Johnson & Johnson Innovation, in partnership with Neutrogena, has launched the Black Innovators in Skin Health QuickFire Challenge, an opportunity for U.S.-based Black innovators working on potential skin and scalp health solutions the chance to receive grant funding and mentorship to advance their science.

The Black innovator(s) with the best idea, technology or solution that aims to improve skin care will receive up to $50,000 in grant funding, access to the global J&J Innovation JLABS network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. The company is now seeking U.S.-based Black innovators to submit solutions to improve skin health in the areas below, including, but not limited to:

  • Acne & post-acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scalp care
  • Sun protection

As the largest health care company in the world, J&J is committed to seeking out and supporting innovators from diverse backgrounds to generate novel ideas and inclusive solutions. For more information about the challenge, visit here.

J&J has committed to donate more than $100 million over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the U.S.