Government launches $25M initiative aimed at entrepreneurs to help pandemic

17 Oct 2020


The U.S. government is looking for innovative minds to address economic and safety issues created by the pandemic.

This week, the Economic Development Administration launched the $25 million Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology, or SPRINT, Challenge, calling on entrepreneurs and innovators to submit projects for funding that can help respond to the current crisis or help prepare for and prevent another in the future.

“Throughout our history, intrepid American innovators have solved problems and secured our economic competitiveness,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in a statement. “The SPRINT Challenge will harness America’s entrepreneurial potential to respond to challenges caused by the coronavirus.”

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