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Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Women's Health (OWH)

Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office on Women’s...

Open Until: 12/09/2020 11:59 PM ET

AI Tech Sprint for Veterans not served by VA details
Department of Veterans Affairs - National Artificial Intelligence Institute

AI Tech Sprint for Veterans not served by VA

Solvers will apply innovative artificial intelligence on novel synthetic data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to produce tools to...

Open Until: 12/16/2020 11:59 PM ET

Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge 2021 details
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), Atlantic

Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge 2021

Seeking innovative technology concepts for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), as well as, Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).

Open Until: 12/20/2020 11:00 PM ET

Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals details
Department of Health and Human Services

Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals

Opportunity to create and modernize health IT platforms to foster connections between health care systems and community based organizations in...

Open Until: 01/06/2021 05:00 PM ET

HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition details
Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office on Women's Health (OWH)

HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition

Innovative methods of blood pressure monitoring and follow-up in women during pregnancy and/or postpartum

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

Fleet Visual Information Capture Challenge details
Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

Fleet Visual Information Capture Challenge

Fleet VI is a no-fail mission designed to document with video, for the purpose of being released to the media,...

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

NASA Lunar Delivery Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

NASA Lunar Delivery Challenge

Landing on the Moon with all that we need is just the beginning. Now we have to unload it.

Open Until: 01/19/2021 05:00 PM ET

SMART Visualization Platform Prize Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
U.S. Department of Energy

SMART Visualization Platform Prize Challenge

Bring the Earth to Life with a New Intuitive Visualization Tool for Subsurface Environments!

Open Until: 01/22/2021 08:00 PM ET

Canal Safety Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Canal Safety Challenge

Discovering solutions to improve public safety and reduce drownings in canals throughout the U.S.

Open Until: 01/27/2021 07:00 PM ET

COVID-19 Precision Immunology App-a-thon external challenge site (opens in new window)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

COVID-19 Precision Immunology App-a-thon

Participants will develop applications and pipelines to illuminate the relationship between personalized adaptive immunity molecular data and COVID-19 disease variables...

Open Until: 01/28/2021 11:59 PM ET

2021 FAA Challenge: Smart Airport Student Competition details
Federal Aviation Administration

2021 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: 02/04/2021 11:59 PM ET

Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge

A competition to share original artwork that reflects an America where health disparities are a thing of the past

Open Until: 02/05/2021 11:59 PM ET

Blazing New Trails for Community Based Direct Support Professionals details
Department of Health and Humans Services - Administration for Community Living

Blazing New Trails for Community Based Direct Support Professionals

Innovations to Transform the Direct Support Professionals Workforce

Open Until: 02/22/2021 11:59 PM ET

Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, The Sequel external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, The Sequel

This challenge offers the 14 winning teams of Phase 1 the opportunity to build their teams and work with NASA...

Open Until: 02/23/2021 08:00 AM ET

NCATS 2020 ASPIRE Reduction-to-Practice Challenge (ASPIRE 2020) external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NCATS 2020 ASPIRE Reduction-to-Practice Challenge (ASPIRE 2020)

Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Platform for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

Open Until: 02/28/2021 05:00 PM ET

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground Control Station Software Challenge Series external challenge site (opens in new window)
NASA

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground Control Station Software Challenge Series

NASA needs a Ground Control Station software for small unmanned aircraft systems that can be safely used for live flight...

Open Until: 03/01/2021 08:00 AM ET

More Water Less Concentrate external challenge site (opens in new window)
U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

More Water Less Concentrate

Discovering solutions to reduce the volume of concentrate from inland desalination plants.

Open Until: 03/03/2021 07:00 PM ET

Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4 Challenge) details
Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4 Challenge)

Innovations in Pediatric Primary Care to Improve Child Health

Open Until: 03/15/2021 05:00 PM ET

Watts on the Moon - Phase 1 details
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Watts on the Moon - Phase 1

Open Until: 03/25/2021 05:00 PM ET

NHLBI Hope for Sickle Cell Disease Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Health

NHLBI Hope for Sickle Cell Disease Challenge

Foster awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

Open Until: 03/26/2021 11:59 PM ET

2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge details
Department of Energy - Energy Programs

2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Want to design buildings that help address the most pressing needs of our time? Love the thrill of competing with...

Open Until: 04/15/2021 05:00 PM ET

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

Open Until: 04/16/2021 05:00 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

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

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