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Chemistry/Engineering Challenge: Safer and More Effective Less than Lethal Capabilities for Area Denial and Crowd Control PRIZE Up to $135K DEADLINE February 1

Security forces require more effective and safer Less than Lethal capabilities to control individuals and crowds in both open areas and confined spaces. Such capabilities would enable security forces to carry out their missions successfully while mitigating injury and unintended effects to themselves and the public. The Seeker for this Challenge, the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) of the United States in partnership with the Government of Israel seek to identify innovative new technologies and concepts for Less than Lethal capabilities for area denial and crowd control.

This Challenge seeks Ideation and Theoretical level submissions for different potential awards and requires only a written proposal.

This Challenge requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker. After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a Theoretical level proposal will receive feedback on their submissions while Solvers submitting Ideation level submissions will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual Ideation level submissions will be provided.

Participants must certify they do not have identical or essentially equivalent work funded by another U.S. or Israeli government agency.