What is BARDA DRIVe?
In 2019, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) expanded their Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) to stimulate investment and innovation in health security products and technologies. DRIVe provides technical and financial resources to entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to transform emergency preparedness, detection, and response.
Biolocity was selected as one of 13 sites across the country to participate in the DRIVe accelerator network to assist in identifying inventors with solutions to health security threats and connect them with resources for their technology development. We are partnering with DRIVe to find breakthrough innovations that will enable earlier treatment and early warning for communities against outbreaks.
Current priority impact areas for DRIVe:
Solutions to reduce illness and death from Sepsis
Innovations that provide Early Notification to Act, Control, and Treat (ENACT) infectious diseases
Disruptive solutions that offer treatment or countermeasures to a broad class of pathogens
How to Apply for DRIVe Funding
Please note that the EZ-BAA application form is currently on hold. Sign-up here to receive an email notification when the funding opportunity re-opens and learn more about DRIVe events and technologies.
The Biolocity team is interested in assisting potential applicants in submitting a robust and on-target proposal. If you are interested learning how Biolocity can help with your submission, please request a technology review meeting.