Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS, is inviting applications for the Maternal Health QuickFire Challenge.
According to the company, of the nearly seven-hundred women who die from pregnancy-related complications per year, the CDC estimates that three in five are preventable and half the injuries could be avoided with proper care. While death and complication rates around the globe are declining, they are rising in the United States, making it the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.
To address the problem, challenge, grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to innovators in support of ideas aimed at improving pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care for women, making birth safer in the United States and potentially changing the trajectory of health for a lifetime. In addition, awardees will receive access to the global JLABS network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
JLABS has shown a particular interest in the following areas: consumer healthcare; community health approaches; health technologies; medical devices; patient care; pharmaceuticals; and cross-sector Initiatives. Priority will be given to science-based potential innovations backed by data.
See the Johnson & Johnson Innovation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.