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Apps for the Environment

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The EPA challenged the public to find new ways to use and deliver EPA data in an app.

Closed OnSep 17, 2011
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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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Sponsoring Scholars in Science

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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
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No description found for this agency

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State of the Environment “Locations” Photo Challenge

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Calling all photographers! Based on the 1970s Documerica collection of environmental photos, we're "challenging" you to submit a new photo you took showing how that location looks today.

Closed OnJan 01, 2014
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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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2011 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings

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Teams from 245 commercial buildings are in a head-to-head competition to see who can reduce their energy use the most!

Closed OnAug 31, 2011
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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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Healthy Swimming Video Contest

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The CDC challenged the public to create videos in order to promote healthy swimming and help prevent recreational water illnesses.

Closed OnJul 05, 2011
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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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GREAT10: The GRavitational lEnsing Accuracy Test

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Help us measure the shapes of distant galaxies to determine the content of the Universe

Closed OnSep 03, 2011
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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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2011 Cyber Quests Competition

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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
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No description found for this agency

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Apps for Communities

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Making local public information more personalized, usable, and actionable for all Americans.

Closed OnOct 04, 2011
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National Natural Landmarks Program Photo Contest

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Calling all photographers! Submit your favorite National Natural Landmark site photos to highlight and illustrate our Nation's diverse and scenic natural heritage.

Closed OnJul 01, 2011
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No description found for this agency

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Intelligent Transportation Systems Video Challenge

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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) help make transportation safer, faster, and environmentally friendly. Grab a video camera and show us how ITS is improving transportation in your community!

Closed OnJul 01, 2011
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No description found for this agency

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Humanitarian Air Drop

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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
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No description found for this agency

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Design and simulation of an accurate shooter-locator

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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
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No description found for this agency

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Vehicle Stopper

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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
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No description found for this agency

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Remote Human Demographic Characterization

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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
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Service Impact Award

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The Corporation for National and Community Service seeks nominations that exemplify the best in national and community service in the key issue areas of the Serve America Act and disaster services.

Closed OnApr 26, 2011
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