Before You Begin: Submission Instructions

KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge

The Patient Innovator Challenge seeks ideas and fixes that people living with kidney diseases have developed through their own everyday experiences and ingenuity.

Before you begin please review the prize announcement in its entirety.


Step 1: Complete all the fields* as well as the submission title and category -

    There are 2 categories to choose from:

    Category 1: "Solutions in Practice," which are solutions already tried or put into practice

    Category 2: "New Ideas," which are solutions that have not yet been created or tried

Step 2: Enter the information for your affiliates (co-submitter's) or anyone you would like to give credit to for this submission

Step 3: Upload a brief description (abstract) of your idea, no more than 100 words that is publicly shareable and stripped of all confidential/proprietary information

Step 4: Upload your proposal file using the template

Step 5: Upload any supporting documents**. If you wish to include a video please submit a word document that contains a link to the video. The system will not accept video files

*Contact information will not be used for any purposes other than KidneyX communications

**Please note: all supporting documents should be limited to visuals ONLY (i.e., diagrams, pictures, and links to videos). Nothing else will be considered for review

Proposal Template Download

This submission process requires you to complete a proposal template. Before starting your submission, please download and complete the template by clicking the button below.

Download Template

Submission Steps

  • Step 1: Applicant Information and Submission Title, Category
  • Step 2: Affiliate Names, Organizations
  • Step 3: Upload Your Abstract File
  • Step 4: Upload Your Proposal File
  • Step 5: Upload Your Supporting Documents