Sometimes the best solution to a problem comes from the people who live and experience the challenge every day. This is one approach that is being taken to help improve the lives of dialysis patients. The KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge is a contest where people can submit ideas to help those living with kidney disease, with the chance of receiving a monetary prize.

The challenge is organized into two groups:

  • Category 1: “Solutions in Practice,” which are solutions already tried or put into practice
  • Category 2: “New Ideas,” which are solutions that have not yet been created or tried.

If you need additional guidance, some solutions could address ideas and tips for optimal independent living, meaningful social relationships, greater physical activity, effective diet/fluid adherence, managing dialysis treatment side effects and improved quality of life.

Submissions will be evaluated by their creativity, novelty, feasibility, impact and significance.

Prizes of $2,000 or $4,000 will be awarded to up to 25 winners.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1 – September 16, 2019. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Winners will be announced by the end of January 2020.

Read more about the contest.