The 5th annual NFL 1st and Future competition, in collaboration with the University of Miami, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on January 31, 2020, two days before Super Bowl LIV. 1st and Future is the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance.
This year’s event will feature two categories of competition. The first category, the NFL 1st and Future Analytics Competition, challenges applicants to examine the effects that playing on synthetic turf versus natural turf can have on a player movement and the factors that may contribute to lower extremity injuries. The second category, Innovations to Advance Player Health and Safety, highlights innovations that could improve player health and safety. The finalists will present their solutions on-stage in Miami.