The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is announcing the xTech Brain Operant Learning Technology (xTechBOLT) prize competition with a $1M prize pool! xTechBOLT is currently open and accepting Concept White Paper submissions now until September 15, 2020 from all U.S. based entities.
xTechBOLT aims to understand the effects of emotion and empathy on learning and memory and the functional roles played by various brain regions and their mutual interactions in relation to emotional and empathetic processing and effect on both implicit and explicit learning.
xTechBOLT consist of three different stages that competitors can progress through which include:
Concept White Paper – up to 10 businesses selected to move on with a $10,000 prize;
Semifinals: Technology Pitches – up to 5 businesses selected to move with a $25,000 prize;
Finals: Proof-of-Concept Demonstration– up to 5 businesses selected with the first place winner receiving $500,000.
If you are interested in participating in the xTechBOLT competition or know a business or organization that may be interested in participating, please share this information and visit the xTech website to learn more about the competition, requirements and steps to submit a Concept White Paper.