IIU hosted the first CDC Technology Challenge to solicit impactful technology projects from across CDC. IIU received 61 application from 21 CIOs. The number and quality of applications received demonstrated the clear need for IIU’s services. During the competition, five finalists pitched to a panel of judges and a live audience. Based on public health impact and the feasibility, the judges selected NIOSH’s RAPID-TECH project as the winner. IIU will work with NIOSH to develop a technology solution in FY2017.