Public engagement is at the heart of Challenge.Gov. The Challenge.Gov program produces events to highlight specific challenges hosted on the platform and provide opportunities for members of the public to learn more about federal open innovation. Federal agencies host events to highlight their challenges and prize competitions.
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February 27, 2024
Federal Approaches to Public Engagement with Science
A Spotlight Chat Featuring the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Data Explorer
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) is a community-based network of volunteers working together to measure and map precipitation. The new CoCoRaHS Data Explorer is a user-friendly online tool that provides observers and other users easy access to the 69+ million daily precipitation reports collected by volunteers. The tool uses innovative visualization products that allow anyone to explore the data. NOAA’s Office of Education supported development of the tool through the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University.
February 27, 2024
3:00 - 3:45 pm ET
February 22, 2024
Tech Hiring Professional Training and Development Program
Challenge Chat Live Q&A
Spur innovation in the training and development of federal hiring professionals
On February 22, participants met the Tech Hiring Professional Training and Development Program team for a live facilitated Q&A.
January 18, 2024
Innovation Challenge to Prevent Human Trafficking Among Women and Girls
Challenge Chat Live Q&A
Call for innovative and preventive solutions to human trafficking among women and girls.
On January 18, participants met the Innovation Challenge to Prevent Human Trafficking Among Women and Girls team for a live facilitated Q&A.
Watch this short informational video to learn more.
December 4-7, 2023
FDA Digital Transformation Symposium
The FDA’s Office of Digital Transformation hosted a symposium to discuss the newly released FDA Information Technology (IT) Strategy for Fiscal Years 2024-2027. This discussion included details about FDA’s leadership, business objectives, and innovations, followed by two Vendor Days that focus on topics relating to FDA's IT contracts.
Learn more about the FDA Digital Transformation Symposium.
November 8, 2023
White House OSTP Year of Open Science Recognition Challenge Chat
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with federal agencies participating in a Year of Open Science, invite researchers, community scientists, educators, innovators, and members of the broader public to share stories of how they’ve advanced equitable open science.
This recognition challenge seeks to spotlight the stories and teams behind projects that have addressed a particular challenge or advanced a solution, while embodying open science principles and practices.
On November 8, participants met the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Year of Open Science Recognition Challenge team for a live facilitated Q&A.
Check out this short challenge video to learn more.
October 5, 2023
RADx Tech Fetal Monitoring Challenge
The National Institutes of Health launched the RADx Tech Fetal Monitoring Challenge to accelerate the development of diagnostic and monitoring technologies to reduce the risk of fetal morbidity and mortality and thus improve fetal and neonatal health outcomes.
During the webinar, the challenge team shared an overview of the Challenge, background on its impetus and helpful information on the submission process, such as eligibility and evaluation criteria. There was also time for a live question and answer session. Visit the RADx Tech Fetal Monitoring Challenge page to learn more.
September 19-22, 2023
The 9th Annual ED Games Expo
The annual ED Games Expo is a public showcase of “game-changing” education technology (EdTech) innovations developed through programs at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and across government. This event is designed to provide an engaging and meaningful experience for children, students, parents and caregivers, educators, and all stakeholders interested in learning about emerging forms of education-related technologies and the government programs that support EdTech innovation and research. Visit the ED Games Expo page to learn more.
September 21, 2023
Technologists for the Public Good Demo Day
Federal Prize Competitions: Crowdsourcing Innovation
Featuring Jarah Meador
Jarah Meador has been working for years to help the government run successful competitions that spur innovation. She leads the crowdsourcing, citizen science, and prize competition open innovation portfolio at GSA that includes Challenge.Gov and CitizenScience.gov. Jarah shared her insights about the benefits of federal prize competitions and the need for scaling this model in government so that the best ideas can be put to work to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
The Demo Day series allows TPG members and the larger civic tech community to share ground-breaking work and lessons learned. Check out Technologists for Public Good to learn more.
August 15, 2023
ReachU Challenge Chat Q&A
Looking for your ideas!
University and college students, researchers, faculty, and staff: Help us reach YOU!
Where do you look for funding opportunities or chances to win cash prizes?
On August 15, participants met the ReachU Challenge team to learn more about this crowdsourcing campaign.
August 8, 2023
“Making Sense of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Race and Ethnicity Data” – Top Performers
On August 8, participants heard from the top performers from precisionFDA’s "Making Sense of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Race and Ethnicity Data" Challenge.
May 31, 2023
Behavioral Health Equity Challenge Chat Q&A
The Behavioral Health Equity Challenge seeks to identify and highlight innovative outreach and engagement strategies designed by community-based organizations to improve access to behavioral health services for racial and ethnic underserved communities.
On May 31 participants met the challenge team and shared questions.
May 5, 2023
Showcase and Ideas Exchange for Bias in Healthcare AI
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the winners of the bias detection challenge in this virtual event.
May 4, 2023
Career Z Challenge Information Session
The Career Z Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is a $2.5 million multi-phase prize challenge to create and/or enhance high-quality, WBL opportunities in career and technical education (CTE) programs through the expansion of WBL ecosystems.
May 2, 2023
Substance Use Prevention in Primary Care Challenge Chat Q&A
The “Substance Use Prevention Services in Primary Care” Challenge is seeking creative, visionary, and actionable plans for substance use risk screening and prevention. This $100,000 open innovation prize competition is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Challenge will offer up to four awards of up to $25,000 each. On May 2 participants met the challenge team and shared questions.
March 16, 2023
Applied AI Healthcare Challenge Chat Q&A
This event is a unique opportunity for thought leaders, innovators, and technology experts to discuss how artificial intelligence could revolutionize healthcare in the USA and beyond. We will explore AI's innovative potential and its ability to transform how healthcare is delivered.