A $1 million challenge, on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to enhance testing for lead in children.
About the challenge
The Lead Detect Prize seeks to accelerate the development of next-generation point-of-care blood lead testing technology. The challenge, on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will advance blood lead test solutions by providing funding and expertise while fostering collaboration and partnership. Phase 1 will award up to five winners an equal share of a $150,000 prize pool. Phase 1 winners will also be exclusively invited to enter Phase 2. Up to three Phase 2 winners will receive a share of a $850,000 prize pool.
In Phase 1 eligible entrants are invited to submit concept papers and development plans.
Phase 1 submission deadline
Phase 1 winner announcement and Phase 2 start
Phase 2 submission period ends
Phase 2 winner announcement
The Lead Detect Prize will award up to $1 million. Phase 1 will award up to $150,000, and Phase 2 will award up to $850,000.