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Breath of Fresh Air Innovation Challenge

create innovative solutions for people living with lung cancer

  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: Everyone

  • 💻 Format: In-Person

  • 🌏 Region: Sydney, Australia

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: $7000

Join us for a one-of-a-kind rapid problem-solving event aimed at reimagining the future of lung cancer care. This dynamic 1-day challenge, hosted in collaboration with AstraZeneca, seeks to harness the collective intellect and creativity of visionaries from both within and outside the medical field. Our goal is to derive innovative and sustainable solutions that could significantly enhance the outcomes for individuals living with Lung Cancer, inspired by successes and lessons from other cancer fields that face similar early detection challenges.

Event Overview: Lung cancer stands as Australia’s leading cause of cancer-related deaths, boasting a stark 5-year survival rate of only 20.2%. This is in sharp contrast to the higher survival rates of breast and prostate cancers, which are at 91.5% and 95.5%, respectively. The need for new, innovative approaches to early diagnosis, patient care, and ultimately, the reduction of mortality rates is more critical than ever.

What’s at Stake?: Participants in the challenge will not only have the opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause but also compete for a share of $7,000 in cash prizes, generously provided to fuel the initiative and reward groundbreaking solutions.

First Place: $4,000
Runner Up: $2,000
People’s Choice: $1,000
Why Participate?

Impact: Play a pivotal role in transforming the future of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Innovation: Apply your unique skills and perspectives to overcome one of the most significant challenges in healthcare.
Collaboration: Work alongside like-minded individuals passionate about making a difference in the world.
Recognition: Share in a prize pool designed to acknowledge and support your innovative solutions.
Who Should Attend?

This challenge is open to anyone eager to lend their creativity and expertise to fight lung cancer. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a tech innovator, a student, or simply someone with a big idea, your contribution can lead to real change.

About the Challenge: At the heart of the event is the question: How can we apply lessons from other cancer fields with similar early detection challenges to lung cancer, integrating fresh perspectives from outside the medical field to forge a more optimistic future for patients?

Support and Continuation: Throughout the challenge, participants will have access to a range of support, including insights from experts, mentorship, and potentially, opportunities to further develop their ideas into real-world solutions.

This event is more than just a competition; it’s a chance to be part of a larger movement towards better health outcomes for those affected by lung cancer. Join us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of countless individuals through innovation and collaboration.