Department of Defense
Create breakthrough technologies and capabilities for underground operations.
Open UntilSep 30, 2021
Demonstrate an algorithm that can rapidly, accurately, and automatically colorize grey scale panchromatic images.
Open UntilSep 09, 2018
Linking Innovators Directly with the Army to Spur Innovation
Closed OnJul 12, 2018
The Army is seeking innovative approaches, leveraging machine learning/deep learning, to conduct blind radio frequency signal analysis.
Closed OnAug 13, 2018
Anywhere. Anytime. Demonstrate flexible and responsive launch capabilities in days, not years, for our nation’s defense. $10 million first prize!
Open UntilDec 14, 2018
Analyze the largest publicly available dataset of overhead images
Closed OnJul 08, 2018
A first-of-its kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum.
Closed OnApr 30, 2018
Help U.S. Special Operations Command build an algorithm for automatic labeling of buildings based on orthorectified color satellite imagery and 3D height data
Closed OnDec 04, 2017
Propose and demo innovative CubeSat payload technology/use concepts to support USSOCOM missions
Closed OnOct 18, 2017
It's 2027. What does the world look like, and what does it mean for Special Operations Forces?
Closed OnAug 10, 2017
Portable weather station for Air Force Special Operations
Closed OnJul 18, 2017
Physically defeat unmanned aerial systems (UAS)
Closed OnDec 02, 2016
NGA seeks to unearth innovative ways of retrieving and analyzing data in different locations, formats, schemas and interfaces.
Closed OnSep 19, 2016
Design the new ARNG CSM Challenge Coin for CSM Kepner
Closed OnAug 31, 2016
Dynamic and easy-to-read version control for everyone
Closed OnJul 15, 2016
Demonstrate your wearable system to correct parallax from multi-sensor optics.
Closed OnFeb 29, 2016
Algorithm that can be translated into a software update for any commercial Raman system in the field
Closed OnNov 15, 2015
soliciting innovative cost effective ways to reduce drag on legacy Air Force aircraft
Closed OnSep 21, 2015
We are seeking novel uses of accessible digital data to advance Materials Science and Engineering knowledge to accelerate the transition to industrial applications
Closed OnMar 31, 2016
We are looking for a taxonomy that can uniquely describe any space object
Closed OnJul 20, 2015
You can help shape the future of mental health and traumatic brain injury care!
Closed OnJun 05, 2015
The Seeker desires a new approach for providing maximum ballistic coverage without range of motion limitations.
Closed OnJun 02, 2015
Students developing applications which create intelligence from manufacturing data
Closed OnJul 15, 2016
Students developing ideas describing how to create intelligence from manufacturing data
Closed OnMar 15, 2016
A $2M prize is being established for the development of a turboshaft engine that can demonstrating 2x the fuel efficiency of today’s small turbines and 3x the power-to-weight of a typical aviation piston engine, all in a turbine package that holds the promise of longevity and durability.
Open UntilSep 01, 2018
The Seeker is soliciting innovative ideas and insights on future new payment systems (loosely defined as virtual currencies, prepaid cards, mobile money transfers, and hybrids thereof) and how to foster financial innovation while still allowing for oversight and detection of illegal activity.
Closed OnMar 16, 2015
Voids / sinkholes underneath the ground’s surface are responsible for damage to many buildings and roads due to collapse. There is a need to detect underground voids / sinkholes as deep as 100 feet below the surface.
Closed OnFeb 27, 2015
We seek a novel concept bomb squad robot. The goal is a "marsupial" robot, which is carried by a typical bomb squad robot and can be placed inside a vehicle suspected of harboring an explosive.
Closed OnNov 27, 2014
Develop a digital optics solution that reduces the latency associated with night vision systems.
Closed OnOct 17, 2014
Awards for Members of the Military Health System Dedicated to Quality, Patient Safety, and Innovation
Closed OnOct 14, 2014
The Seeker is soliciting innovative, detailed research proposals to develop the state of the art in synthetic biology to solve specific manufacturing challeges in two areas
Closed OnOct 17, 2014
Building predictive models to outpace the spread of infectious disease
Closed OnFeb 01, 2015
A non-invasive approach that will accurately predict when an individual is primed to commit a hostile act.
Closed OnAug 31, 2014
A mobile app that facilitates the collection and creation of content that can be organized, accessed, and shared on a smart phone and/or a tablet to improve mission critical performance.
Closed OnAug 10, 2014
Build upon an open source disaster relief application
Closed OnJul 15, 2014
Create a challenge to advance work in Cognitive Sciences
Closed OnApr 14, 2014
Challenging developers to come up with a mechanism to keep eyes on the street and transform ordinary citizens mobile devices into tools that can be used to report ERW and land mines
Closed OnJul 20, 2014
This Challenge is seeking innovative non-GPS solutions that can help navigate in any part of the world without having to set up prepositioned towers or other devices.
