Program Manager: Kevin Andrews, Ph.D.
Opportunity: Volunteer consulting, serving on an Expert Advisory Panel, to support the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge
To respond to this Expert Request, please review the information provided in the Background section.
If you feel that your capabilities and expertise are a match for this need, then please follow the instructions in the section entitled "Items to be submitted" to complete a short Qualifications Form and finalize your Application.
This is a fast-track project. Please submit your response as soon as possible, but no later than : October 23, 2017.
Team selection by October 27, 2017. Telephone interviews beginning late October, with an on-site, 1-day workshop in Columbus, Ohio on November 9, 2017.
Please hold November 9, 2017 on your calendar in case you are selected.
Solution Provider Help Desk: Email: PHD@ninesigma.com Phone: +1-216-283-3901
The Ohio Third Frontier has contracted NineSigma to administer the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, an 8-million-dollar program to accelerate technology breakthroughs that could help address the U.S. opioid crisis. NineSigma seeks to create an Expert Advisory Panel consisting of volunteers with expertise related to managing the opioid epidemic.
The opioid epidemic is a significant problem for the United States and the State of Ohio. The FDA called opioid addiction its biggest crisis in July 2017. Ohio invests nearly a billion dollars each year on the problem of opioid abuse and addiction. The opioid epidemic has affected millions of lives.
As a result, the Ohio Third Frontier is investing US$20 million to accelerate scientific and technological breakthroughs that could help combat the U.S. opioid problem. NineSigma is administering the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge as a three-phase challenge program: the Idea Phase, the Technical Challenge Phase, and the Product Phase.
NineSigma seeks to create an advisory panel of 12-16 volunteers with direct experience dealing with the opioid epidemic who are willing to help define the Technical Challenge problem statement and evaluation criteria, offer thought leadership in press articles, and potentially participate in evaluating submissions to each phase of the challenge program. Broadly speaking, the Technical Challenge will focus on technical solutions that advance capabilities in the areas of prevention, treatment, overdose response, and/or overdose avoidance.
NineSigma seeks experts that offer one or more perspectives summarized in the following table:
Research and medical perspective
Current state of programs, gaps, and standards for new programs
Commitment and implementation
Response methods and needs
Family/Friend of Addict
Perspective based on personal experience
Investment and commercialization input
Potential funding pool; rigor; diversity of perspective
Broader perspective; potential for global technology application
Ohio Governor’s Office
Visibility and leadership
Implementation and integration
Laws, standards, and policy
Public interest and alignment
NineSigma will work to select a panel that best represents the perspective outlined above.
Items to Be Submitted:
To respond to this Expert opportunity, please follow the link below to access and complete the Expert Qualifications Form. Note that it will be helpful if you have available a copy of your CV, resume, or professional bio in order to complete the form. You may also wish to provide any other supplemental information highlighting your personal expertise in this field.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE QUALIFICATIONS FORM