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Consumers Combat Counterfeits

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Counterfeit products hurt American businesses and consumers. Create a video to combat fakes as part of a national public awareness campaign.

Open UntilOct 31, 2018

The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy

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Propose a mechanism to protect personally identifiable information while maintaining a dataset's utility

Closed OnAug 02, 2018

2018 RAMP: Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes

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Building up a US manufacturing resource!

Closed OnApr 21, 2018


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

Closed OnMay 17, 2018

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight and Payload Challenge

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Increase UAS flight time and versatility

Closed OnJan 29, 2018

Virtual Reality Heads-Up-Display Navigation Challenge

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Create HUD concept with Location-Based Services (LBS) capabilities in a VR environment

Closed OnJan 29, 2018

NIST The Future of Public Safety Technology 100k Video Series

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Inspire Americans everywhere to help develop the Public Safety communications technology of tomorrow with a Video series

Closed OnSep 07, 2017

NOAA Fisheries Steller Sea Lion Population Count

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Help biologists automate counts of Steller sea lions!

Closed OnJun 20, 2017

NIST Virtual Public Safety Test Environment Challenge

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Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies.

Closed OnMay 03, 2017

PerfLoc Prize Competition

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Develop an indoor localization and tracking app using NIST test data!

Closed OnJan 17, 2018

2017 RAMP: Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes

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Ramp up the use of manufacturing standards!

Closed OnApr 17, 2017

Federal Impact Assessment Challenge

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Tell the best story about the impact of technologies developed by the Federal government!

Closed OnMar 31, 2017

USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge

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Use patent data to reveal new insights on cancer research, treatments through visualization & interactive mapping

Closed OnSep 19, 2016

Great Lakes Observing System Data Challenge

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Use technology, open data and innovation to solve Great Lakes problems.

Closed OnAug 15, 2016

Right Whale Recognition Challenge

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Build a system to identify endangered right whales in aerial photographs

Closed OnDec 31, 2015

Reference Data Challenge

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You know code. Scientists know data. Build an app to put scientific reference data into the hands of those who need it!

Closed OnSep 28, 2015

City Software Development Kit (SDK) Data Solutions Challenge

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Create a web tool/app prototype to help your city use open data to improve local economy, environment, housing, education, social justice conditions

Closed OnAug 03, 2015

Head Health Challenge III: Advanced Materials for Impact Mitigation

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The National Football League, Under Armour, GE, and the National Institute of Standards & Technology have established this joint effort to advance the state-of-the-art in advanced materials for impact mitigation. The sponsors seek to stimulate the development of a range of materials that provide excellent energy absorbing and energy dissipating properties.

Closed OnMar 13, 2015

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge

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Cities experiencing chronic economic distress want to create and adopt actionable development plans and proposals

Closed OnSep 23, 2014

$10,000 PatentLabeling2 Algorithm Challenge

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2nd in a series of phased competitions to develop new algorithms that can automatically identify and locate specific elements within millions of patent documents.

Closed OnApr 16, 2012

Commerce Business Apps Challenge

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We're challenging developers to look for innovative ways to utilize DOC and other publicly available data to help businesses identify opportunities, grow, enhance productivity and create jobs.

Closed OnMay 01, 2012

$50,000 USPTO Algorithm Challenge

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The US Patent and Trademark Office, together with the NASA Tournament Lab, is launching a contest to develop new algorithms to aid in patent examination.

Closed OnDec 06, 2011

USPTO Patents For Humanity

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Recognizing those who use patented technology to aid the less fortunate

Closed OnNov 01, 2012