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Department of Defense

PMA-263 Tactical Resupply UAS Challenge

Autonomously transport a water-filled five-gallon Jerry Can over a 10 km course to win cash prizes.

Open Until: 10/18/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - Air Force

Virtual Reality Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Design Challenge

We are seeking to rapidly innovate and prototype a virtual reality platform for providing education and training in the organization,...

Open Until: 10/18/2019 12:59 AM ET

Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

Expanding the SIM Card Use for Public Safety Challenge

NIST challenges solvers to store credentials on a SIM card that can be accessed by a mobile app to provide...

Open Until: 10/19/2019 12:00 AM ET

U.S. Census Bureau

The Opportunity Project Prize Challenge

Creating digital tools for the public with federal open data

Open Until: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Energy - Energy Programs

Solar Decathlon 2020 Design Challenge

Love designing high-performance buildings? Ready for the experience of a lifetime? The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge...

Open Until: 11/05/2019 05:00 PM ET

Department of Defense - U.S. Army

Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) 4.0

xTechSearch will highlight opportunities for small businesses to collaborate with the Army to tackle the most critical Army modernization challenges....

Open Until: 11/12/2019 02:59 AM ET

Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

Tech to Protect Challenge

Coding for Emergency Responders

Open Until: 11/15/2019 05:00 PM ET

Department of Transportation

2019 Secretary's RAISE Award

Incentivizing students at high schools and universities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to aviation and aerospace challenges.

Open Until: 11/15/2019 12:00 PM ET

Office of Director of National Intelligence - Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity

Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2

We're on a mission to improve the accuracy and timeliness of geopolitical forecasting.

Open Until: 11/19/2019 02:01 PM ET

Department of Defense

DIU’s xVIEW2 - Assessing Building Damage

Computer Vision for Building Damage Assessment - Automate damage assessment to accelerate recovery from natural disasters

Open Until: 11/22/2019 07:59 AM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Safeguard with Autonomous Navigation Demonstration

Help build tomorrow’s airspace, today.

Open Until: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

Develop software that allows a team of virtual robots to operate fully autonomously for a long-term ISRU mission.

Open Until: 12/20/2019 06:00 PM ET

Environmental Protection Agency

See a Bloom, Give it Room – Harmful Algal Bloom Video Challenge

Make a video teaching people how to spot and be safe around harmful algal blooms. Be creative, have fun, and...

Open Until: 01/03/2020 11:00 PM ET

Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Challenge - Smart Airport Student Competition

The FAA challenges undergraduate and graduate students to develop innovative ways to use smart technology in and around airports to...

Open Until: 01/13/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Rust Busters Challenge

Join the Resistance - Submit your rust busting breakthrough to extend the life of water infrastructure in the United States....

Open Until: 01/16/2020 08:00 PM ET

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2020 REACH Lark Award

Recognizing advances in the science and practice of improving health equity.

Open Until: 01/28/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of Health and Human Services

An Inclusive Talent Pipeline for American Businesses

An opportunity to modernize employment recruitment, training, and retention for Americans with disabilities.

Open Until: 02/14/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 Reduction to Practice (3-D ROC 2020)

Build your vision of the future.

Open Until: 03/02/2020 02:00 PM ET

Department of Energy - Energy Programs

Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing

Energy efficiency is contagious. Share your best ideas and practices for generating measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing facilities.

Open Until: 05/15/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting

Closing the Gap on Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting.

Open Until: 10/01/2020 12:00 AM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2

Get Out of Your Element

Open Until: 11/30/2020 06:00 PM ET

Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

Create breakthrough technologies and capabilities for underground operations.

Open Until: 09/30/2021 12:00 AM ET