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2016 CDFI Fund Prize Competition

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The CDFI Fund is seeking new ways to increase CDFI Investments in Underserved Rural Communities

Closed OnJul 29, 2016
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Vascular Tissue Challenge

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A first-to-demonstrate challenge to create thick, human vascularized organ tissue surviving 30 calendar days

Open UntilSep 30, 2019
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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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$100,000 for Start a SUD Startup

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The goal of this Challenge is to enable biomedical scientists to test the hypothesis that their research idea can be fostered into a biotech startup

Closed OnSep 16, 2016
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About NIDA https://www.drugabuse.gov/ Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This involves: Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved. Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

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Living Stories Challenge

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Dynamic and easy-to-read version control for everyone

Closed OnJul 15, 2016
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners’ future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them. NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.

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Great Lakes Observing System Data Challenge

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Use technology, open data and innovation to solve Great Lakes problems.

Closed OnAug 15, 2016
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Move Health Data Forward Challenge

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Create an API solution that allows people to authorize the movement of their health data.

Closed OnJan 12, 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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“A Bill You Can Understand” Design and Innovation Challenge

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Help Patients Understand Their Medical Bills and the Financial Aspect of Health

Closed OnAug 10, 2016
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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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Medicare Program – Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Mobile Challenge–PHASE II

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Create a mobile solution to reach 1.2M eligible clinicials

Closed OnOct 15, 2016
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2016 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

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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.

Closed OnJun 03, 2016
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Design a Low-Cost Air Flow Sensor for Residential Ducted HVAC Systems

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DOE's JUMP program and Emerson Climate Technologies are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016
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Seeking Accurate and Stable Humidity Sensor Technologies

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DOE's JUMP program and Clean Energy Trust are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016
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Design a Mean Radiant Temperature Sensor for Integration with Building Robotics’ Comfy Offering

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DOE's JUMP program and Building Robotics are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016
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TechMousso

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Le moment est favorable. Le moment, c'est maintenant. The time is right. The time is now.

Closed OnMay 22, 2016
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http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/gOqCWiSu-4EqECnHF The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results. What is distinctive about MCC? MCC is a prime example of smart U.S. Government assistance in action, benefiting both developing countries and U.S. taxpayers through: Competitive selection: Before a country can become eligible to receive assistance, MCC’s Board examines its performance on independent and transparent policy indicators and selects compact-eligible countries based on policy performance. Country-led solutions: MCC requires selected countries to identify their priorities for achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Countries develop their MCC proposals in broad consultation within their society. MCC teams then work in close partnership to help countries refine a program. Country-led implementation: MCC administers the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). When a country is awarded a compact, it sets up its own local MCA accountable entity to manage and oversee all aspects of implementation. Monitoring of funds is rigorous and transparent, often through independent fiscal agents. MCC forms partnerships with some of the world’s poorest countries, but only those committed to: good governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizens. MCC provides these well-performing countries with large-scale grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth.  MCC grants complement other U.S. and international development programs. There are two primary types of MCC grants: compacts and threshold programs. Compacts are large, five-year grants for countries that pass MCC’s eligibility criteria. Threshold Programs are smaller grants awarded to countries that come close to passing these criteria and are firmly committed to improving their policy performance. What is MCC achieving? MCC has approved over $10 billion in compact and threshold programs worldwide that support country-determined projects in such sectors as: agriculture and irrigation, transportation (roads, bridges, ports), water supply and sanitation, access to health, finance and enterprise development, anticorruption initiatives, land rights and access, access to education. The aggressive implementation of compacts and threshold programs is promoting growth opportunities, opening markets, raising the standard of living, and creating a more prosperous future for some of the world’s poorest people.

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Memorials for the Future

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A design competition to reimagine how we think about, feel, and experience memorials.

Closed OnMay 04, 2016
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Design an Improved Heat Exchanger for Engine-Driven Heat Pumps

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DOE's JUMP program and IntelliChoice Energy are seeking your designs!

Closed OnMay 16, 2016
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