NFL holds design challenge to create new helmet

Posted at 12:03 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 03:03:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Football League is holding an NFL Helmet Challenge, calling on experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers to help create a new helmet for NFL players.

Up to $3 million will be available in the challenge, including $2 million in grant funding to support the development of a helmet prototype and a $1 million award.

A symposium will be held Nov. 13-15 in Youngstown, Ohio, to kick off the challenge.

Over three days, the symposium will bring together experts from different industries to share information and work collaboratively on innovative helmet ideas.

The challenge will culminate in May 2021 with the applicants submitting helmet prototypes for testing in laboratory conditions that represent potentially concussive impacts in the NFL.

Applicants will compete for up to a $1 million award.