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Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge

Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: Erin Lavik, professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland THE CHALLENGE: Launched in June 2017 the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI), sought innovative ideas for a 3-D system that models the cellular organization and function of the human retina. Such artificial retinas could help researchers in their study and understanding ... Continue reading
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Crowdsourcing Takes on a National Public Health Emergency

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On Oct. 26, the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to combat the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin across the nation. During that same week, the number of crowdsourcing competitions on Challenge.gov surpassed 800. What’s the connection? Since 2010, GSA has helped federal agencies crowdsource solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems through Challenge.gov. And one... Continue reading
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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the development of apps to put USDA data into the hands of farmers, researchers, and consumers to help build a more sustainable U.S. food system. Winners were ... Continue reading
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NIST Seeks Futuristic Ideas for Public Safety Communications

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Join us to help inspire Americans everywhere in developing the Public Safety communications technology of tomorrow with a Video series about the #PSprizes Crowdsourcing Competitions. Do you and your team have a creative approach to video design? Can you engage an audience of science and technology solvers through unique messaging and videos? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) team is looking for innovators to develop vi... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Startup in a Day – Dream Big Model

Success Stories: Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Startup in a Day – Dream Big Model PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Project Lead: Frank Aguirre, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Team CHALLENGE: The Startup in a Day Competition - Dream Big Model, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was launched in June 2015. The competition was part of a broader initiative to streamline the permitting and licensing process at the local level for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Wi... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

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MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in June 2016, this challenge sought the development of apps to help consumers collect their health data from different sources in one, easy-to-use produc... Continue reading
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Smart Design, Partnerships Make Data-Driven Farming Prize a Success

Smart Design, Partnerships Make Data-Driven Farming Prize a Success PrizeWire blog post image.
In Nepal, agriculture accounts for 34 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 70 percent of the population. Thus, shifts in weather patterns, soil content, and market prices can easily have ripple effects on the population. To track these variables, satellites, weather stations, governments, and researchers regularly capture agriculture data. Historical information on weather patterns, crop yield and market prices provides valuabl... Continue reading
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