BARDA DRIVe, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is proud to present Phase 2 of the Mask Innovation Challenge:Building Tomorrow's Mask. This challenge aims to support the development of innovative masks that can protection Americans from respiratory pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, and other airborne hazards.
The second phase of the Mask Innovation Challenge represents a bold step in reimagining respiratory protective devices that can protect the wearer from a variety of airborne hazards. The goal is to accelerate the development of next generation masks that have multi-hazard protection and aim to meet performance and design criteria of the Moonshot Target Product Profile (TPP).
The total cash prizes offered for Phase 1 and 2 of the challenge is $500,000. At the conclusion of Phase 1, 10 teams were selected to receive $10,000 each. At the conclusion of Phase 2, 1st and 2nd place teams will receive $150,000 each and 3rd and 4th place teams will receive $50,000 each.
Visit Challenge.gov for complete details and instructions for how to enter Phase 2.