List of online Innovation and Invention Challenges, Grand Challenges, Contests, and Competitions from around the world, all with Cash Awards and Prizes.
Small-particle experts, or those well-versed in the mining industry and/or wastewater management are needed to develop a new or innovative mechanism to improve the efficiency of silt removal from chrome ore.
The level of corrosion in the seeker's plant is extremely high, and the challenge is to discover different paint or painting methods, AND a suitable grade steel that can withstand a highly corrosive atmosphere.
Computer Science and Communications experts are invited to submit their detection, alert, and alarm ideas to help prevent derailment due to gap formation between the main rail and switch rail due to human error.
Engineers with an interest in thermodynamics are encouraged to submit ideas on environmentally friendly, easier to access, and safer alternatives to current pipe inspection techniques.
This challenge is looking to tackle the opioid crisis through innovative approaches. Creative solvers with ideas on how to integrate solutions from the 4 other NCATS challenges into a single platform are needed!
Pharmacologists are needed to design biological assays that replicate the effectiveness of existing drugs that treat addiction and that can be used in predictive risk assessments of new drugs for addiction recovery.
This challenge is seeking Chemistry portal designers/Drug Discovery researchers who have ideas on how to utilize data for development of novel chemistries of relevance to the treatment of pain and opioid use disorder.
This challenge tackles two important concerns: work safety and product waste. Solvers with solutions to the current dangerous method of cleaning remnant coal in wagons are encouraged to apply!
This challenge is seeking solutions from innovative designers who specialize in airborne hazards. The goal is to create a portable, in your pocket device to allow individuals a safe exit from an oxygen-deficient area.
Database Designers with an interest in pharma, big data, and chemistry are invited to submit their innovative ideas for an open-source database for pain drugs and treatments for addiction.
AI experts are needed to develop clever algorithms to predict the adoptability of pets, to be adapted into AI tools that will help animal shelters to improve their pet profiles in order to increase their chances of finding a home.
This challenge stems from the DoD's need for new designs for Microelectronics solutions using advanced process technology nodes that can improve the features of a product while maintaining the integrity of critical systems.
This challenge hopes to provide affordable, sustainable, solar-reflective cool roofs to developing countries. Entrepreneurs with idea for cooling technologies are required to help improve conditions for heat-stressed communities.
This challenge tackles the heartbreaking reality of undernutrition and the toll it takes on children worldwide. Innovative solutions from humanitarians are required that improve the access, quality and accountability of public services.
This contest is to award innovative projects about the internet that propose actions in areas such as accessibility, security, privacy, ecological impact, ethics, or any other topic that empowers internet users and an improved network.
The search is on for creative solutions from engaged entrepreneurs for better designed digital identification systems for citizens in developing countries, to help further protect privacy and allow them authority over their personal data.
This challenge seeks to improve crop yields and reduce waste in small farming communities. The quest is to identify new solutions using advanced manufacturing technologies and/or products from innovative inventors.
This international design ideas competition is asking participants to create an open space for the Multihalle Mannheim, so people can come together for the enjoyment of sports and leisure activities.
For more than 30 years art and nature have been combined at Arte Sella, Trentino. With a recent natural disaster having caused significant damage, the challenge is to design a system of works to encourage people back to this incredible site.
This ideas challenge asks participants to submit their most ingenious solutions for saving energy at United States manufacturing facilities.
The National Corn Growers Association invites proposals for new uses of field corn as a feedstock for producing sustainable chemicals with quantifiable market demand.
Often working tirelessly in the background, 3D Printing plays an intricate role in industrial manufacturing processes. This annual global challenge asks true visionaries to push the envelope and bring 3D printing forward to become the main focus.
This international nonprofit challenge has been established to accelerate the improvement of patients lives through innovative medical technology. All medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies are invited to participate.
This exciting marathon challenge asks mathematicians and data scientists to design and launch their own synthetic data generation algorithms and compete against other algorithms to offer proof that theirs can satisfy differential privacy.
World Vision invites imaginative innovators to take part in this challenge designed to help communities in the Philippines improve their waste management. The goal is to develop a business model that can turn this waste into resources.
The cost of living in Rome has become exceedingly difficult for residents. Focusing on more affordability and better inclusion, the goal of this challenge is to bring back the concept of collective living spaces in Rome's city centre.
Cost reduction, increases in efficiency, sustainability, quality control and compliance are the core focus of this technology challenge. Whether an entrepreneur, a student, a leader or innovator, if you have genius ways to improve these areas of the construction industry you are invited to participate.
Disrupt current residential cooling practices with your most creative technology innovations! This challenge asks you to design an environmentally conscious cooling system that can replace current residential air conditioning systems.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is seeking new opportunities in the following three Challenge Topics: Digital Health, At-Home Diagnostics, and Formulation Technologies.
The scope of possible applications for extruded aluminum is often missed by industry experts. This challenge invites imaginative students to create a product or system using this versatile material as a solution to a design problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.