***Temporarily, DreamLab is being used to support research to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19.***

Imagine if you could really make a difference and help to speed up time in the fight against Covid-19 and cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app from the Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with Imperial College London, which uses the collective power of mobile phones to fast track Covid-19 and cancer research. DreamLab exists to help find answers quicker and the more people who use DreamLab, the faster it works.

Medical research currently generates huge volumes of health data around the world every day, but access to computing power to crunch and make sense of this data is limited. Your mobile device contains a huge amount of computing power needed to run everything from email to music and video streaming apps, but is mostly dormant while you plug it in to charge overnight. DreamLab harnesses this processing power, of yours and thousands of other mobile phones, to examine such health data to look specifically at how existing drugs can be repurposed to help in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab taps into this invaluable resource to find more effective combinations of drugs that can be tailored to patients to improve treatments and save lives. As a Dreamer you can even choose which project to support and also select how much mobile data the app uses every month (or only on WiFi). Just one PC running 24 hours a day would need 300 years to process the data required to complete the project. However, 100,000 smartphones running DreamLab for six hours a night could fast track the job in just three months.

Download the DreamLab app today and start making a difference to lives in the fight against cancer.


Download the DreamLab app, choose a project to support and each time your phone is plugged in, charged and connected to the internet, you’ll be helping to save lives in the fight against Covid-19 and cancer.


Charge your phone overnight and while you #SleepLikeAHero, DreamLab taps into its unused processing power to support vital cancer research.

Fight Covid-19 and Cancer
Alongside thousands of other DreamLab users, while you sleep you’ll be using your phone to power a virtual supercomputer, capable of processing billions of calculations – and helping fast track research into better ways to fight Covid-19 and cancer.

When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate and sends the results back to the team at Imperial College London. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can find the right drugs and treatments to beat cancer. All you need to do is set up DreamLab once and it will get to work each time you plug your phone in.

To help the fight against Covid-19 and cancer, and find the drugs and treatments needed to fight them, simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support. You can also track the contribution you’ve made and keep up to date with news.

DreamLab supports cancer research globally and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.

* A compatible handset is required. Downloading DreamLab will consume mobile data. Once downloaded, DreamLab can be used when your device (i) is connected to a charging source and (ii) has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. 

# By downloading, installing or otherwise using the DreamLab application on your device, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found at

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not download, install or otherwise use DreamLab Application.

What’s New

Version 2.2.4

Updates to the Projects screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

Randomnick3333 ,

Best app ever

Tapping into the power of our idle smart phones, dreamlabs aim is to use millions of idle smart phones to calculate millions of mini tasks and submits the data back to dreamlabs for review. Their limited access to supercomputers means critical cancer research is being bottlenecked by processing power...power that sits in our pockets doing nothing most of the time. I have set up my old devices to help, and even found that I play less phone games and instead choose to donate my processing power to cancer research during the day and at night while I sleep. You can still receive calls and texts, you just can’t play games or browse the web as the app has to be open. Put your smartphone to use for the greater good and do your part to help fight cancer around the globe.

ilianai ,

Helping in my sleep

My heart goes out to those that have to personally deal with these diseases. I believe together we can do so much more than alone. It’s so amazing that we have something like this that can help scientists speed up their process in discovering new info and medicine that can help in terminating cancer & other diseases, and living happy healthy lives. I’m all for it. Thank you for whoever thought this up and those that helped build and create it, and those that use it! You are wonderful! :)

Still Hoping ,

Great Cause poor Marketing

I have been supporting app for several years on a daily basis. This could be great citizen science for a great scientific cause.
But the institutions or the app developer don’t in my opinion market the cause well enough. Participation is well below what they projected in their news releases and interviews. I have written to the institions via email individually with observations and suggestions and have never had a response or any kind of feedback on my requests or suggestions. Too bad as the cause is great but the uptake and participation makes getting the projects done is agonizingly slow.
I have estimated there are only at Best a thousand or two Dreamers that run the app on any given 24 hour period. There can and should be 10’s of thousands or more daily supported. Why not is the question?


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