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Janssen “Baby Box of the future” $350K Quickfire Challenge

Have an idea or innovative solution for "the Baby Box of the future?" Janssen and Johnson & Johnson Innovation will award up to $350K to the most innovative technologies. 
Janssen Research & Development (Janssen) is working toward a vision of a world without disease enabled, in part, by disease interception, an approach that aims to address the root causes of disease, intervening earlier than today's clinically accepted point of diagnosis and seeking solutions that stop, reverse or inhibit progression to disease. Science indicates that some of these root causes may be initiated during the perinatal period, a period prior to and after a child's birth. To that end, Janssen and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, in collaboration with Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, are launching the Next-Gen Baby Box QuickFire Challenge to spur innovation that promotes child health, detects childhood disease earlier and/or facilitates healthy parenting.

Rewards and benefits:
Up to $350,000 USD in funding for multiple winners, including travel to Slush 2017 to pitch
Mentoring & Coaching
Option to form a contractual collaboration to develop the science/technology with the goal of piloting in Finland within the next 1-2 years and potential to commercialize in 2020.
Whether your idea or prototype is in the early-ideation stage or late-breakthrough innovation stage, you are encouraged to apply.
Submission deadline: August 18th

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