The Design Paper phase invites all eligible contestants to submit a concept paper outlining their team’s proposed solution, approach, capabilities, knowledge and skills for this challenge.
Participants’ Design Papers will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts who will select up to seven participants for awards. Awardees will receive a) an invitation to Phase 2;
b ) up to $10,000 to assist in developing their rapid tests for Phase 2; and c) USDA-ARS technical resources to enable the development of the test and application for a product license from the Center for Veterinary Biologics, USDA-APHIS.
Review the Official Rules and resources provided on the challenge website. By the May 7 deadline, submit a design paper through the challenge website.