COLUMBUS, OH -- Sept. 12, 2018 – Ohio continues to make significant progress in finding new solutions to combat drug abuse and addiction. The second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge invited the worldwide business and innovation communities to advance technical solutions in the following areas: diagnose, prevent, connect and protect.
At the request of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge leverages $8 million of an up to $20 million commitment to advance new ideas in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to identify technology-based solutions that address the opioid epidemic.
Prapela was among the top 12 proposals from this second phase of the Challenge each received $200,000 prizes: