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Hearables Challenge

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Demonstrate solutions that improve hearables' clarity of conversation in noisy settings

Closed OnJun 26, 2017
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Congress established the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.” With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (fiscal year 2016), NSF funds discovery, learning, innovation and research infrastructure to boost U.S. leadership in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education.

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The Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

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The Healthy Behavior Data Challenge will harness this potential and identify feasible alternative options for collecting health-related behaviors in new ways.

Open UntilJan 15, 2018
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Face Recognition Prize Challenge

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Do you have the most accurate unconstrained face recognition algorithm?

Closed OnJun 15, 2017
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CDC’s Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge

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Explore connections between the environment and health.

Closed OnJun 23, 2017
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Proving The Potential: A Health Data and Standards CODE-A-THON

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Solve interoperability challenges in healthcare with publicly accessible Internet and health-specific tools.

Closed OnApr 21, 2017
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HHS Competes was established after the signing of the America COMPETES Act, to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. HHS Competes is a way for HHS employees to draw on external talent and ideas to solve critical problems. HHS has sponsored over 100 challenges and awarded 4 million dollars in prizes, leading to the development of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

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Support clinicians, practices and health systems with improved hypertension control.

Closed OnJun 02, 2017
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Xpress Challenge: Machine Generation of Analytic Products

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Uncover natural language processing and AI capabilities to craft intelligence products with national security implications.

Open UntilJul 05, 2017
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CineSpace – NASA Imagery Your Vision 2017

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Filmmakers, share works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery in this short film competition.

Open UntilAug 01, 2017
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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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Provenance Challenge

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Identify the current capabilities and methods used by industry to convey the provenance of health data as it is used to support clinical care.

Closed OnMay 22, 2017
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HHS Competes was established after the signing of the America COMPETES Act, to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. HHS Competes is a way for HHS employees to draw on external talent and ideas to solve critical problems. HHS has sponsored over 100 challenges and awarded 4 million dollars in prizes, leading to the development of many novel solutions to address complex problems.

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Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge

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Sensor system to measure air pollution during wildland fires

Open UntilNov 22, 2017
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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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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
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Welcome to PSCR’s prize page. We are the public safety communications research division of NIST and our office develops the technology standards for devices and systems that are used by 60,000 agencies and 5 million first responders. It is April 2017 and we’ve launched with two EXCITING and CHALLENGING competitions! Virtual Reality Test Environment Challenge with up to $50,000 in prizes for ideas around how to design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies: Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies. and $35,000 in prizes for developing the best possible indoor localization and tracking app for Android smartphones. NIST data is available to competitors and finalists will be able to demonstrate their solutions at a live event at the Gaithersburg campus this year. Location based services are a critical technology area for helping first responders. This is one step among many that we expect to address in the coming years. Overview of PSCR Prize Program: We invite you to participate in prize competitions to drive innovation and advances in the following areas: Location Based Services (LBS) – 3D Indoor mapping, proximity services, 1-meter accuracy, and more Mission Critical Voice – Direct Mode, Push-to-Talk, LMR to LTE, and more User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX), with a focus on measurements and standards in virtual, immersive, and augmented reality and devices Data Analytics   Also in 2017, we expect to launch a creative video challenge for program promotional materials. They will tell the stories of why these technologies are critically important to the 320 million Americans who need timely and effective responses to emergencies and disasters. It will be posted here on Challenge.gov and on Tongal.com. The programs will continue over the next five years, so check back often. To interact with us: You can sign up for our email list and get alerts and news. Post a comment or question on the discussion board. Register here at Challenge.gov through the “Follow agency” orange button on the top right of this page, and we’ll keep you posted on the latest launches, news, and winners. There’s also a “public safety” interest choice on the sign-up form. Email the program office: PSprizes@nist.gov  

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Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal Performance

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Develop a new material or installation method for an improved building wall assembly

Closed OnJun 11, 2017
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PerfLoc Prize Competition

