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NASA Spacesuit Detection Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

NASA Spacesuit Detection Challenge

NASA is seeking novel solutions to label and identify spacesuit motions from conventional and readily available video and photographs.

Open Until: 04/30/2021 08:59 AM ET

Detect to Protect Challenge Phase 1 external challenge site (opens in new window)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service

Detect to Protect Challenge Phase 1

A Live Animal Test for Chronic Wasting Disease

Open Until: 05/07/2021 11:50 PM ET

American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize details
Department of Energy

American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize

Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT)

Open Until: 05/12/2021 05:00 PM ET

xTechGlobal AI Challenge details
Department of Defense - U.S. Army

xTechGlobal AI Challenge

Army has launched its first global tri-service competition, seeking innovators to identify technologies providing robust, AI-enabled capabilities.

Open Until: 05/12/2021 09:00 AM ET

xTech Innovation Combine Advanced Energy Storage Challenge details
Department of Defense - U.S. Army

xTech Innovation Combine Advanced Energy Storage Challenge

The xTech Innovation Combine aims to accelerate integration of technology prototypes crucial for Army capability gaps into military platforms.

Open Until: 05/14/2021 08:00 PM ET

Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires external challenge site (opens in new window)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires

Seeking innovative solutions for reducing indoor air pollution due to wildfire smoke and high pollution events

Open Until: 05/17/2021 11:59 PM ET

Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division

Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

Help public safety agencies share data while protecting privacy.

Open Until: 05/17/2021 07:59 PM ET

NASA Image Co-Registration Code Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

NASA Image Co-Registration Code Challenge

Help us find where the Eagle has landed, Again!!

Open Until: 05/19/2021 05:00 PM ET

Future-Scaping Our Skies external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

Future-Scaping Our Skies

Mapping societal, economic, technological, environmental, political, and regulatory trends to the future of aviation

Open Until: 05/31/2021 08:00 PM ET

2021 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

2021 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

NIBIB is challenging undergraduate student teams to develop technology solutions to unmet healthcare needs

Open Until: 06/01/2021 11:59 PM ET

EcoTox TARGET Challenge details
Environmental Protection Agency

EcoTox TARGET Challenge

Develop high quality, low-cost tools that assess global gene expression in common aquatic toxicity test organisms

Open Until: 06/15/2021 11:59 PM ET

Break the Ice Phase 1 details
NASA

Break the Ice Phase 1

NASA’s Break the Ice Lunar Challenge seeks to incentivize innovative approaches for excavating icy regolith and delivering water in extreme...

Open Until: 06/18/2021 11:59 PM ET

Water America's Crops Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Water America's Crops Challenge

Help us improve the reliability of water delivery for America’s crops by advancing methods to reduce water seepage in canals...

Open Until: 06/24/2021 05:00 PM ET

Imperfection Detection: Detect Me If You Can external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Imperfection Detection: Detect Me If You Can

Seeking portable tools to non-destructively evaluate the condition of existing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structures

Open Until: 06/24/2021 05:00 PM ET

I Strengthen My Nation: Artistic Expressions of Resilience to Stand Against Substance Misuse external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

I Strengthen My Nation: Artistic Expressions of Resilience to Stand Against Substance Misuse

NIDA challenges creative youth to make art that inspires others by demonstrating indigenous resilience to substance misuse.

Open Until: 07/07/2021 11:59 PM ET

I Strengthen My Nation: American Indian and Alaska Native Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand Against Substance Misuse external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

I Strengthen My Nation: American Indian and Alaska Native Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand Against Substance Misuse

NIDA challenges creative youth to develop ideas for community projects that could decrease substance use and promote resilience.

Open Until: 07/07/2021 11:59 PM ET

Synthetic Health Data Challenge details
Department of Health & Human Services - Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Synthetic Health Data Challenge

Create and test novel solutions to further cultivate Synthea™ capabilities and the synthetic data it generates for healthcare and research...

Open Until: 07/13/2021 05:00 PM ET

Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1 details
NASA

Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1

Help Feed the Next Generation of Space Explorers!

Open Until: 07/30/2021 06:00 PM ET

See a Bloom, Give it Room Urban Waters Edition – Harmful Algal Bloom Video Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Environmental Protection Agency – Region 7

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

Make a video teaching people 1) how to spot harmful algal blooms and 2) how to be safe around them....

Open Until: 08/01/2021 11:59 PM ET

Automated Maintenance of Protection Systems Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Automated Maintenance of Protection Systems Challenge

Make power systems more reliable by automating maintenance testing of protective relays and associated potential and current transformers.

Open Until: 09/03/2021 11:59 PM ET

Mapping Patient Journeys in Drug Addiction Treatment details
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Mapping Patient Journeys in Drug Addiction Treatment

Mapping the obstacles patients face in getting treatment for drug addiction

Open Until: 09/22/2021 11:59 PM ET

Streamflow Forecast Rodeo external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Streamflow Forecast Rodeo

Improving short-term streamflow forecast skill.

Open Until: 09/30/2021 09:00 PM ET

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
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

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC), Phase III details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC), Phase III

Build your vision of the future.

Open Until: 06/01/2022 02:00 PM ET