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Challenge and Prize Structure



The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to find and develop technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response.
The Idea Phase:  Closed.  Prize recipients were announced on January 30, 2018.
  • Ideas were collected from technical and non-technical audiences to help inform topics for the Challenge Phase.
  • Five (5) of the top ideas were selected to receive $10,000.
  • Runners-up were entered to receive $500 prizes. Forty were awarded, 20 to citizen scientists and 20 to professionals/experts.
The Challenge Phase:  Closed.  Prize recipients were announced on September 12, 2018.
  • Four Challenge Topics that address specific unmet needs or concerns related to opioid use, abuse and exposure.
  • The Challenge Phase concluded by awarding twelve $200,000 prizes across the four Topics.
  • Prize Recipients of the Challenge Phase are eligible to compete in the Product Phase.
The Product Phase:  Closed.  Prize recipients were announced on August 27, 2019. 
  • The Product Phase is the final stage that seeks to enable Challenge Phase Prize Recipients to develop and refine their solutions for market entry
  • The Product Phase concluded by awarding four $1M prizes

 

 

 

 

 
QUESTIONS? Contact the Solution Provider Help Desk
Email: phd@ninesigma.com
Program Manager:  Kevin Andrews, Ph.D. 
Phone: +1-216-283-3901