List of Innovation and Invention Challenges, Grand Challenges, Contests, and Competitions from around the world, all with Cash Awards and Prizes.
Can Artificial Intelligence pose a threat to us? Atos feels it's important to explore the possibility further. With that, the 2019 IT Challenge asks for machine learning solutions that address a sustainability topic.
This year, working in a large metropolitan area of the participants choice, the goal is to use innovative masonry construction techniques to create a high-rise building with a masonry envelope enclosure.
Are you a life science innovator with an incredible idea? Are you a business student who's ready to showcase your talents? Combining innovation and business acumen this challenge is designed to commercialize the latests and greatest life science creations.
In microgravity environments utilizing creative technology is the only option for storing and processing waste materials. Nasa is seeking submissions for new technology to address mission waste storage and transfer for processing.
Shaking up current research strategies for both the diagnoses and treatment of blood cancers is the goal of this challenge. Submissions that force researchers to move in new directions away from current research methods are considered most favourable.
With the social and economic costs of age related neurodegenerative diseases rising every year, there is an immediate need to expedite research for treatment options. What ground breaking approaches can you offer to accelerate treatments?
With the number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids rising, Canada is in an opioid crisis. To help Health Canada and Impact Canada are looking for innovative creations for rapid, easy to read, low cost drug testing devices that require minimal training and little preparation work.
Those commercializing AI research looking to build global companies are welcome to apply for this exciting opportunity for funding, education, access to the latest tools from tech leaders, a chance to work with top industry leaders and more.
With an estimated 88 million people expected to reach the age of 65 or older by the year 2030, this social innovation challenge asks for inspiring and replicable ideas to increase mobility options that will decrease social exclusion and support independent living.
The 8th annual jumpthegap challenge is now open for submissions. An exciting opportunity to showcase your very best ideas for the best bathroom space of the future. What does your future bathroom look like?
For the 3rd year in a row the Timber in the City Challenge invokes creativity and imagination. Using a variety of wood technologies, students have the opportunity to incorporate affordable housing, a community centre and an early childhood centre in their Queens vacant waterfront project.
Structural steel is fast becoming one of todays most widely used building materials. Curved steel is particularly ascetically appealing for architectural design. Working individually or as a team the challenge is to review possible design related issues with todays design and construction applications.
How can the UK ensure it stays relevant and surpasses competition in a post-Brexit World? An increase in industrial robots might be the right answer. Currently lagging behind other countries, our sponsor Semta is looking for discoveries that show how industrial processes can be made more efficient with the use of robotics.
Tackling the well known epidemics of tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases; your challenge is to present solutions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment that will improve overall longevity and quality of life for people around the world.
Rolls Royce would like your ideas for heat waste management. As the sponsor of this challenge they want your creative input on how to reduce heat waste, or how to repurpose it to improve their product performance.
Sports car products and processes have the potential to be used a the wider automobile market. Which ones can you present that will achieve the weight needed for sports cars, but also be advantageous for other vehicles as well?
What does the future of battlefield communication look like? The goal of this unique challenge is to design technology for the future that will allow armed forces personnel to stay highly connected.
Shaping sustainable solutions for minimizing or eliminating the saltwater from tailings piles is one way K+S is hoping to reduce their environmental footprint. This challenge invites all brilliant minds to submit their proposals.
The first of a new series of prize competitions, the goal of this challenge is to help those suffering from kidney failure. Innovative solutions for the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment are being sought.
This online learning challenge is designed to accelerate further understanding of human cells and disease by having participants develop models capable of classifying mixed patterns of proteins in microscope images.
With free mobile education apps, low literacy adults can increase their English skills. Our goal is to get our apps into the hands of these learners. What is the most creative, innovative way you can come up with?
Students of architecture, urban design and planning are asked to tackle a major city's biggest issues, including improvement of public transport infrastructure and a dire shortage of affordable housing.
Data Visualization students with an interest in humanitarian and environmental issues are invited to tell a data-driven story that reveals how at least two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) influence each other.
Creative student and professional designers are requested to submit their breakthrough ideas in ergonomic and sustainable mixed-materials writing desks and dressing tables.
Creative post-doc Chemists are awarded based on the novel discoveries in their theses. These awards are intended to boost young Chemists in their early stages of research.
Offering you a chance to step away from standard architecture, this challenge calls on more than just innovation and beauty. It also asks for designs in sync with the alternative lifestyle of Kalamaja's inhabitants.
More and more communities using other languages are building an online presence. The challenge: develop an application that not only sources foreign language information, but does so based off searches in English.
Industrial environments can be tricky or even hazardous workplaces; especially when inspections need to be completed. The need for a portable ultrasound device with inputs such as audio or visual will improve safety significantly and this ideation challenge asks for just that.
Creative designers and entrepreneurs who are concerned about climate change are wanted for this challenge that looks at urban energy issues and how we can change how we produce, distribute and use energy in five major cities.
The complicated public transportation system of Tokyo needs simplifying. Transportation data is being made open so that creative solvers can submit new applications to this contest in support of this cause.
The National Dairy Council is looking for creative ideas to have consumers consider dairy products for performance food. Students who have insight in consumer trends, marketing and sports are wanted for this contest.
