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Drug Checking Technology Challenge

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Process

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The following timeline may change during the challenge.

  • Consultation Phase Opened

    July 17th, 2018

  • Consultation Phase Closed

    August 17th, 2018

  • Challenge Launched

    October 2nd, 2018

  • Application Deadline

    February 1st, 2019

  • First-Stage Screening: Up to 10 applicants chosen

    February 2019

  • Incubation Period

    March-May 2019

    Selected applicants further develop prototypes

  • Second-Stage Screening: Up to 5 finalists chosen

    June 2019

  • Pilot-Phase

    July to January 2020

    Prototypes piloted

  • Grand Prize Winner Announced

    January 31st, 2020

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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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