Johnson & Johnson GenH Challenge 2017

October 2, 2017

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Johnson & Johnson invites entrepreneurs and innovators to help advance the healthiest generation in human history – "GenH". Join the GenH Challenge Social Venture Competition to support those on the front lines of care through novel approaches and new applications of everyday ideas.


What’s the GenH Challenge?


The GenH Challenge is a prize competition that celebrates and incentivizes the novel and everyday ideas that can change the trajectory of health. Our creative platform champions innovators, entrepreneurs, and people supporting the front lines of care, and, through the spark of investment, harnesses their expertise to create sustainable health improvements worldwide. 


How does it work?

The GenH Challenge identifies creative, feasible, and human-centered ideas and awards a total of $1 million in financial and technical resources to teams in order to put their plans into practice. The best ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and many organization types are eligible to submit their ideas. 


Why now?

Today, unprecedented health resources and technology exist that can improve wellness for all. And we know that the future of good health lives on the front lines of care – so that is where the innovation and ingenuity of the GenH Challenge seeks to ignite ideas and investment. “GenH” starts today with accelerating everyday ideas and novel approaches to support people at the heart of care as they champion healthy families, communities, environments, and nations. 


How is the GenH Challenge different?


In the landscape of competitions, the GenH Challenge is committed especially to a high standard of openness, fairness, and transparency. Our goal is to provide value for everyone who participates.


Want to find out more?

Don’t miss out on a moment of the GenH Challenge! Learn about requirements, key dates, submission criteria, and how to participate at 


What can you win?

Six total prizes will be awarded: a $250,000 grand prize; a $150,000 second prize; and four, $50,000 honorable mention prizes. All Finalist teams will be invited to attend a free, one-week, skills-based workshop hosted by Johnson & Johnson to build capacity among Finalist team members.



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