Newest Challenges

“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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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
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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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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
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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.
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Aug 27, 2014
2014 FDA Food Safety ChallengePosted By: Health and Human Services Advancing breakthroughs in foodborne pathogen detection
$500,000
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Nov 09, 2014
NASA’s Mars Balance Mass ChallengePosted By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA is looking for creative yet practical ideas to find a dual purpose for Balance mass ("dead weight") jettisoned from Mars landers like the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
$20,000
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Nov 21, 2014
$12,500
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Oct 17, 2014
3D Printable Small Robot to Assist in Bomb DisposalPosted By: Department of Defense We seek a novel concept bomb squad robot. The goal is a "marsupial" robot, which is carried by a typical bomb squad robot and can be placed inside a vehicle suspected of harboring an explosive.
$50,000
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Nov 27, 2014
Community College Innovation ChallengePosted By: National Science Foundation Seeking STEM-based solutions for issues of local to global concern
$20,000
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Jan 15, 2015