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As part of the COVID-19 TOPx Tech Sprint, we hope to bring together individuals, organizations, and solvers of all sorts to collaborate and innovate as teams! We encourage participants to reach out to others, form new partnerships, and communicate both on and off the Crowdicity platform. New teams are strongly encouraged and can join the event at any time. Provide information on your team to the COVID-19 TOPx Tech Sprint Community so that others can learn about your exciting ideas, designs, and on-going efforts as well as join your team. The community can interact with a team and provide input on designs through comments and voting. You can participate in multiple ways: (1) Introduce Your Idea or Solution; (2) Describe Your Team or Organization; (3) Skill Matching: Offer up your skills or search for others with skills you need to supplement your team; (5) Post questions, comments, and feedback on the TOPx Tech Sprint Challenge All submissions will be judged in an open and transparent way. Winners and their scores will be made public at the culmination of the event. Note: when sharing data between your project and other solutions that are part of the COVID-19 TOPx Tech Sprint, please do not use real patient data (mock data is OK).

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Census Bureau co-hosted the final event for this initiative -  COVID-19 TOPx Solutions Showcase on May 25th, 2021 at 12 - 3 PM EDT. Click on the cards below to share your questions, comments, and feedback on the different Solutions Showcase sessions and also provide feedback on the COVID-19 Design-a-thon, TOPx Tech Sprint, and future COVID-19 Technology and Innovation Sprints we are planning. Remember to Register / Sign In first to be able to Post Comments! Your comments are greatly appreciated! Help continue the conversation and momentum in the WATERS Crowdicity Community! Solutions Showcase Event YouTube Video

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In collaboration with HHS and the Census Bureau, we are harnessing the power of open data to develop technology and tools to combat COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 TOPx Tech Sprint, and join the Beta Demos on March 9th: https://waters.crowdicity.com/

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Please submit submit questions here.  Alternatively, email questions to  hhsdesignathon@gmail.com .  All questions submitted to the email address will be generalized and posted to the forum, but the submitter will remain anonymous.

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Share your ideas or solutions here to promote them publicly and obtain feedback. Provide a description about your idea or solution for hardware / software test systems or digital health tools to capture, harmonize, and securely transmit key data elements from at-anywhere COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

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Share any skills and needs you can contribute to and/or are looking for here to match up with others and teams! Diagnostic device and data innovation requires collaboration across a broad range of professionals and skillsets.  During the event, we encourage participants to seek out others with different and complimentary skills and needs so they can work together on solutions.   

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Provide information on your team or organization to the Design-a-thon Community so that others can learn about your exciting ideas, designs, and on-going efforts as well as join your team.   As part of the Design-a-thon, we hope to bring together individuals, organizations, and solvers of all sorts to collaborate and innovate as teams! We encourage participants to reach out to others, form new partnerships, and communicate both on and off the Crowdicity platform. New teams are strongly encouraged and can join the event at any time.

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Turn your idea or solution into a Capstone Project. Your submission will not be visible until after the submission deadline. Provide a description about your solution or prototype for hardware/software test systems or digital health tools to capture, harmonize, and securely transmit key data elements from at-anywhere COVID-19 diagnostic tests. What you submit here will be judged according to this Judging Criteria . Your submission and scores will be made public on this site at the conclusion of the event.  Thank you for participating, and good luck!

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Post questions, comments, and feedback about the COVID-19 At-Anywhere Design-a-thon in this Q&A Help Forum.   Send an email to the organizers at: COVIDDesignAthon@fda.hhs.gov

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