The challenge is to find be technology driven solutions to problems faced by refugees, from communication, education, hygiene and employment. Entrepreneurs with ideas in any of these areas are needed!
This challenge is for people who are interested in data analytics, R-programming and marketing. The goal is to help predict revenue and guide marketing budgets by analyzing Google's customer datasets.
Visionary Architects and Engineers are requested to imagine a pedestrian bridge that connects Moynihan Station with Hudson Yards. The challenge is to make the bridge unique, alluring and appealing for foot travel.
This competition is looking for innovative designers, architects and engineers to reinvent the way skyscrapers are created. The challenge is to incorporate all the connections that the structure has with its environment.
This is a challenge that focuses on the massive humanitarian issue of affordable housing in the United States. Graduate student Designers and Architects are needed to forecast a better solution.
Did you know the weight of plastics in our oceans is estimated to be the same as the weight of the entire world's adult population? Yikes! Bring your most creative and visionary proposals forward to help us find a solution to this urgent situation.
Architects from around the world can bring their innovative approaches with the goal of making Viewpoint of the Fjords a coveted place where visitors and nature meet creating a space for contemplation.
Student Rocketeers are invited to design, build and fly a rocket carrying three raw egg in a capsule to an altitude of 856 feet and return it to ground with the eggs intact within 43-46 seconds.
The search is on for innovative, low cost, engaging, and motivating methods to teach science in school laboratory settings. If you teach science lessons from grade 6 to 12 and have a ground breaking idea Shell and the NSTA want your help.
This challenge calls on you to help the treasured Ohi'a trees of Hawaii. Since 2014 these beautiful trees have been decimated by a fungal disease. Your goal is to offer a low cost solution for both early detection and containment of the fungus.
The Hult Prize is a million dollar leg up for entrepreneurs concerned with the planet's biggest social issues. The most riveting social business idea that challenges one of the world's more dire issues with win the prize!
Future Nobel Prize winners with breakthrough ideas in science and math compete for the top prize in this renowned contest, encouraging imaginative students to pursue their bright ideas and contribute to future research.
Billions have been spent on Alzheimer's research, but what if the cause was as simple as a germ? If you're a research scientist and think it's possible the cause of Alzheimer's could be a simple germ this is a great challenge for you.
Offering bachelor, masters and PhD students internationally an opportunity to showcase their innovative thinking and trailblazing solutions. Including a cash prize the winner will also have an incredible networking opportunity.
If you have struggled with the impacts of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and their impact on work, volunteer or domestic roles EULAR would like you to share your personal experiences with employers and suggest creative ways employers can help facilitate your work the most.
The chosen topic for this years prestigious J.B.Scott Competition is The Protection of the Environment and International Law. Thesis that address any questions applicable to the topic are welcome to be submitted in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.
The goal is to offer inspirational designs and construction that celebrate and showcase the culture of First Nation, Inuit and Metis and enhance both rural and urban communities.
While natural resources are running out our need for them continues to rise. DLR is looking for creative ways to use Earth Observation Data to increase sustainable management these limited resources while encouraging human well being.
When exploring the planet Mars NASA astronauts can't just go next door to borrow a cup of sugar...yet! NASA is offering a cool million to come up with a away to turn carbon dioxide into useful molecules like glucose.
Ready to disrupt the mining industry? We are! We want all out of the box thinkers to bring us exciting and innovative technologies that can revolutionize the way we do mining today.
This three part challenge asks you to bring your business skills to the table. Working with top advisors, you will show how to increase the speed of commercialization on technological discoveries emerging from top institutions in London.
When communities around the world are devastated and in need of rebuilding it gives us an opportunity to design again. Designing a self sufficient community that can thrive and survive if cut off from the outside world is the goal.
Ready, set, race! Are you a coder? Love drones? Maybe you're a gamer? Your challenge is to use an autonomous system to fly a drone though a professional race course without any human interference or prior navigation programming.
The goal is to find synthetic routes to produce industrial quantities of amphiphilic block copolymers that do not contain phosphorus, sulphur and or impurities, halides or metals.
How well do we know consumers? Can we understand them even better? We think we can. If you have an innovation that can generate consumer insights and help with marketing reaserch this is the right challenge for you!
Using a holistic approach and going further than existing solutions, find a creative and affordable solution which can be easily implemented for launching light satellites into low earth orbit (LEO)
Synthetic Fuel could be the way of the future! This contest asks you to build a functional prototype that offers just that - an artificial photosynthesis based system able to produce an alternative synthetic fuel.
Can you help predict critical events in the future? The challenge is to use public sources to develop systems that will automatically predict surprises involving military action, non-violent civil arrest and infectious diseases.
Watersley Sports & Talentpark is looking for a vision with an additional elaboration of one location. The vision and location should focus on several requirements in relation to the design. For the “vision & elaboration” we are looking for an overall plan that focusses on the unity of the terrain, the public space and the branding by architecture.
The ANA Avatar XPRIZE will combine state-of-the-art technologies to demonstrate a robotic avatar that allows an untrained operator to complete a diverse series of tasks, from simple to complex, in a physical environment at least 100km away.