NFL’s 1st and Future pitch competition moves to primetime broadcast during Super Bowl LV Week
For the first time, the National Football League (NFL)'s 1st and Future competition will be broadcast in primetime during Super Bowl LV week on NFL Network. 1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl event designed to spur innovation in athlete safety and performance.
This year’s event will feature two categories of competition for the chance to win a total of $150,000 in awards:
- The Innovations to Advance Player Health and Safety Competition (managed by Duke CTSI): Applicants will submit innovations that could improve player health and safety, including but not limited to protective equipment, medical devices, sensors and training devices. Up to four start-up businesses will be selected as finalists and will have the chance to pitch their innovations to a panel of judges. The entry deadline has been extended until January 4.
- The NFL Computer Vision Competition: Applicants will have access to NFL game data to model a computer vision system for detecting on-field helmet impacts during NFL plays.