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MIT COVID19 Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Veterans Affairs

MIT COVID19 Challenge

Build solutions to beat the pandemic - protect the most vulnerable and support our health systems in the COVID19 crisis....

Open Until: 04/03/2020 12:00 PM ET

2020 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2020 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge

Are you a clinician, practice or health system working to control hypertension among your patient population?

Open Until: 04/06/2020 11:59 PM ET

Base Security and Defense external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense - Air Force

Base Security and Defense

Help us create the base of the future!

Open Until: 04/14/2020 11:59 PM ET

Installation Resilience external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense - Air Force

Installation Resilience

Help us create the base of the future!

Open Until: 04/14/2020 11:59 PM ET

The Culture of Innovation external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense - U.S. Air Force

The Culture of Innovation

Help us create the base of the future!

Open Until: 04/14/2020 11:59 AM ET

Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense - U.S. Air Force

Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness

Help us create the base of the future!

Open Until: 04/14/2020 11:59 PM ET

2020 Census - Get Out The Count Video Challenge details
U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Census - Get Out The Count Video Challenge

Creative videos to share the importance of the 2020 Census.

Open Until: 04/17/2020 11:59 PM ET

Lithium Battery Man Portable Hazard Containment Challenge details
Department of Defense - U.S. Navy

Lithium Battery Man Portable Hazard Containment Challenge

Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane, Division (NSWC-CD) is seeking ideas and best practices for a technology development for a...

Open Until: 04/23/2020 02:00 PM ET

Metadata Automation DREAM Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Metadata Automation DREAM Challenge

Join this Cancer Moonshot-supported challenge to automate and harmonize the metadata annotation of structured data.

Open Until: 04/24/2020 12:00 AM ET

Community College Innovation Challenge 2020 external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Science Foundation

Community College Innovation Challenge 2020

Seeking community college student innovators to develop STEM solutions to real-world problems

Open Until: 04/24/2020 11:59 PM ET

Fish Protection Prize details
Department of Energy - Water Power Technologies Office

Fish Protection Prize

Catalyze new solutions, designs and strategies to protect fish from water infrastructure, such as water diversions, pipes and hydropower dam...

Open Until: 04/24/2020 05:00 PM ET

NCATS Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! 2020 Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NCATS Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! 2020 Challenge

Find innovative ways to communicate about rare diseases through social media or art.

Open Until: 04/30/2020 05:00 PM ET

First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

Increase UAS flight time and capabilities in support of first responders

Open Until: 04/30/2020 09:00 PM ET

ARIAC details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

ARIAC

Build your own robot control software and win up to $10,000!

Open Until: 05/10/2020 12:00 AM ET

Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing details
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

Gaining New Insights by Detecting Adverse Event Anomalies Using FDA Open Data Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - Food and Drug Administration

Gaining New Insights by Detecting Adverse Event Anomalies Using FDA Open Data Challenge

This challenge engages data scientists to use evolving data science techniques to identify anomalies that may lead to valuable public...

Open Until: 05/18/2020 11:59 PM ET

$100,000 for a Start a SUD Startup Challenge, 2020 Spring Edition details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

$100,000 for a Start a SUD Startup Challenge, 2020 Spring Edition

Test the premise of research ideas that can be fostered into biotech startups

Open Until: 05/26/2020 05:00 PM ET

Exploring Hell - Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Exploring Hell - Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover

To explore the daunting surface of Venus, NASA needs an innovative obstacle avoidance sensor for its mechanical clockwork rover.

Open Until: 05/29/2020 05:00 PM ET

Network Detection of Adversarial Campaigns using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning details
Department of Defense - Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Network Detection of Adversarial Campaigns using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Adversarial campaign detection utilizing state-of-the-art AI/ML at the network layer

Open Until: 05/29/2020 05:00 PM ET

2020 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

2020 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is challenging undergraduate teams to develop technology solutions to unmet healthcare needs....

Open Until: 06/01/2020 11:59 PM ET

NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge Non-invasive Diagnostics for Global Health external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge Non-invasive Diagnostics for Global Health

Develop diagnostic technologies for sickle cell disease, malaria, and anemia, and other high-impact diseases

Open Until: 06/02/2020 05:00 PM ET

ED.gov Redesign Challenge details
Department of Education

ED.gov Redesign Challenge

Seeking creative web design prototypes for ED.gov that utilize innovations in layout, typography, animation, illustration, video, and photography.

Open Until: 06/15/2020 05:00 PM ET

STEM DIVE Video Challenge – Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition details
National Science Foundation

STEM DIVE Video Challenge – Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition

Submit videos that showcase innovative ways to forge partnerships that increase diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce

Open Until: 06/25/2020 11:00 PM ET

Big Data Analysis Challenge - Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Big Data Analysis Challenge - Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research

Use your big data analysis capabilities to help 6.5 million American adults living with heart failure

Open Until: 08/28/2020 12:00 PM ET

Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting details
NOAA - National Integrated Drought Information System

Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting

Closing the Gap on Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting.

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

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 Reduction to Practice (3-D ROC 2020) details
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: 10/02/2020 02:00 PM ET

CHARIoT Challenge - Advancing First Responder Communications details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

CHARIoT Challenge - Advancing First Responder Communications

The CHARIoT Challenge is a 4-Phase, dual track competition that offers up to $1.1 million in cash prizes, with a...

Open Until: 11/18/2020 05:00 PM ET

Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge

Can you help develop interoperable health information technology (IT) solutions that engage patients and family caregivers during care transitions from...

Open Until: 11/20/2020 05:00 PM ET

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2 details
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2

Get Out of Your Element

Open Until: 11/30/2020 06:00 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: 12/07/2020 05:00 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

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