Ohio opioid competition vaults into challenge phase

Story excerpt provided by StateScoop.

Written by Colin Wood.

The State of Ohio has announced the first round of winners in a public challenge to find solutions to the nation’s escalating opioid addiction problem and has now moved onto the challenge phase.

The $8 million program funded by the Ohio Third Frontier — an initiative designed to bolster the economy through seeding of startups and early-stage technology concepts — has named 40 runners-up and five winners who each received $10,000 for their ideas in the first phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. Last week, the competition entered the challenge phase in which competitors from across the country now “seek out the expertise of the business and innovation community to help advance technology challenges into solutions.”

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Originally published March 7, 2018.

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