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Environmental Protection Agency

EmPOWER Air Data Challenge

Developing Innovative Analyses Using Emissions and Air Quality Monitoring Data

Open Until: 03/02/2020 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: 03/13/2020 11:59 PM ET

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: 03/13/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Ground Sensors Challenge

How can the USMC better use unmanned technology to detect human movement and network signatures in an austere environment?

Open Until: 03/15/2020 11:59 PM ET

Department of Defense - National Guard Bureau

National Guard Innovation Competition - Round 1

What are the biggest issues facing the national guard? Open to Guardsmen and those who know them.

Open Until: 03/16/2020 11:59 PM ET

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

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

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: 04/24/2020 05:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2

Get Out of Your Element

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

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

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