• Call for stage 1 submissions

    February 27, 2019
  • current stage

    Stage 1 submission deadline

    April 24, 2019

    The Challenge stopped accepting Stage 1 submissions at 4:59 PM EST on April 24, 2019.

  • Stage 1 finalists announced

    Spring 2019

    Up to eight (8) finalists will be selected by judges to share a prize pool of $800,000.

  • Stage 2 prototyping accelerator

    Summer 2019

    Finalists will participate in a prototyping accelerator to further develop plans into prototypes as they compete for an additional $750,000 in cash prizes.

  • Stage 2 live test event

    Summer 2019

    Finalists attend a testing event hosted by the government where their prototypes are tested and viewed by judges.

  • Stage 2 winner(s) announced

    Fall 2019

    One grand prize winner and one runner-up will be selected by judges to share a $750,000 prize pool.