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Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

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A first-of-its kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum.

Closed OnApr 30, 2018
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Detecting Leaks and Flaws in Water Pipelines – Stage 1

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Can you help us detect leaks and flaws in water pipelines?

Closed OnMay 07, 2018
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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. Throughout the year,  Reclamation launches 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. We are seeking bright and creative minds with great ideas that will help us solve critical water problems. For information for current and upcoming competitions, Examples of Successful Reclamation Competitions to Date Reduction to Practice Challenge: Sub-Seasonal Forecast Rodeo 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 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 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 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 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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Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Stage II

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Empower real-time nutrient data to transform decision-making.

Open UntilJan 31, 2019
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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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Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

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Seeks solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach people affected by conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

Closed OnApr 12, 2018
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2018 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge

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Skyrocket your green idea!

Closed OnApr 03, 2018
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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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Disguised Faces in the Wild Competition

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Face recognition with disguise variations

Closed OnMay 01, 2018
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2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge

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Support clinicians, practices and health systems with improved hypertension control

Closed OnApr 06, 2018
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UG2 Prize Challenge

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Bridging the Gap Between Computational Photography and Visual Recognition

Closed OnApr 15, 2018
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Fishackathon

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Join a global effort to protect life in our waters, make fisheries and aquaculture more sustainable, and preserve our planet’s future.

Closed OnFeb 11, 2018
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Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

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Can you create a method to predict future geopolitical outcomes that is better than current state-of-the-art methods?

Open UntilSep 07, 2018
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NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020: Reduction to Practice (3-D ROC 2020)

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Build your vision of the future

Open UntilMar 02, 2020
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American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) Prize Competition

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Use DOE's manufacturing fundamentals training to turn transformative energy technologies into manufacturing realities.

Closed OnApr 10, 2018
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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is at the center of creating the clean energy economy today. EERE leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to develop and deliver market-driven solutions for energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation. Renewable Energy Generation: EERE plays a key role in advancing America’s “all of the above” energy strategy, leading a large network of researchers and other partners to deliver innovative technologies that will make renewable electricity generation cost-competitive with traditional sources of energy. Energy Saving Homes, Buildings and Manufacturing: EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions, which helps make our country run better through increased efficiency—better plants, manufacturing processes, products, new homes, ways to improve older homes, and buildings in which to work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Sustainable Transportation: EERE manages a portfolio of electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and clean domestic fuels to open up cost-effective opportunities to reduce our oil dependence, avoid pollution, and create jobs designing and manufacturing better cars, trucks, and petroleum alternatives. Learn more on EERE’s website.

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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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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; www.nist.gov) is a non-regulatory Federal agency within the United States Department of Commerce. Founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major handicap to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies—nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair—to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.  

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ARIAC

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

Closed OnMay 17, 2018
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; www.nist.gov) is a non-regulatory Federal agency within the United States Department of Commerce. Founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major handicap to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies—nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair—to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.  

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The Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight and Payload Challenge

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Increase UAS flight time and versatility

Closed OnJan 29, 2018
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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.   Just Launched May 2018 – The Unlinkable Data Challenge This competition is about creating new methods, or improving existing methods of data de-identification, in a way that makes de-identification of privacy-sensitive data sets practical. A first phase hosted on HeroX will ask for ideas and concepts, while later phases executed on Topcoder will focus on the performance of developed algorithms. This challenge launched on the PSCR Challenge.gov site May 1, 2018. Look for the PSCR The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy to showcase your skills and be recognized in industry! Registration information can be found on the HeroX website, https://www.herox.com/UnlinkableDataChallenge About PSCR: Our PSCR laboratories provide research, development, testing, and evaluation to foster nationwide communications interoperability. Drawing on critical requirements provided by public safety practitioners, the PSCR program provides insight to wireline and wireless standards committees developing standards for voice, data, image, and video communications. Housed within the Department of Commerce Labs in Boulder, Colorado, the PSCR program is a joint effort between NIST CTL and NTIA ITS. The very successful research performance of the joint effort has earned two Department of Commerce Gold Medal awards, the highest honor granted by the Department, as well as two Silver and two Bronze Medal awards. Overview of PSCR Open Innovation 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 Public Safety Mission Critical Voice – Direct Mode, Push-to-Talk, LMR to LTE, and more User Interface/User Experience – measurements and standards in virtual, immersive, and augmented reality and devices Public Safety Analytics – analytic technologies to accurately and securely create robust tools that reduce time for first responders Security – enhancements in cybersecurity for mobile apps, wearable devices, UICC over-the-air, and more Resilient Systems Projects – highly mobile deployed networks, deployables-broadband demonstration network The Challenge programs will continue over the next five years, so check back often. To interact with us: 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 at PSprizes@nist.gov  

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