Mission Daybreak Finalist Announcement

IntelliDyne Named a Finalist in VA’s $20M Mission Daybreak

We are proud to announce that the IntelliDyne Team has been named a finalist in Mission Daybreak, a $20 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides. As a finalist, our team will receive $250,000 and advance to Phase 2 of the challenge.

“The importance of providing mental health assistance to our nation’s Veterans cannot be understated. Our team is honored to be considered as a Mission Daybreak finalist and we look forward to Phase 2 where we will demonstrate how informed outreach, using predictive analytics can significantly narrow the aperture of Veteran outreach efforts, saving many lives,” said IntelliDyne Chief Analytics Officer, Phil Vincenzes.

Our solution, CALLS (Computationally Aggregated List to Limit Self-Harm), implements a data-driven behavioral model for anonymously assessing wellness risk to generate a risk-ranked call-list of Veterans who would specifically benefit from directed outreach efforts, thereby improving behavioral health outcomes and vitally reducing the Veteran suicide rate.

From May to July 2022, Phase 1 of the challenge received 1,371 concept submissions. During Phase 2 of the challenge, 30 finalists will join a virtual accelerator program designed to help the finalists develop ambitious, but achievable roadmaps for prototyping, iteration, testing, and evaluation. Technology partners supporting the accelerator include Amazon and Microsoft.

In November 2022, Team IntelliDyne will present CALLS to key stakeholders, investors, and partners at Demo Day, a live pitch event. Phase 2 will award $11.5 million in prizes:

  • Two first-place winners will each receive $3 million,
  • Three second-place winners will each receive $1 million,
  • Five third-place winners will each receive $500,000.

Visit missiondaybreak.net for more information on the challenge and subscribe to the Mission Daybreak newsletter to receive future updates. Learn more about IntelliDyne’s Analytics Practice and read the full press release here.

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