Health Canada

Drug Checking Technology Challenge

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Prizes

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Prize Structure

$1M

Grand Prize Winner

The grand prize winner will receive an estimated prize of $1,000,000 to further develop and build their product.

$100k

Up to 5 Finalists

Applicants chosen after the second-stage screening (selected from the semi-finalists) will receive an estimated prize of $100,000 to pilot their prototypes.

$25k

Up to 10 Semi-Finalists

Applicants chosen after the first-stage screening (up to 10) will receive an estimated prize of $25,000 to further develop their prototypes.

Applicants are encouraged to solicit additional funds from other resources.

Challenge details

Key Dates

  • Challenge Launch: October 2nd, 2018
  • Application Deadline: February 1st,  2019
  • First Selection Phase - Semi-Finalists Announced: February 2019
  • Incubation Period: March to May 2019
  • Second Selection Phase - Finalists Announced: June 2019
  • Pilot-Phase: July to January 2020
  • Grand Prize Announced: January 31st, 2020

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