BLUE KNIGHT™ QuickFire Challenge: Next Generation Preparedness Solutions

Award funding from a total pool of up to $200,000

In today’s interconnected world, there is a greater need to work together to spark potential solutions for tomorrow’s known and unknown public health threats. New innovations, particularly those with multi-use potential, are needed to help rapidly and efficiently respond to emerging health security threats and infectious diseases.

BLUE KNIGHT™, a joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeks to answer this call by anticipating potential health security threats, activating the global innovation community, and amplifying scientific and technological advancements.

To that end, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with BARDA, are proud to launch the BLUE KNIGHT™ QuickFire Challenge: Next-Generation Preparedness Solutions. Innovators are invited to submit potentially ground-breaking ideas or technologies that aim to enhance preparedness towards future known and unknown infectious disease threats.

Up to four innovator(s) with the best potential solution can receive award funding from a total pool of $200,000 and access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS network through Blue Knight residency with mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and BARDA.*

* Subject to the execution of the necessary documentation and (award) agreements

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