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Award: $500,000 total prize pool
The FDA is calling on America’s innovators to submit concepts applying cutting-edge techniques to achieve revolutionary improvements in the speed of the FDA’s detection methods for Salmonella in produce.
Award: £35,000 in total
The InnoApps Hackathon is the place for young European and Chinese developers to join teams & create innovative smart city apps!
Techsurge Startup Challenge is the most ambitious entrepreneur prize and accelerator program.
Help commuters in the world’s largest city. Submit commuter-focused software for residents of Shanghai and beyond.
Award: $5,000 - $10,000
Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.”
Award: Total of $5,000,000
The Knight Cities Challenge is seeking new ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.
From 20 May to 15 November 2014, innovators and developers from all around the world are invited to submit – free of charge - innovative IoT / M2M solutions that have the potential to become real marketable products in the categories of Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Connected Home.
Award: $200,000 in prizes
The WT Innovation World Cup is the worldwide leading innovation competition in the area of wearable technologies.
The Zambezi Prize raises awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourages the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advances entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity.
Award: Up to $150,000
The Health Acceleration Challenge is looking for proven ideas that have the potential to do great things for the US health care delivery system.
Pera Technology is searching for small and medium sized Manchester engineering and manufacturing firms that are seeking finance to develop new product and process ideas.
The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience.
Award: Cash prizes totalling 6,500 €
HYVE’s new Engineering Contest, launched on October 1st invites all engineering enthusiasts interested in solving complex technical challenges. The contest aims to generate new, innovative ideas for clutch systems. Join the community and win great prizes!
The challenge asks teams of graduate-level medical, post-docs, business students as well as seasoned entrepreneurs to create strategic business plans and launch startups to develop and commercialize 16 unlicensed brain-related inventions.
Every day, in extreme heat and humidity, health care workers are performing life-saving tasks to stop the spread of the virus. Health care workers need new tools to win this fight.
Submit solutions that help people connect to multiple modes of transportation easily in geographically complex cities like Chongqing.
A client is seeking an ingredient that will help with controlling vertebrate pests in New Zealand including brushtail possums, rabbits, and ship rats.
The Boca Bearing Company is giving away over $10,000 in cash and prizes as part of their 2014 Boca Bearing Innovation Contest.
Award: £10 million
£10 million will be awarded to the team that can demonstrate in Scottish waters a commercially viable wave or tidal energy technology that achieves a minimum electrical output of 100GWh over a continuous 2 year period using only the power of the sea and is judged to be the best overall technology after consideration of cost, environmental sustainability and safety.
Award: Up to $10,000
The Clean Tech Competition challenges students to "Feed the World" by developing an innovative solution to a food-related problem which impacts lives. This is a unique global initiative open to international students for a chance to win prizes up to $10,000.
The Imagine Cup Innovation Competition is a global contest for the best new innovative software.
The $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source scalable software solution that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
Inviting contestants from 33 countries to compete for cash prizes worth up to $85,000 USD.
For the Problems 2015 Challenge, we are asking professionals to create an innovative way to improve how trains are operated, managed, built, used, etc. Must be at least 2000 words, with supporting documentation if needed. $1000 cash prize for the winner.