By Pierce McManus with Tim K. Mackey · September 08, 2020
We catch up with a past winner of NIDA's SUD Startup Challenge to learn more about their motivation to participate in the annual competition, what they learned from the experience and what advice they have for the latest crop of winners.
Federal agencies and citizen-solvers alike have heeded the call to fight the spread of this deadly disease, support healthcare workers on the frontline, and treat those stricken with COVID-19, through a vast number of rapidly scaled open innovation programs.
A prize competition advanced how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts the timing, peak and intensity of the influenza virus. Today, those prize winners and others are working with the agency on operations forecasts and projections for COVID-19, the disease at the center of a global pandemic.