Medical Threat Reduction Challenge and $50K Prize
Enter your innovation for a chance to pitch and win funding from a $50,000 award at TechConnect World, furnished by Advanced Technology International (ATI) and the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC). Up to 25 finalists will pitch on-stage before a panel of judges to include federal funders, consortium managers, investors, and private corporations as well as a broader audience of attendees from the conference.
Areas of Interest:
Winners of the Challenge will win no-strings-attached funding, as well as a chance to meet partners who can help take their solutions further whether through networking, partnership, or funding.
Who Should Apply
Innovators interested in supporting national defense efforts to enhance medical, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear capabilities and with the technical foundation to make a difference.
TimelineSubmissions Open: February 5, 2024
TechConnect will invite finalists to pitch at Techconnect World Innovation Conference
Date: Either June 17, 18, or 19
Consortia relieve some of the contractual burdens typically placed on contractors working for federal clients, making it possible for nontraditional contractors to participate in technology development.
The MCDC Consortium accelerates the US Department of Defense's fielding of prototypes for medical countermeasures. It was formed in response to the government's expressed interest to support DOD medical pharmaceutical and diagnostics requirements, as related to enhancing mission effectiveness of military personnel. Learn more about MCDC Consortium here: https://www.medcbrn.org/