Ohio has released its requests for proposals involving scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the opioid crisis and for the manager of a related technology challenge.
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission says solicitations issued Thursday keep with the state's accelerated timetable.
Republican Gov. John Kasich called for $20 million in commission investments during his April State of the State address. The panel agreed May 24 to move forward.
It will award up to $12 million in competitive research-and-development grants and launch an $8 million innovation challenge.
The requests seek grant applicants and a manager for the challenge. It is being modeled after the Head Health competition launched by the NFL, Under Armour and GE to address traumatic brain injuries.