Phase 1 was open to all eligible entrants to submit concept papers and plans for development. In Phase 2, 10 teams participated in a virtual accelerator to help them refine their concepts. Thanks to a $10 million pledge to the LymeX Diagnostics Prize from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, $7 million in additional LymeX prizes are projected to be available in proposed future phases.

TOTAL ANTICIPATED PRIZE POOL

$10 million

Phase 1

completed
10 winners were awarded $100,000 each from the $1 million prize pool.

Phase 2

completed
Nine teams were selected to receive an interim prize of up to $75,000 each and five winners were awarded $265,000 each from the $2 million prize pool.

Future Phases

planned
Future phases are expected to award significant additional prizes, subject to availability and approval of funds.

Advancing to future phases

Requirements for future phases of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize will be published subject to availability and approval of funds. In future phases, the competition will provide technical assistance and additional non-monetary resources—for example, mentorship, government feedback, networking opportunities—to help entrants accelerate and develop their solutions.

Note: Details of future phases, including eligibility to participate in future phases and receive non-monetary awards, are subject to change at the discretion of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. Future prize pools are subject to the availability of funds.