ATLANTA, GA, JUNE 10, 2019 – Johnson & Johnson together the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today announced the launch of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quickfire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health at the 2019 AWHONN Convention.
Nurses around the world are invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & newborn care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health. The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life. In addition, nurses who are members of AWHONN will be recognized and receive complimentary access to the AWHONN 2020 Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, provided by AWHONN.
The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quickfire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health welcomes submissions from today, June 10, 2019 through October 10, 2019. For more information about the application process, please visit jlabs.tv/nursing.
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, to address today’s greatest health care challenges. JLABS facilities have incubated more than 420 companies to date, advancing biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech programs across all JLABS locations: New York City; San Diego; San Francisco; South San Francisco; Boston; Lowell, MA; Houston; Toronto; Beerse, Belgium; Shanghai opening in 2019; and Washington, D.C. opening in 2020.
For more information about the QuickFire Challenges, please visit: https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/quickfire-challenges.
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson’s global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers; Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS; JJDC, Inc.; and our business development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. JLABS provides the laboratories, expertise, education, tools and resources needed to help life science startups thrive, all with no strings attached. A Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center (CDI @ TMC) has been established to accelerate the development of medical devices. For more information about Johnson & Johnson Innovation, please visit: www.jnjinnovation.com.
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech sectors to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to Page 3 of 3 vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS, we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS also produces campaigns to seek out the best science called QuickFire Challenges. For more information, visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS.
About Johnson & Johnson Nursing
Johnson & Johnson has supported the nursing profession for over 120 years because we believe nurses are uniquely positioned to change the global trajectory of health for humanity. Nurses, over 29 million strong , are our critical partners on the front lines of care and are the backbone of healthcare systems around the world. As we work to change the trajectory of health for humanity, Johnson & Johnson is proud to support and elevate the visibility and impact of nursing by championing nurse-led innovation, supporting skills development, developing nurse leaders and strengthening nurse resiliency. We are committed to advocating for, and empowering nurses globally as critical drivers of better health outcomes. Together with our partners, Johnson & Johnson is proud to shine a spotlight on nurses and their impact, and directly empower their work, because we believe they are, and have always been, catalysts to changing the trajectory of health for humanity. Nurses change lives. And that changes everything.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization. Our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.