$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

Cancer, a disease due to abnormal cell growth, is the second largest death cause , after heart disease.

Several, over one hundred types of câncer affects humans.

While science is continuosly searching causes , and treatments for câncer our society still don`t have clear and definite medicines, technologies and instruments to defeat such disease.

Many physical signs and symptoms, such as  presence of lumps, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements may indicate cancer, but they can also have other causes.

Early detection, through screening, can allow to treat the patient with more possibilities than when the câncer is already spreading in the body.

Such methods are already being utilized in many instances, such as breast and cervical câncer helping reduce its risks of development by early treatment.

For that reason early detection is a major technique to face the challenges of câncer and has to be improved with new methods, instruments and technologies, that can start from genetic research of causes to further prevention techniques including safe lifestyle.


The solution can include:

In this competition we are looking for proposals with policies , strategies, instruments, sensors, methods, technologies that can improve câncer detection systems at any level including prevention and early treatment to maximize the chances of survival of a patient.

Our goal is a detection system that can warn us not only about early stages of câncer but also monitor câncer potential parameters and their trends in healthy persons that could eventually lead to câncer in order to prevent it.

Continuous monitoring systems can be considered as well as strategies, methods, instruments, sensors and other devices.


There is full freedom to propose any type of alternative and solution to reach our ultimate goal: to defeat câncer through early detection systems.

Proposals shall consist of a written part, maximum 20 pages , and images , diagrams or charts needed to visualize the concepts proposed (max. 8 images).