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Small Business Administration

MaTCH Pilot Competition

Address the job skills gap by strengthening the connection between makerspaces and workforce development in U.S. cities.

Closed On: 07/08/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - U.S. Marine Corps

USMC Knee and Elbow Pad Innovation

The Marine Corps is seeking an innovative solution to improve comfort, impact protection, and operator acceptance of knee and elbow pads while maintaining mobility and operators range of motion.

Closed On: 07/12/2019 11:59 PM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cinespace Film Competition

Create a short-film inspired by and using real NASA imagery.

Closed On: 07/15/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Energy - Energy Programs

American-Made Solar Prize Round 2

Accelerate and sustain American solar innovation

Closed On: 07/16/2019 02:00 PM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Advanced Exploration Systems Modular Power System Graphic Challenge

Help design a graphic to represent NASA’s power distribution system – the Advanced Exploration Systems Modular Power System.

Open Until: 07/22/2019 08:00 PM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Develop a Template & Production Process Instructions for an HTML-Based Newsletter

This contest is to develop an HTML template and easy-to-use workflow to customize and send a NASA Program's Newsletter.

Open Until: 07/26/2019 08:00 PM ET

Environmental Protection Agency

Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge Phase II Prototype Development and Testing

Engineer groundbreaking sensor technology for advanced septic systems

Open Until: 07/26/2019 11:59 PM ET

National Science Foundation

NSF Career Compass Challenge

Enable a future where careers are made up of continuous learning opportunities that build upon your skills and interests.

Open Until: 07/26/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - U.S. Air Force

Atmospherics Generator Challenge

We are seeking to rapidly innovate and prototype a web-based platform to ingest globally available data and based upon user...

Open Until: 07/31/2019 12:59 AM ET

Department of Energy - Energy Programs

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize

Develop transformative solutions for safely and economically collecting, sorting, storing, and transporting 90% of discarded or spent lithium-ion batteries in...

Open Until: 08/01/2019 04:00 PM ET

Department of Defense - U.S. Air Force

MGMWERX Library Challenge

Automate key and routine Air University Library (AUL) services and operations using Augmented Reality (AR) combined with AUL’s Integrated Library...

Open Until: 08/05/2019 12:59 AM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Storyboard Animations for NASA Human Research Program

Create a storyboard for five short animations that describe the space effects on the human body and mind.

Open Until: 08/09/2019 08:00 AM ET

Department of Defense - National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

MagQuest Phase 2

A $1.2 million competition to advance how we measure Earth’s magnetic field.

Open Until: 08/28/2019 04:59 PM ET

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

PINS Challenge

Can you characterize the ionosphere with selected digitized radio-frequency (RF) spectrum recordings from sounder receiver data?

Open Until: 08/30/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Waves to Water Prize

The Waves to Water prize is a 4-Stage competition that offers up to $2.5 million in cash prizes, with a...

Open Until: 09/11/2019 05:00 PM ET

Department of Energy

Solar District Cup

Challenging students to design reliable, resilient, cost-effective solutions for increased penetration of distributed solar energy on a campus or in...

Open Until: 09/12/2019 05:00 PM ET

Department of Defense

MUX Mission System Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Payload Prize Challenge

The AEW mission system payload prize challenge seeks to obtain information, performance capabilities, and technical data on mission system payload...

Open Until: 09/23/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense

MUX Mission System Data Relay (DR) Payload Prize Challenge

The Data Relay (DR) mission system payload prize challenge seeks to obtain information, performance capabilities, and technical data on mission...

Open Until: 09/23/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense

MUX Electronic Warfare (EW) Payload Prize Challenge

The Electronic Warfare (EW) payload prize challenge seeks to obtain information, performance capabilities, and technical data on mission system payload...

Open Until: 09/23/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense

MUX Mission System Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Payload Prize Challenge

The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) payload prize challenge seeks to obtain information, performance capabilities, and technical data on mission...

Open Until: 09/23/2019 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity (AI ATAC) Challenge

Advanced malware prediction and prevention utilizing state-of-the art Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the endpoint.

Open Until: 09/30/2019 05:00 PM ET

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Vascular Tissue Challenge

A first-to-demonstrate challenge to create thick, human vascularized organ tissue surviving 30 calendar days

Open Until: 09/30/2019 11:00 PM ET

Department of the Interior - Department-Wide Programs

Find the Killer Frog Fungus

Help detect two globally emerging fungi and reverse the threat of global amphibian declines and extinction

Open Until: 10/01/2019 12:00 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

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 11:59 PM 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

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 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

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