Medical Innovation Challenge & $250k Total Prize Pool


Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts. Top ranked submissions will pitch in-person at the Defense TechConnect Innovation Conference (Washington DC, September 2022) for a chance at the $250,000 Innovation Award prize pool. The Prize Pool will be distributed as five $10,000 awards in June, seven $25,000 awards in September, and five $5,000 Student-awards in September. Participating consortia represent over $20 Billion in non-dilutive contracting authority for prototyping emerging technologies (your consortia selection options may be found further down in this form). Innovations due June 30, 2022, so submit your technologies today!

We recommend using this Microsoft Word document as a tool to assist in saving and completing your submission.

Contact Information

Note: In addition to the contact information, the following information may be made available to conference attendees if organization is invited to participate in program. Please do not include any confidential or proprietary information in your submissions details.

Organization Information

List as you want printed in the program.

Must start with a http:// or a https://, for example:

Technology Details

50 words max.
Devices & Sensors
Digital & Hardware
Therapeutics & Treatments
Materials & Manufacturing
Readiness & Response
Use the following guidelines to select your Primary Topic (above):
  • Devices & Sensors:
    • CBRN & Threat Detection, Test & Inspection, Detection & Diagnostics, Wearables & Portables, Injectables & Implantables, Delivery Systems, Prosthetics, Artificial Organs, and other
  • Digital & Hardware:
    • AI & Analytics, MST&E, e-Health & Telemedicine, Human/Machine Interface, Robotics & Autonomy, Imaging & Diagnostics, Medical Equipment, Surgical Solutions, and other
  • Therapeutics & Treatments:
    • Trauma Care, Regenerative Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Concusive Injuries, Psychological Health, Patient Care, Senior Care, Cancer Care, Prophalyxis , Injectables & Implantables, Medical Countermeasures, and other
  • Materials & Manufacturing:
    • Advanced Material Platforms, Pharma & Non-pharma, Design & Delivery, Pandemic Preparedness, Advanced Manufacturing, Regenerative & Reconstructive , Injectables & Implantables, and other
  • Readiness & Response:
    • Emergency/Disaster Response, Pandemic Readiness, Forward Medical Care, Rapid Manufacturing, Supplychain Solutions, Portables & Mobility, MST&E, and other
If Other selected above.
TRL numbers are defined here:
Enter up to 3 technology keywords separated by commas.
Enter up to 3 market keywords separated by commas.
200 words max. What is transformational about this technology? How is it different from existing technologies? What is the potential impact on industry, markets and society?
200 words max. How is your technology of value to the DOD over existing solutions? faster/lighter/stronger/cheaper/efficient? etc.
50 words max. i.e, SBIR, OTA, Grants, etc.
50 words max.
50 words max. VC, corporate, angel, grants, etc.
200 words max.
200 words max.


* A nontraditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards.

Partnering Consortia

Indicate your interest in Consortia member and engagement opportunities. Select all that align with your interests:

MCDC Medical CBRN Defense Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying applicants)*
(diagnostics, therapeutics, delivery systems, vaccine-manufacturing, prophylaxis, treatment, biomaterials, AI/data, and more)
CWMD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying applicants)*
(sensors, wearables, diagnostics, manufacturing, AI, autonomy, CBRN, hazard mitigation, AI/data, and more)
MTEC Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying awardees)*
(infectious diseases, casualty care, rehabilitation, operational medicine, simulation & information, AI/data, and more)
SHIC Senior Healthcare Innovation Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying awardees)*
(trauma care, regenerative medicine, psychological health, patient care, senior care, cancer care, prophalyxis, and more)

Student Prize

The Student Prize is open for undergraduate student submissions only. You must be an actively enrolled undergraduate university student at the time of submission and be 18 years or older. By submitting you agree to the terms and conditions defined below.

*membership fee waiver is not applicable for existing consortium members


By submitting, I agree to the Challenge Rules Terms & Conditions, including agreeing that my submission does not contain any confidential, proprietary or classified information. I further agree that I am authorized to submit this prize application on behalf of my organization.
Challenge Rules Terms & Conditions