Pioneer new ways to identify biothreats: Submit by 12/4

Your concept could be a part of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s toolkit to keep our communities safe. Submit a concept to the Hidden Signals Challenge by 4:59 PM ET, Monday, December 4, 2017. There are just two weeks left to join.

What’s next?

Following the open submissions period, up to five Finalists will be selected by the judges according to the official Challenge criteria and will be awarded $20,000 in cash prizes each.

Finalists from Stage 1 of the Challenge will move forward to Stage 2, where they will compete for an additional $200,000 in cash prizes. During Stage 2, Stage 1 Finalists will further develop their concepts into detailed system designs that describe how concepts are to be implemented in practice, with guidance from expert mentors. Finalists will submit these detailed system designs at the end of Stage 2.

Have questions?

If you have questions about the Challenge, we encourage you to watch our informational webinar, read our FAQ, or email

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