An expert review panel will assess submissions according to Phase 1 evaluation criteria and advance leading concepts to a multidisciplinary judging panel. Judges will recommend 30 finalists to receive $250,000 each and an invitation to advance to the Phase 2 accelerator. An additional 10 teams will receive a Promise Award of $100,000 each.
Reviewers and judges are experts with a diversity of perspectives and experiences — from Veterans and clinicians to federal employees and technical experts.
Judges will recuse themselves from evaluating any submissions deemed to present a conflict of interest.