Mobile Wellness Challenge

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Mobile Wellness Challenge

69 days remaining$25,000 + Optional residency at JLABS Digital healthcare

The Challenge

Mobile technology is empowering patients and providers, giving them greater control over their health and access to information, as noted in a recent report by the Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions. According to MobiHealthNews, 36 health apps and connected solutions were approved by the FDA in 2016 alone.

The Mobile Wellness Management Challenge - the first in the Health Technology Innovator QuickFire Challenge series - will kick off March 9, 2018 and run through June 1, 2018. Ongoing advances in health technology provide multiple touch points to positively impact patients. Health Technology can be a primary mode of interface, a service offering, or a layer on top of traditional device and/or therapeutic offerings. Wellness and behavioral management applications integrated into mobile and wireless technology are propelling improvements in health outcomes, healthcare services and health research.

Developments in health technology, specifically within mobile, offer the ability to drastically scale improved health care across the globe. Providing better access and care in more places in the world is one of Johnson & Johnson's key commitments in reaching a healthier 2020.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS is looking to reward one year of residency at a JLABS location , including mentorship to the individuals or teams who submit the best ideas, technologies, or solutions that are focused around using mobile health technology to advance healthcare. At Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS our goal is to improve the health and wellness of people around the world, and we invite you to join us on this mission!

Rewards and benefits
Funding up to $25,000
Residency at an available JLABS location
Acceptance into the HealthTech @ JLABS program
Mentoring & coaching from Johnson & Johnson Innovation experts

QuickFire Challenge innovation focus areas:

We are looking for entrepreneurs & innovators with the best ideas, technologies, or solutions across all stages (ideation, pre-clinical, clinical, post-approval) that are using mobile health technology to advance any of these areas:

  1. Interception and Prevention of Disease
  2. Intelligent devices for therapy delivery
  3. Customer collaboration with providers and payers
  4. Ubiquitous and accessible healthcare


03/09/2018 EST Applications Open (SXSW launch)
06/01/2018 EST Submission Deadline
07/16/2018 EST Judging Commences
09/25/2018 EST Winners announced

Application process

A panel of reviewers and judges will evaluate submissions based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Scientific/Technical Excellence
  • Novelty
  • Feasibility/Practicality
  • Perceived commercialization potential
  • Clarity on milestones and deliverables
  • Quality of Team and Resources
  • Plan for use of funds
  • Integration of mobile technology

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018
Winner(s) will be announced in Fall 2018

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