Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Opioid ChallengeDeadline: March 22, 2018
Addiction is complex. Every individual faces a different set of challenges and has unique needs. The Opioid Challenge is to create technology enabled tools to help support and connect individuals affected by opioid addiction. Tech-enabled solutions may aim to: 1) support affected individuals (e.g. opioid users, caregivers, peers, family, etc.) through activities such as helping identify resources, facilities, and education content for support; and 2) connect them to relevant resources and to one another to create a peer community. This is not an exercise to develop tools for specific disease interventions or technologies for clinical therapy decision-making.
Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:
- Innovation: Creativity and uniqueness of the solution
- Scalability: Potential for widespread adoption
- UX/UI: Overall design and intuitiveness of the solution
Amount: Awards will be distributed through two phases. Phase 1: Five finalists will receive $5,000 each. Phase two awards will be available to phase 1 finalists and include: First place: One $50,000 award; Second place: One $15,000 award; and Third place: One $10,000 award.
Eligibility: No limitations are indicated.