Innovation Next Awards

Jan 31, 2016

Announcing the Innovation Next Awards Call For Entries

First-time program will award $2.3 million towards technology-based concepts in teen pregnancy prevention

The Innovation Next Awards, of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, today announced its call for entries. In its first round, this new awards program will give $80,000 to 10 individually funded teams who are developing innovative technology interventions towards teen pregnancy prevention.


Professionals from all backgrounds with a wide variety of experience and expertise are welcome.


The Innovation Next Awards will fund new ways to influence behavior change through the use of technology. Each winning team will receive:

  • $80,000 in initial funding.
  • Immersive workshops on design thinking from renowned design and innovation firm IDEO.
  • An opportunity to use design thinking as a framework to determine best approaches for your idea, starting with field research.
  • Five of the 10 teams will win up to $325,000 in additional funding to further develop their idea into a testable product.


The submission period is from December 15, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Entries may be submitted at www.InnovationNext.org.

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