The National Football League (NFL) and Football Research, Inc. (FRI) are seeking your innovations in the HeadHealthTECH Challenges—an ongoing series of crowdsourcing challenges intended to stimulate research and innovation in protective equipment, including helmets and related technologies, turf systems, shoulder and other pads, and additional innovative concepts.
To date, the TECH Challenges have rewarded more than $960,000 in grants to help advance the development of eight new technologies.
The following focus areas are especially encouraged:
HeadHealthTECH Challenge is an opportunity to showcase your thinking, solutions and novel approaches to improve protective equipment—and to join a community of experts and innovators passionate about safety in sports. Winners will be eligible to receive funding from a total award pool of up to $1 million USD per year to further advance their proposed technology. Every TECH Challenge applicant receives constructive feedback from Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI) to help refine innovations and increase chances for success on future submissions.