The Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge Program is designed to identify and grow digital health solutions that help the economies of Massachusetts and the US recover from COVID-19 more quickly.
Through two Challenges, the program will source, accelerate, and validate potential solutions that support family caregivers and healthcare providers. Selected entrepreneurs will participate in a virtual acceleration program run by Lever, Inc. The most promising solutions will be further supported with concrete research and development projects in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network. The program is sponsored by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech and is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration through their SPRINT Challenge Grant.
Challenge 1: Innovations to Support Caregivers
We seek startups, entrepreneurs, and intrapraneurs who are developing digital health-based solutions for family caregivers. Up to eight finalists will be selected for a three-month accelerator program and the winners will compete for prizes worth up to $250,000.
- Download the Request for Applications for more information.
- Applications due July 30, 2021
- Early Application Opportunity: Applications submitted by July 9th will be reviewed and receive initial feedback by July 23rd. Early applicants may incorporate the feedback and resubmit their application by July 30th. Please note this opportunity is applicable only to applications received by July 9th. Those received after July 9th will be reviewed through the normal application process.
- Contact Program Manager, Katie Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Watch the following videos below to hear from leaders in the caregiving space about the importance of this Challenge.