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Challenges

The challenge model of innovation became popular in recent years due to its perceived effectiveness in spurring innovation. The challenges are usually open to all, in the hopes that the challenge program itself will generate increased interest in the problem area from a variety of potential innovators.

Access Cities Challenges

Access Cities aims to strengthen sustainable urban development in five project cities in four countries.

cat-icon Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ U.S. Mayors Challenge

It is a competition designed to help city leaders think big, be bold and uncover inventive – and, ultimately shareable – ideas that tackle today’s toughest problems.

cat-icon 25 East 78th Street New York, NY 10075

Code and Response challenge

IBM-sponsored challenge for creating and deploying open source technologies to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges

Congressional app challenge

We are Members of the U.S. House of Representatives hosting district-wide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science.

cat-icon 740 15th St. NW Washington D.C.

COVID Challenge Platform

The COVID Challenge Platform is a no-cost clearinghouse to connect healthcare and government agencies to the resources they urgently need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flying High

Flying High is a collaborative engagement with cities, technologists and researchers, regulators, government, public services and citizens to shape the future of urban drone use in the UK to meet local needs.

cat-icon Bradford, London, Preston, Southampton and the West Midland

gigabitDCx

Propose and build apps that advance DC in the areas of city mobility and the environment through the use of gigabit-speed internet.

Idea Generation and the Role of Feedback: Evidence from Field Experiments with Innovation Tournaments

In many innovation settings, ideas are generated over time and managers face a decision about if and how to provide in-process feedback to the idea generators a

Impact Challenge Bay Area 2019

The Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area is an open invitation to organizations across the Bay Area to submit their ideas to address some of the most challenging societal issues facing our community today. The 5 boldest and brightest ideas will be selected to receive $1 million in funding and support from Google.

cat-icon San Francisco, CA, USA

London Civic Innovation Challenge

In partnership with the Social Tech Trust, the Civic Innovation Challenge is calling on tech startups and innovators to develop solutions to London’s biggest challenges.

cat-icon City Hall, London, UK

Microsoft AI for Good Challenge

In the 2020 Microsoft AI for Good Challenge, Australian students in Grades 7-12 are supported by their teachers to learn the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence.

cat-icon Microsoft, Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, USA

Mission Billion Challenge

to surface practical and cost-effective solutions on ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems and empowering users with their data.

cat-icon Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

MTA Genius Transit Challenge

As part of a wide-ranging effort to upgrade the subway system’s capacity and reliability, all the winning ideas will be thoroughly vetted and further developed as quickly as possible with future procurements subject to any required MTA Board approval.

cat-icon New York, NY

Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to find technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response.

The Impact of Visibility in Innovation Tournaments: Evidence from Field Experiments

Contests have a long history of driving innovation, and web-based information technology has opened up new possibilities for managing tournaments. One such poss