Closed OnMar 31, 2014
Join the first Department of Defense Mobile Hackathon! Exclusive combat ration data sets, cash prizes, and the opportunity to support American Soldiers.
Closed OnJun 29, 2013
Applications that harness innovation and manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs
Closed OnFeb 01, 2014
We are looking for high temperature polymer matrix composites (PMC) that can be used for Additive Direct Manufacturing (ADM).
Closed OnApr 22, 2013
The winners of MTConnect Challenge 1 have been announced. For information about MTConnect Challenge 2, visit http://mtconnect2.challenge.gov.
Closed OnJun 01, 2013
The Air Force is looking for an economical way to replace this skid-board for their TRIAD humanitarian food delivery system to make it safer
Closed OnApr 12, 2013
Identify Organisms from a Stream of DNA Sequences
Closed OnMay 31, 2013
The Military Health System wants to know, how do we further the MHS's strategic goals by innovating around the Quadruple Aim?
Closed OnJan 17, 2013
Design a system to detect the location of GPS jamming devices.
Closed OnJan 03, 2013
Material processing technologies for the production of core-shell nanoclusters of energetic materials
Closed OnNov 19, 2012
Win $1,000 and have your video seen by thousands at FVAP.gov, while helping service members and American citizens overseas vote absentee.
Closed OnAug 06, 2012
Propose a trustworthy mechanism to distinguish private vs. public information in a massive stream of online information
Closed OnMay 21, 2012
A Dielectric coating and process is required to apply a hot mirror (filter) to a polycarbonate substrate and endure extreme environmental conditions.
Closed OnJun 18, 2012
This Challenge is seeking innovative designs for a transportation device that can be carried into a combat site by a single rescuer and safely evacuate the injured
Closed OnFeb 29, 2012
Removing Surfactants & Emulsions From Fuel
Closed OnMar 12, 2012
DARPA Offers up to $50,000 Prize for Document Reconstruction
Closed OnDec 05, 2011
The Seeker would like to develop a simple system or approach that can be employed with or as a FAST rope to maintain a fast but safe descent rate.
Closed OnDec 16, 2011
A design is required for a prototype transport system that can carry 2 passengers a distance of more than 60 kilometers over extremely rugged terrain at night.
Closed OnNov 15, 2011
Creative business plan concepts are required for the formation of interdependent and flexible partnerships between Government, Industry & Academia.
Closed OnOct 01, 2011
Crowdsourcing for UAV Innovation
Closed OnJan 07, 2012
The Department of Defense challenged the public to design a kit for use in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) situations.
Closed OnAug 15, 2011
A $1 million challenge to energize the development of new science and math programs as part of a Navy-wide educational initiative
Closed OnJun 17, 2011
Cyber Quest is a fun and challenging online competition allowing participants to exhibit their ability to identify weaknesses in a virtual network and to answer questions related to their findings.
Closed OnMay 02, 2011
We are looking for a design of a shooter locator that can detect any small arms fire within a fraction of a second and pinpoint its source accurately (within a few meters) within a few seconds
Closed OnMay 03, 2011
We are looking for an alternative way to drop large amounts Humanitarian packages from an aircraft into populated areas with no danger of falling objects causing harm to those on the ground
Closed OnMay 03, 2011
A system is desired that can determine approximate age (adult, teen, child) and gender of small groups of people at a distance. This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
Closed OnMay 03, 2011
The Seeker is looking for an affordable means of stopping an uncooperative fleeing vehicle without permanent damage to the vehicle or harming any of the occupants.
Closed OnMay 03, 2011
Win up to $10,000, Support the Warfighter
Closed OnMar 04, 2011
The Federal Voting Assistance Program announces their Voting Poster Contest to promote absentee voting by Uniformed Services members, their families, and U.S. citizens living abroad.
Closed OnApr 11, 2011
The Federal Voting Assistance Programs 2011 Slogan Contest promotes absentee voting by the Uniformed Services, their families, and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.
Closed OnApr 09, 2011
As part of an ongoing shift to a more participatory Web, NDU Press is launching a holiday scavenger hunt. The site will be littered with clues and hidden easter eggs during this two-part challenge.
Closed OnDec 22, 2010
$50,000 prize offered for the most accurate predictive model
Closed OnDec 07, 2010
An open challenge to the world to create the most innovative and interactive solutions in virtual environments.
Closed OnDec 11, 2012
Students: Write an original scientific or technical information paper and win a free trip to the 2011 Defense Technical Information Center Conference in Alexandria, VA
Closed OnFeb 08, 2011
Help digital forensic examiners solve real-world challenges and develop new investigative tools, techniques, and methodologies. Solutions due before 1 Nov 2013!
Closed OnNov 01, 2013
Win up to $100K for compelling solutions to current U.S. Navy and Marine Corps mission needs. Submit your ideas at the Naval Science & Technology Partnership Conference, November 8-10, 2010.
Closed OnNov 11, 2010