402 Competitions Found

DTN Dashboard Challenge

Help NASA build a Network Monitoring & Management Interface or "dashboard" for non-technical users of a Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN). Non-technical users will not be experts in the inner workings of DTN code, nor will they be experts in how to install and configure DTN using only shell tools and command line instructions. To be useful, the set up, configuration and management of a DTN network needs to be easy for a reasonably competent end user. This challenge will run on Topcoder.com and will ask competitors to design and develop a User Interface that is easy to use, intuitive and provides capabilities to help manage a disruption tolerant network.

Open UntilJul 06, 2015
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Since 2005, NASA has been at the forefront of federal agencies using challenge-driven approaches to meaningfully engage the public in the mission of the Agency. A number of NASA offices, Centers, and Mission Directorates are using challenge-driven approaches to solve a variety of problems. There are several NASA programs, pilots, and activities that design and implement different types of challenges. All current opportunities available to the general public through NASA challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing activities and programs are listed on the NASA Solve website: http://www.nasa.gov/solve/. Use this site as your first stop for information and engagement. We want YOU to get involved! These activities have played an important role in stimulating innovation and helping NASA develop innovative solutions. They offer several unique benefits and can result in a variety of valuable outcomes ranging from NASA’s own immediate use of the solutions, development of new viable aerospace industry vendors and even commercialization of new products. These programs include: NASA’s Centennial Challenges’ Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate directly engages the public at large in the process of advanced technology development that is of value to NASA’s missions and to the aerospace community. Millions of dollars in prizes have been awarded through this program since 2005. NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) helps NASA and other U.S. government agencies collaborate to generate ideas and solve important problems. By using challenges, we can readily increase our creative capacity and reach by tapping into diverse talent from around the world. As a pioneer and active user of open innovation methods and tools, the NASA CoECI provides organizations with cost-effective and complementary means of accomplishing the Agency mission. Follow us on Twitter through @NASASolve and Facebook to stay informed and join the community.

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Wave Energy Prize

The Wave Energy Prize aims to achieve game-changing improvements in the efficiency of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) devices.

Open UntilJun 15, 2015
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Aetna Foundation, HHS, & NHIT Collaborative Innovating for the Underserved Business Plan Challenge

Create innovative approaches to increasing health equity and impacting chronic health issues in underserved populations.

Open UntilJul 22, 2015
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HHS Competes: New Approaches to Problem Solving: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/what-we-do/hhs-competes/ HHS Competes is a fresh approach to solving problems, including implementing new methodologies and mechanisms for spurring innovation, helping agencies to advance their core missions, and providing new acquisition methods. Driven by the America COMPETES Act signed by President Obama in 2011, HHS Competes seeks to make the challenges faced by government and industry transparent by enabling participation from innovators both within and outside of government. To date, every operating and staff division of HHS has participated in a challenge or competition, resulting in over 100 challenges, 2 million dollars in prizes and the formulation of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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CineSpace Film Competition

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by -- and using -- actual NASA imagery through "CineSpace," a new short film competition premiering at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2015.

Open UntilJul 31, 2015
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Since 2005, NASA has been at the forefront of federal agencies using challenge-driven approaches to meaningfully engage the public in the mission of the Agency. A number of NASA offices, Centers, and Mission Directorates are using challenge-driven approaches to solve a variety of problems. There are several NASA programs, pilots, and activities that design and implement different types of challenges. All current opportunities available to the general public through NASA challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing activities and programs are listed on the NASA Solve website: http://www.nasa.gov/solve/. Use this site as your first stop for information and engagement. We want YOU to get involved! These activities have played an important role in stimulating innovation and helping NASA develop innovative solutions. They offer several unique benefits and can result in a variety of valuable outcomes ranging from NASA’s own immediate use of the solutions, development of new viable aerospace industry vendors and even commercialization of new products. These programs include: NASA’s Centennial Challenges’ Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate directly engages the public at large in the process of advanced technology development that is of value to NASA’s missions and to the aerospace community. Millions of dollars in prizes have been awarded through this program since 2005. NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) helps NASA and other U.S. government agencies collaborate to generate ideas and solve important problems. By using challenges, we can readily increase our creative capacity and reach by tapping into diverse talent from around the world. As a pioneer and active user of open innovation methods and tools, the NASA CoECI provides organizations with cost-effective and complementary means of accomplishing the Agency mission. Follow us on Twitter through @NASASolve and Facebook to stay informed and join the community.

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2015 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

SBA is looking for accelerators and incubators with unique ideas to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the United States, and continue building the support structure needed to help start-ups become commercially viable and create jobs more quickly.

Open UntilJun 01, 2015
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Visualizing Nutrients

Use open government data sources to create compelling, innovative, and comprehensible visualizations that inform individuals and communities about nutrient pollution and inspire them to reduce nutrient levels that cause algal blooms and hypoxia in local watersheds.

Open UntilJun 08, 2015
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The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s purpose is to ensure that: — all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; — national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; — federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; — environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; — all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; — environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and — the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment. http://www2.epa.gov/innovation/prize-competitions

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Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

NIBIB is challenging teams of undergraduate students to design solutions to unmet clinical needs.

Open UntilMay 29, 2015
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Tracking & Tracing Books Prize Competition

The Tracking and Tracing Books Prize Competition seeks innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information.

Closed OnApr 01, 2015
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Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings Ideation Challenge

This Ideation Challenge is looking for technology-supported approaches to provide basic education in one or more of the following crisis or conflict situations: Health Crisis, Natural Disaster, and Conflict Zone

Closed OnMar 30, 2015
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Air Force Turbine Prize

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
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DetectaRobo

The FTC is hosting a new data analytic contest, DetectaRobo, during our first hacking event for the National Day of Civic Hacking!

Open UntilJun 07, 2015
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Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back (Qualifying Phase)

We’re challenging tech gurus to create a tool that people can use to block or forward unwanted robocalls automatically to a honeypot.

Open UntilJun 15, 2015
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“Where Am I, Where Is My Team?”

Develop sensors and communication tools to track first responders while they are inside a structure, without the need to establish towers or other devices. The technology must scale and be able to perform well across a variety of indoor environments, current with emerging technologies and techniques.

Closed OnApr 02, 2015
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A Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

Design and produce a wearable device to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time. It should be inconspicuous, low profile, and appealing to the wearer.

Open UntilDec 01, 2015
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Balancing Benefits and Risks in New Payment Systems

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
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