Advance Mobile Fingerprint Capturing Technology

Develop your idea. Win prizes. Improve outcomes for public safety. 

About the Challenge

Help advance mobile fingerprint capturing technology! Develop an  application on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, that accesses the existing device sensors and captures high-quality digital fingerprint images that can be interpreted by existing fingerprint management systems.  

Watch the Phase 2 Kickoff Webinar.

Watch the Challenge Overview Video and the Phase 1 Kickoff Webinar.

Phase 1: Concept
Develop a submission entry describing your solution, approach, and team background.
Phase 2: Final Evaluation Event
Develop your application and prototype for a virtual evaluation event.
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Phase 2: Walk-On Option
Didn’t submit in Phase 1? Up to five “Walk-on” teams will be invited to submit their solution in Phase 2.
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How To Enter

Get Smart & Register Your Team

Read about the challenge phases, problem, technology gaps, submission requirements, and eligibility terms to participate in this prize challenge. Complete the registration form to receive an invitation to join the private Slack channel. 

Develop Your Prototype

Learn about the Phase 2 submission requirements, technology gaps, environmental factors, and other available resources, then build your idea.

Submit Your Entry

Email your letter of intent to  by March 14, 2022 by 11:59 pm ET.

$430,000 in Prizes

 Win prize awards to develop your application or prototype and expand your network in the public safety community.  

Interested in Participating?

Win prizes and help advance mobile fingerprint capturing technology. 
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