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Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health

About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health

Together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health was launched in 2019.

Nurses around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & newborn care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.

The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) received up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life.

Read more about the Challenge Awardees

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches.
Meet the Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health
    Sigi Marmorstein, RN, MSN, PHN, FNP-BC, is the CEO and Founder at, a unique telehealth platform that offers online support and advice from live healthcare providers for expectant mothers and parents.
    Nicole Lincoln, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCNS , Advisor for Breegi Scientific, Inc. and Senior Manager of Nursing Innovations at Boston Medical Center, assisted in the development of the Neonatal Intensive Care Incubator (NICI™), the world's first affordable, scalable, all-in-one neonatal intensive care incubator with a disposable housing.
Learn From Our Awardees
Nurses understand patient needs better than anyone else, so I believe anytime a healthcare product or solution is being developed, a nurse should be involved."
I would also say approach your solution from a place of caring. Nurses are great at putting patients at the center, and I think that is a great starting point to drive innovation."
  • See You Now Podcast
    25: Innovation Hotbed
    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is not a place any parent anticipates meeting and caring for their newborn. But when they do, they find it a place where science, technology, tiny humans and strong emotion meet head-on. And as COVID-19 spread across the globe, it added another layer of planning and anxiety for pregnant people anticipating how different their pregnancy could turn out should they or their newborn test positive for the virus. In this episode, we hear from Nicole Lincoln MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCNS about her work on NICI, a radical reimagining of the infant incubator. What started as an idea to create a low-cost, portable, and single-use incubator for our smallest and most fragile citizens, morphed into new concepts about how the incubator could be used in new ways, new places, and solve new problems.
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  • See You Now Podcast
    10: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Staying Telehealthy
    Over the next few weeks, we are pausing our regularly scheduled programming of See You Now to bring you stories from nurses on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. As the entire world learns about COVID-19 and responds to this massive disruption, nurses are rapidly innovating to meet the demands of patient care during this trying time. Listen in to hear from nurse practitioner, telehealth consultant, and Founder & CEO of BabyLiveAdvice, Sigi Marmorstein as she shares the clinical realities of working on COVID-19 and explains how telemedicine is putting eyes and ears on patients where they are, while reducing the stress on hospital services.
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Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges

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Mental Health
Together with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health launched in 2020.
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COVID-19 Patient Care
Together with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care launched in 2020.
Female nurse in scrubs and face mask performing a COVID-19 test
Oncology Care
Together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care launched in 2019.
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Perioperative Care
In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care was launched in 2019.
Close-up of a female nurse in scrubs, face mask, and face shield
Improving Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series in 2018, the more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. were invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that had the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health.
Male and female nurse in scrubs smiling while looking at computer
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