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388 Competitions found
Design 3D Printable Handrail Clamp Assembly for the International Space StationPosted By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA is seeking a design a Handrail Clamp Assembly (HCA) for the International Space Station (ISS) that can be printed on the ISS 3D printer. The HCA is currently used by astronauts on ISS to provide rigid mounting locations required in a microgravity environment for normal daily operations. The complementary HCA design to be printed by the 3D printer onboard ISS will named CHAMP (Clamp for Handrail with Additively Manufactured Parts).
$2,000
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Feb 16, 2015
Innovations in Measuring and Managing Addiction Treatment QualityPosted By: National Institute on Drug Abuse Addiction is one of our Nation’s most pressing health care problems but it is treatable. Do you have a vision for how to improve addiction treatment services to even better address addiction? We are seeking bold new ideas, based on the latest science of addiction, its treatment, and quality improvement, about how the clinical quality of addiction treatment could best be measured and how that clinical quality could be managed and improved.
$100,000
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Jun 01, 2015
Nutrient Sensor ChallengePosted By: Environmental Protection Agency The Nutrient Sensor Challenge will accelerate the development and deployment of affordable nutrient sensors to reduce the cost and complexity of collecting nutrient data and allow for better measurement and tracking of nutrients throughout ecosystems. The Challenging Nutrients Coalition includes NOAA, USGS, and NIST.
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Mar 16, 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poster ContestPosted By: Consumer Product Safety Commission Middle school students wanted! Create a poster. Warn people about dangers of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO). Stop the invisible killer! Save lives! Win prize money!
$6,000
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Feb 27, 2015
Climate Resilience Data ChallengePosted By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration With over $35,000 in prizes, NASA, in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), will host the Climate Resilience Data Challenge — an effort to spur data innovation in support of resilience in communities and ecosystems. Through the NASA Tournament Lab hosted on Topcoder, the Challenge will kick-off on December 15 and last for three months, starting with an ideation stage for data-driven application pitches, followed by storyboarding and prototyping of concepts with the greatest potential. The winning ideas can one day be implemented on the web and will inform the development of Earth science web services. For more information, the new NASA Earth Science Challenges Mini-Site (topcoder.com/earthscience) provides key details about the launch of contests, timelines, and additional resources.
$35,000
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Mar 15, 2015
Centennial Challenges Program Cube Quest ChallengePosted By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Registration is now open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge. Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to fly their very own CubeSat to the moon and beyond as secondary payload on the first integrated flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. A series of four ground tournaments will take place prior to launch.
$5,000,000
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Dec 31, 2018
Beyond the Box Digitization CompetitionPosted By: National Science Foundation The Beyond the Box Digitization Competition will award $1 million to the person or team who creates a technology that increases the speed and accuracy of digitization of a drawer of insect specimens and their associated data. The competition is a joint project of the U.S. National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
$1,000,000
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Sep 04, 2015
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
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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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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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Oct 28, 2016