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Four inspiring innovations which help reduce child deaths in developing countries share $1 million prize from GSK and Save the Children
The 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 […]
It’s not clear when fusion power will pay off, but there’s a way to earn a cool $20,000 in fusion research. And you don’t even have to be a plasma physicist or an energy entrepreneur. All you have to do is make perfect sense out of the data generated by the plasma experiments being conducted by General Fusion […]
DHS 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 […]
WASHINGTON – 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 […]
Imagine that your father was partially paralyzed in an off-road accident in 1974. Now, imagine that you were totally paralyzed from the neck down during an Indy Car test session in 2000. The irony is matched only by the horror of the reality. And, yet, that’s exactly what happened to Sam Schmidt. While his devastating injury […]
IARPA 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 […]
Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute Announces Winners for First of Four Challenges to Help Improve and Save Lives
The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute announced the winners of its first challenge, “Empowering People with Epilepsy.” This was the first of four challenges that will ultimately award more than $1 million in prizes.
GSK and Save the Children launch 2015 call for developing country healthcare innovations to reduce child deaths
GSK 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 – 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 […]
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 […]
Sometime in the 2030s, the not-too-distant future, NASA hopes to send the first manned mission to Mars. That means the space agency has about two decades to solve the many, many problems with a hypothetical mission.