Imagine if we could speed up time in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app that uses the collective power of smartphones to fast track cancer research. With cancer being one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers through medical research is incredibly important. DreamLab exists to help us get there sooner. And the more people who use the app, the faster it works.


Researchers need supercomputers to scan DNA in immense detail and crunch complex data. 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 research team. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can complete critical research. All you need to do is plug your phone in and press ‘Power DreamLab’ each night.


“Such an easy to use App! Finally a way to use my phone for the greater good. Love your work Vodafone [a-ok emoji]” – app user

“This is simply genius!” – app user

“DreamLab is incredible! It’s the best way we can all do our small part to make the world a better place. Super easy to use and for a great cause supporting cancer research!” – app user

“DreamLab epitomises the purpose of the Vodafone Foundation – Connecting for Good – which is about combining Vodafone’s charitable giving and technology to make a difference in people’s lives. Through innovative use of technology, our network, and people power, DreamLab is making a significant difference to the speed at which researchers can complete ground-breaking research, to improve and save lives.” – Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group CEO

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Our best chance of beating it is by working together. And while sleep has always been good for you – with the DreamLab app, it can be good for others too.

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 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. Mobile data to use DreamLab is free for Vodafone customers on their local Vodafone network. Roaming incurs international rates.

# 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 1.2.0

We've performed some small changes to how the calculations are fetched and stored on your device during the calculation phase - this should result in less data usage for most users. We've also resolved a small issue where the calculation interface may represent an inaccurate state. We've also resolved a small issue that was occurring for some users when sending results back to DreamLab.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Great App for a Great Cause

Still Hoping

This app allows you to lend the computing power of your iPhone to analyze big data to try and solve some of the questions about cancer in order to find new and better treatments. By loaning your device while it is charging researchers have the power of a supercomputer at their disposal when thousands of phones microprocessors are applied at once. This allows them to study things like the genomes of cancers, the drugs already created that have presently unknown potential to treat cancer or developing new drugs or biological treatments that harness the body’s own immune system. Please pitch in and support the cause and you may help save an untold number of lives or reduce the suffering that comes with cancer through better diagnostics and treatments.

App has not been providing updates on calculations since last week of June 2018. Developer has not responded to inquiries. What is up?

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! :)

Please help


Nobody should have to die from cancer like my mom did...taking chemo for the last year and a half of her life...waking up every day wishing she didn’t have cancer and experiencing the horrible side effects...

What we do today does make a difference.


31.1 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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