Drug Checking Technology ChallengeBack to all challenges
Process & Prizes
The following timeline may change during the challenge.
Consultation Phase Opened
July 17th, 2018
Consultation Phase Closed
August 17th, 2018
October 2nd, 2018
February 1st, 2019
First-Stage Screening: Up to 10 applicants chosen
April to September 2019
Selected applicants further develop prototypes
Second-Stage Screening: Up to 5 finalists chosen
January to August 2020
Grand Prize Winner Announced
Grand Prize Winner
The grand prize winner will receive an estimated prize of $1,000,000 to further develop and build their product.
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.
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 Launch: October 2nd, 2018
- Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019
- First Selection Phase - Semi-Finalists Announced: April 2019
- Incubation Period: April to September 2019
- Second Selection Phase - Finalists Announced: December 2019
- Pilot-Phase: January to August 2020
- Grand Prize Announced: October 2020