Ohio is looking for new ideas to be brought to the fight against drug abuse and addiction through the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. This global challenge is seeking new approaches and technology solutions whether they be from regular citizens or researchers and scientists.
Ohio is spending $1 billion annually attacking the opioid problem from every direction including prevention, education, treatment and recovery, and law enforcement. Recently, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich asked the Ohio Third Frontier to commit $20 million to accelerate scientific and technological breakthroughs that could help combat the U.S. opioid problem. The Challenge will leverage $8 million of this funding. It is a multi-phase prize competition with escalating prize amounts associated with progressive levels of solution development.
“Whether you’re a medical or healthcare expert, or simply a concerned citizen, we are calling on everyone to be part of the solution,” said Director David Goodman, chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.