Detailed Schedule

  • Call for Submissions

    April 6, 2016

    Entrants were asked to submit proposals for ResearchKit studies.

  • Semi-Finalists Announced

    July 20, 2016

    5 semi-finalists were selected in Round 1 Judging to receive $20,000 each and enter the Virtual Accelerator.

  • Virtual Accelerator

    July – September 2016

    Semi-finalists developed their proposals into designs for ResearchKit studies with coaching and mentorship from experts in app development and mobile research.

  • Innovators' Boot Camp

    July 27-28, 2016

    Semi-finalists participated in a 2-day, in-person boot camp in Cupertino, CA with experts on research, app design, and ResearchKit.

  • Semi-Finalist Presentations

    September 2016

    Semi-finalists submitted Round 2 Submissions and presented their designs in-person to the jury at Semi-Finalist Presentations at RWJF in Princeton, NJ.

  • Finalists Announced

    October 5, 2016

    2 finalists were selected in Round 2 Judging to receive $100,000 each and advance to Finalist Incubation and Testing.

  • Finalist Incubation and Testing

    October 2016 – April 2017

    Finalists will develop their designs into prototypes that will be piloted with test users using Apple’s TestFlight. Finalists will submit Round 3 Submissions that include a final report of preliminary learnings from user testing, data analysis, and plans for full development.


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    Winner Announced

    May 2017

    1 winner will be chosen in Round 3 Judging to receive the $200,000 award, finalize their ResearchKit study, and prepare for App Store submission.