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Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

March 6, 2017|

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Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish.

Michigan’s global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a […]

Four inspiring innovations which help reduce child deaths in developing countries share $1 million prize from GSK and Save the Children

February 25, 2016|

GSK Logo 2014The Healthcare Innovation Award is a major initiative within  a five-year partnership to help save one million child lives. GSK and Save the Children today revealed the winners of their third annual US$1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, which recognizes innovations from developing countries that are helping to reduce deaths among children under five. A paperless immunization records system […]

S&T Announces NBAF Prize Competition Winners

February 8, 2016|

state department logoDHS announced the winners of their second Challenge with InnoCentive – NBAF Think and Do Challenge! Today I congratulate the winners of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Think and Do Challenge. With this challenge, our second prize competition under the America COMPETES Act, we provided another opportunity for America’s thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs to get involved […]

Reclamation Selects Six Fish Tracking Ideas in Inaugural Prize Competition

January 7, 2016|

US DOI LogoWASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has selected six ideas out of 22 submitted for its “New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection” prize competition. Four out of the six submissions fully qualified under the prize competition guidelines and will receive a shared total of $20,000. Reclamation currently supports many projects to track and count fish at its projects […]

IARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge

September 10, 2015|

National Intelligence LogoIARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), today announced the winners of its speech recognition challenge, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE). The winning teams from the Johns Hopkins University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, the Institute for Infocomm […]

GSK and Save the Children launch 2015 call for developing country healthcare innovations to reduce child deaths

July 15, 2015|

GSK Logo 2014GSK and Save the Children launch 2015 call for developing country healthcare innovations to reduce child deaths. The $1M award is part of an ambitious partnership between GSK and Save the Children which aims to help save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children. This year’s Healthcare Innovation Award seeks entries that demonstrate new approaches […]

Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute Offering More Than $1 Million in Prize Money for Challenge Winners

June 11, 2015|

Epilepsy Foundation LogoJune 11, 2015 – The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute will be awarding more than $1 million for a series of at least three prize challenge competitions. The first challenge, worth $15,000, is looking for creative and viral advocacy campaign submissions that inform and educate patients, families, and the health care community and are aimed at a change […]

NASA Uses Crowdsourcing for Open Innovation Contracts

June 4, 2015|

Crowd Hydrant LogoNASA is turning to the public and crowdsourcing for outside-the-box thinking about human space exploration challenges with a series of 10 new NASA Open Innovation Service (NOIS) Contracts.

The first challenges to be launched under the new contract will seek new algorithms to improve Robonaut’s tool use in novel ways that could take advantage of materials found on […]