Newest Challenges

Innovation in Affordable Housing Student CompetitionPosted By: Department of Housing and Urban Development Calling all graduate students! Create multi-disciplinary teams to form a plan and make a real world impact. Submit innovative ideas to address a real life issue faced by a public housing authority.
$30,000
In Prizes
Open Until
Dec 18, 2014
Find a Better Way to Protect Astronauts from Galactic Cosmic RaysPosted By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Help NASA find a better way to protect humans from the effects of “Galactic Cosmic Rays” (GCR) when traveling outside the Earth’s protective magnetic field. Although GCRs are of relatively low intensity, these rays can be of very high energy. Long-duration exposure to GCR will exceed allowable career radiation exposure limits for crew members during any meaningful deep space mission. Protection is needed to allow for safe and successful human missions such as going to Mars.
$12,000
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Open Until
Dec 15, 2014
H2 Refuel H-Prize CompetitionPosted By: Energy Programs The H2 Refuel H-Prize competition challenges America’s engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. The $1 million prize targets systems used at homes or multi-use sites to supplement the current development of hydrogen fueling station infrastructure.
$1,000,000
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Open Until
Oct 28, 2016
U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize CompetitionPosted By: Department of Agriculture This competitive prize, open to teams of architects, engineers, and developers, will showcase the architectural and commercial viability of advanced wood products like Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in tall buildings.
Open Until
Dec 09, 2014
Market R&D Pilot ChallengePosted By: Health and Human Services The Market R&D Pilot Challenge will help bridge technological gaps by bringing together health care organizations and innovative companies through pilot funding awards and facilitated matchmaking.
$300,000
In Prizes
Open Until
Mar 02, 2015
“No-Petri-Dish” Diagnostic Test ChallengePosted By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Describe a novel or innovative method to straintype and characterize pathogenic organisms directly from a complex clinical sample without the need for culture or culture-based amplification.
$200,000
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Open Until
Nov 30, 2014
The Neuro Startup ChallengePosted By: National Institutes of Health Want an opportunity to launch a startup based on NIH inventions? Join the Neuro Startup Challenge and learn the business of science and have the chance to win prize money, be an entrepreneur and impact brain health!
$48,000
In Prizes
Open Until
Nov 30, 2014
Data Visualization Challenge: Using Data to Improve JusticePosted By: Department of Justice Improve understanding of criminal justice data through visualization!
$25,000
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Open Until
Jan 30, 2015
VizRiskPosted By: Health and Human Services Win $15K in prizes by submitting health risk data visualizatons that inform personal and policy decisions
$15,000
In Prizes
Open Until
Oct 28, 2014
WHIAAPI E3! Challenge: Educate, Engage, and Empower Young AAPI LeadersPosted By: Department of Education E3! is a new Ambassadors Program that "Educates, Engages, and Empowers" the next generation of leaders committed to advocating for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The E3! Ambassadors Program affords young leaders the opportunity to brainstorm and implement their own unique ideas to help improve the overall quality of life for AAPIs across the country.
Open Until
Aug 27, 2014