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Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge: Innovations for Vets

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Up to $250,000 in grant funding

Overview

A 2021 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that Veterans are significantly more likely to develop multiple chronic health conditions in their lifetime like hypertension, arthritis, and cancer compared to non-Veterans. [1] To help treat wounded warriors and keep the military community healthy, we feel we must seek to identify and advance solutions with the potential to help address their medical needs.

To that end, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with Johnson & Johnson Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, is proud to continue the Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge series. Innovators are invited to submit potentially ground-breaking ideas that aim to directly address the health care needs of the military community including cardiovascular disease [2], kidney disease [3], oncology [4], orthopedic and musculoskeletal disease [5], physical trauma management [6], respiratory health [7], and vision loss. [8]

The innovator(s) with the best idea, technology, or potential solution can receive grant funding from up to a total of $250,000, access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem, and mentorship from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies*.

 

* Subject to the execution of the necessary documentation and award agreement

Why this challenge matters to us

At Johnson & Johnson Innovation, we believe a good idea can come from anywhere, and it’s our goal to find new and innovative technologies that aim to provide solutions to patients from across the world.

Working together, we can spark the next great idea that can potentially change the trajectory of health.

Johnson & Johnson is committed to Veterans

Johnson & Johnson is proud to lead in support of the military-connected community: from military service members to veterans to military families and military & veteran caregivers. Through the power of our presence, collaborations and partnerships around the world, we are committed to helping keep this community healthy and enabling them to bring their unique experiences and strengths to the world. Read more about our commitment to veterans and how the service helped shape the company’s trajectory.

Rewards*

A total of up to $250,000 in grant funding
  • Mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies*
  • Access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS ecosystem

Area of Interest

We are interested in ideas that aim to directly address the unique health care needs of the military community, which include:

  • Cardiovascular disease [2]
  • Kidney disease [3]
  • Oncology [4]
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal disease [5]
  • Physical trauma management [6]
  • Respiratory health [7]
  • Vision loss [8]

Application process

Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness of the idea
  • Potential impact on human health, specifically the military-connected community’s health
  • Feasibility of the idea
  • Thoroughness of approach
  • Identification of key resources and plan to further idea

FAQs

What if I’m having trouble accessing the portal/website?

Make sure your browser is up to date and accepting cookies. You can contact customer service at [email protected] if you are having technical difficulties as well.

Can I submit supporting documents (for example a video) as part of my application?

You will have the opportunity and are encouraged to upload supporting materials such as slide decks, research papers, and videos as part of your application. You may submit a video along with your typed responses. Maximum length is 2 minutes.

Is it ok if some of the information I submit is confidential?

Do not submit confidential information. Only non-confidential information should be submitted and anything you submit will be treated as non-confidential.

What happens with IP (Intellectual Property)?

As this is a no strings attached arrangement, JLABS does not acquire any IP.  Any IP creation and/or protection remains the sole responsibility of the inventors.

Is a patent required to apply?

No, a patent is not required to apply.  However, you should not submit any information that you wish to keep confidential or that may negatively impact upon the future patentability of your invention.

What kind of science / technology is appropriate for the Challenges?

We encourage all to apply. Find out more about what areas we desire to explore here:

https://www.jnjinnovation.com/partnering

Who is eligible to apply?

Each Challenge has its own terms & conditions that can be found prior to filling out the application.

What are the specific criteria for application?

Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness of the idea
  • Potential impact on human health, specifically the military-connected community’s health
  • Feasibility of the idea
  • Thoroughness of approach
  • Identification of key resources and plan to further idea

Who can I contact if I have questions about the Challenge or the application process?

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Where do I apply? And do I have to complete the application in one sitting?

 Go to https://jnjquickfire.secure-platform.com to learn more. From there you will be directed to set up an account.

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Timeline

June 23, 2021
Applications open
September 17, 2021
Submission deadline
Q1 2022
Award Announcement

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC works across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health sectors to accelerate early-stage, transformational solutions by catalyzing the best ideas, wherever they are in the world. We do this by harnessing our deep scientific capabilities coupled with a wide range of tools, including customized deal structures, company creation, incubation and startup services, capital investments and other innovative business models that aim to meet the diverse needs of entrepreneurs, scientists and emerging companies. Our goal is to help life science and health technology innovations thrive through collaboration and partnership with the global ecosystem, so that together we can change the trajectory of human health. Meet our passionate team of science and technology experts and learn how to collaborate with us at www.jnjinnovation.com.

About Johnson & Johnson Office of Military & Veterans Affairs

Johnson & Johnson has a long and proud history of supporting military service members, dating to the Spanish-American War in 1898, when the Company held positions for employees and paid their salaries while they served. Today Johnson & Johnson is proud to lead in support of the military-connected community: from military service members to veterans to military families and military & veteran caregivers. Through the power of our presence and partnerships around the world, we are committed to keeping this community healthy and enabling them to bring their unique experiences and strengths to the world

 

 

[1] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Veterans and Nonveterans: United States, 2015-2018.”

[2] Assari S. Veterans and risk of heart disease in the United States: a cohort with 20 years of follow up. Int J Prev Med. 2014;5(6):703-709.

[3] https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/advisory-coordinating-committees/kuh-icc/kicc/federal-ckd-matrix/veterans-affairs-va-activities

[4] MILITARY MEDICINE, 177, 6:693, 2012 Cancer Incidence Among Patients of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System

[5] Grimm PD, Mauntel TC, Potter BK. Combat and Noncombat Musculoskeletal Injuries in the US Military. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2019 Sep;27(3):84-91. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000246.

[6] Olenick M, Flowers M, Diaz VJ. US veterans and their unique issues: enhancing health care professional awareness. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2015;6:635-639. Published 2015 Dec 1. doi:10.2147/AMEP.S89479

[7] MILITARY MEDICINE, 181, 5:476, 2016. Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Lung Disease in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

[8] MILITARY MEDICINE, 178, 7:811, 2013 Veteran Eye Disease After Eligibility Reform: Prevalence and Characteristics