Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

Funding Agency:
The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to find and develop technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response.


The Idea Phase: Opens October 18, 2017

  • Seeks to collect many ideas from technical and non-technical audiences including researchers, caregivers, services providers and citizen scientists
  • Submissions will help identify solution gaps, new ideas, and opportunities for combatting the crisis
  • Ideas received will be used to help inform topics for the Challenge Phase
  • Up to five (5) of the most promising ideas will be selected for a top prize of $10,000.
  • Runners-up will be entered to win $500 prizes. Forty will be awarded. 20 to citizen scientists and 20 to professionals/experts.

The Challenge Phase:

  • Seeks expertise of the worldwide business and innovation community to advance technical solutions in response to the crisis.
  • Winners receive monetary prizes and progress to the next phase to refine and cultivate their solutions into implementable products.

The Product Phase:

  • A continuation of the Challenge Phase, this phase enables winners to develop and refine their solutions for market entry

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017


Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 15, 2017