First assessment window closing in two weeks

15 May 2015

Written by Joshua Ryan-Saha

If you think your team has a diagnostic test that is capable of winning the Longitude Prize you now have only two weeks to go to submit your entry and be the first to try and cross the finishing line.

Our judging panel is ready to assess the first round of entries. They will decide which among them will go on for further testing. If your entry passes the testing phase, it will then go to the Longitude Committee, which will decide whether you are the winner of this historic prize.

Got what it takes?

  • Does your test identify whether antibiotics are needed and, if they are, which ones to use?
  • Have you got a functioning prototype?
  • Is your test accurate?
  • Could it be used by anyone, anywhere in the world?
  • Does it provide a result in less than 30 minutes?
  • Do you have a plan that explains how you will roll it out so that all of those that need it can access it?

If you have answered yes to all of these questions, you’ll have a great chance of winning the Longitude Prize, so make sure you apply before the first window closes on 31 May 2015.

You can find the full criteria here.

Make sure you are registered!

To submit your entry to win the Longitude Prize you need to first register online as a competitor by the 24 May.

Not ready to submit?

Don’t worry – you’ll have another chance to submit in four months’ time. Just be aware, you might get pipped to the post by one of your competitors! If you have any questions about how to submit your entry, contact the Longitude Prize at:

Good luck!