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

Open UntilAug 17, 2017
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Welcome to PSCR’s prize page. We are the public safety communications research division of NIST and our office develops the technology standards for devices and systems that are used by 60,000 agencies and 5 million first responders. It is April 2017 and we’ve launched with two EXCITING and CHALLENGING competitions! Virtual Reality Test Environment Challenge with up to $50,000 in prizes for ideas around how to design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies: Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies. and $35,000 in prizes for developing the best possible indoor localization and tracking app for Android smartphones. NIST data is available to competitors and finalists will be able to demonstrate their solutions at a live event at the Gaithersburg campus this year. Location based services are a critical technology area for helping first responders. This is one step among many that we expect to address in the coming years. Overview of PSCR Prize Program: We invite you to participate in prize competitions to drive innovation and advances in the following areas: Location Based Services (LBS) – 3D Indoor mapping, proximity services, 1-meter accuracy, and more Mission Critical Voice – Direct Mode, Push-to-Talk, LMR to LTE, and more User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX), with a focus on measurements and standards in virtual, immersive, and augmented reality and devices Data Analytics   Also in 2017, we expect to launch a creative video challenge for program promotional materials. They will tell the stories of why these technologies are critically important to the 320 million Americans who need timely and effective responses to emergencies and disasters. It will be posted here on Challenge.gov and on Tongal.com. The programs will continue over the next five years, so check back often. To interact with us: You can sign up for our email list and get alerts and news. Post a comment or question on the discussion board. Register here at Challenge.gov through the “Follow agency” orange button on the top right of this page, and we’ll keep you posted on the latest launches, news, and winners. There’s also a “public safety” interest choice on the sign-up form. Email the program office: PSprizes@nist.gov  

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Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge 2017

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Identify an unmet need or problem in healthcare and develop a working solution to it.

Closed OnMay 31, 2017
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Estimating Reservoir Water Storage

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Can you tell us how much water is stored behind dams?

Closed OnMay 22, 2017
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Welcome to the Bureau of Reclamation‘s Water Prize Competition Center on Challenge.gov.  We are seeking bright and creative minds with great ideas that will help us solve critical water problems. Launching Winter 2016/17 – Reduction to Practice Challenge: Sub-Seasonal Forecast Rodeo – Beat NOAA About: Reclamation and NOAA have teamed up to find solvers willing to submit forecasts of temperature and precipitation for one year, competing in real-time against other teams, as well as official forecasts from NOAA Details: http://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/upcoming/index.html Launching Fall 2016 – Grand Challenge: More Water – Less Concentrate About: As the demand for fresh water increases, the need to develop new water supplies from non-traditional water sources, such as saline (brackish) groundwater and surface water using desalination technologies continues to grow Details: http://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/upcoming/index.html 7/12/2016 Preventing Rodent Burrows in Earthen Embankments About: Asking for ways to stop and prevent rodents from burrowing into earthen embankments of dams, canals, and levees Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/preventing-rodent-burrows-in-earthen-embankments/ Status: Under Evaluation 3/7/2016 Downstream Fish Passage at Tall Dams About: Seeking new ideas for successful and cost-effective downstream passage for migrating juvenile fish to help recover threatened and endangered species such as salmon and steelhead Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/downstream-fish-passage-at-tall-dams/ Status: Awarded 3/7/2016 Detecting Soil Movement in Earthen Embankments About: Soliciting innovative methods for detecting soil particle movement both directly or indirectly and earlier in earthen structures and foundations Details: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/detecting-soil-movement-in-earthen-embankments/ Status: Awarded Throughout the year, we will also launch prize competitions that target specific problems within the following three domains:   Water Availability – Water availability is critical to meeting the needs of a growing population and economy.  Water managers face significant challenges in meeting current and future water demands for agriculture, municipal, industrial, Native American, rural, recreation, power generation, and ecosystem needs. Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration – Protecting and restoring aquatic and riparian environments is vital to ensuring that our watersheds are healthy and able to continue providing water supplies that can meet the multitude of competing uses for water in the arid Western United States. Infrastructure Sustainability – A safe, well-maintained, and reliable inventory of dams, pipelines, hydropower generation facilities, canals, and levees is key to making water available to meet the water needs of the Western United States and our Nation as a whole. The Bureau of Reclamation is an agency of the United States Federal Government with a mission of managing water for multiple uses in the arid Western United States, where elevation and climate are highly variable, ranging from mountains to desert, and floods to droughts.  Ensuring sustainable and ample supplies of water that are able to meet the spectrum of societal and environmental needs is a mission that intersects multiple Federal agencies.  As such, we are collaborating with other agencies to seek your help finding new and better solutions to those critical problems where we have a shared interest and responsibility. Learn more about Reclamation’s prize goals and give your feedback on the Reclamation Research page.

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