The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering intends to publish a Prize Competition Announcement to solicit entries for the NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge: Non-invasive Diagnostic Technologies for Global Health. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting the bioengineering competition to spur the design and development of non-invasive, handheld, digital diagnostic devices that will target anemia, sickle cell disease, malaria, and other blood-related diseases.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential entrants sufficient time to form multidisciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions to submit to the competition.
The announcement is expected to be published February 2020 with an expected submission window from March 2, 2020 through July 2, 2020.
NIBIB intends to award cash prizes for the challenge competition. In addition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will consider winners and honorable mentions identified through this challenge for potential follow-on support to accelerate development of the proposed device for global health settings.
Additional information can be found in the full announcement.