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NFL, Under Armour and GE launch Head Health Challenge II

The National Football League, Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. and Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. on Wednesday launched Head Health Challenge II, an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time.

The challenge is part of the Head Health Initiative, a $60 million collaboration to help speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury.

Under Armour and GE launched the first Head Health Challenge in March.

It closed in July with more than 400 responses from 25 countries.

Winners of the first challenge will be announced later this year.