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Challenges

Open challenges designed to spur innovation

Access Cities Challenges

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

cat-icon Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen, Denmark

Code and Response challenge

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

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

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

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