Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize was open to all entrants who met the eligibility criteria. Phase 2 is open exclusively to Phase 1 winners. At the discretion of HHS and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, additional phases of the competition may follow Phase 2.

LymeX Diagnostics Prize timeline

Competition launch

May 17, 2022
Submissions open and Phase 1 begins.

Virtual information session

June 16, 2022
Webinar covering competition details.

Technical considerations webinar

July 13, 2022
Webinar covering the fundamentals of Lyme disease detection and considerations for development and evaluation of diagnostics.

Submission deadline

August 8, 2022
Eligible entrants must submit concept papers by 4:59 p.m. EST.

Judging

Fall 2022

Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.

Winner announcement

November 2022
10 Phase 1 winners will receive $100,000 each from the $1 million prize pool.
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Phase 2 accelerator kickoff

January 9, 2023
Submissions open and Phase 2 begins.

Final submission deadline

October 9, 2023
Prepare enhanced development plan and detailed roadmap. Details of the planned second phase will be announced.

Judging

October-November 2023
Eligible entrants must submit concept papers by 4:59 p.m. EST.

Winner announcement

December 2023
Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.

Note: No future phases or prizes are guaranteed beyond Phase 2. Future phases may be launched at the discretion of HHS and Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, and any future prize amounts are subject to future availability and approval of funds.