5 semi-finalists receive $20,000
to translate their proposals into designs for ResearchKit studies.

2 finalists receive $100,000
to develop their designs into prototypes to pilot with users in Apple’s TestFlight.

1 award winner receives $200,000
and guidance for submission of their ResearchKit study to the App Store.

Awards for this Challenge will be administered as payments from the New Venture Fund. Award winners are responsible for any applicable local, State, and Federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax laws. Read the Rules, Terms and Conditions for more details about awards.


The listed award amounts assume that a sufficient number of entries satisfying the judging criteria are identified. Please see the Rules, Terms and Conditions for additional details about awards.

From the $500,000 award pool, 5 semi-finalists will be awarded $20,000 each following Round 1 Judging of submissions. Semi-finalists will be expected to translate their proposals into detailed designs for ResearchKit studies during the Virtual Accelerator phase in preparation for Semi-Finalist Presentations to the judges.

After Semi-Finalist Presentations, judges will convene for Round 2 Judging to select 2 finalists who will receive $100,000 each. Finalists will develop their designs into fully functioning prototypes to pilot with up to 2,000 users using Apple’s TestFlight.

At the conclusion of testing the jury will select 1 winner to receive the $200,000 award, finalize their ResearchKit study, and prepare for App Store submission.