent epidemics from becoming global health emergencies

John-Arne Røttingen

Interim CEPI CEO

Scientific Community Meeting

Vaccines against Emerging Infections - a Global Insurance

21-22 February 2017, Paris

What is CEPI?

CEPI is a new alliance to finance and coordinate the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics.


CEPI will create an innovative partnership between public, private, philanthropic and civil organisations. It is ambitious in its scope and in the breadth of the organisations involved.

$60billionis what infectious diseases cost the world economy each year
28,616people caught Ebola in the most recent outbreak in West Africa
11,310people died from Ebola in the West Africa outbreak