NOT-HD-22-035 Notice of Upcoming Prize Competition Announcement for the RADx® Tech for Maternal Health Challenge

As part of the Implementing a Maternal health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVEinitiative, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), intends to publish an announcement to invite entries for a prize competition: The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology (RADx® Tech) for Maternal Health Challenge.

The RADx Tech for Maternal Health Challenge aims to accelerate the development of home-based and point-of-care maternal health diagnostic devices, wearables, or other remote sensing technologies to enable extension of care and ultimately reduce severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality (SMM/MM) for individuals residing in maternity care deserts.

This Notice is being provided to inform potential Innovators of the upcoming opportunity to compete in the RADx Tech for Maternal Health Challenge. Publication of the Challenge announcement and launch of the submission portal are planned for September 1, 2022. The estimated submission deadline is November 1, 2022.

NICHD intends to award a total of up to $8,000,000 in cash prizes throughout three stages of the prize competition. Additional information about the planned prize competition is included below.