List of online Innovation and Invention Challenges, Grand Challenges, Contests, and Competitions from around the world, all with Cash Awards and Prizes.
The search is for Materials Scientists with interesting ideas on what to use in place of the EVA foam in Padel raquets. The material must provide similar playing performance but with greater longevity for the sport.
This FinTech challenge seeks innovative technologies and/or diverse business models that focus on improving consumer value and trust in the delivery of financial sector services.
This business granting program provides forward-thinking small to medium sized enterprises with funding to develop and drive innovation for government to public policy and service delivery challenges.
Wanted: Construction entrepreneurs and innovators who have reached the prototype stage in new technology that pushes the needle forward to reinventing the market in the built environment value chain.
Sensor experts and engineers are needed to solve the issue of poor visibility in reversing while towing a trailer. A novel system that can accurately determine trailer angle utilizing the video feed from a rear-facing camera is required.
This challenge is seeking novel and creative methods or technologies to dramatically reduce the cost of installing, operating, and maintaining stream gages in continuous streamflow monitoring compared to current methods.
AI experts, big data gurus and mobile app developers are called upon to help disrupt community health and eliminate health inequities. Options are limitless in this challenge that aims to aid access to the social determinants of health.
This challenge is looking to fund innovative green start-ups with an eye on contributing to a more sustainable future. Awarded ideas will demonstrate contributions to sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.
This challenge is seeking high-voltage experts with novel ideas, or new digital technologies that will improve safety, quality, efficiency and reliability and reduce errors in a current transmission system.
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy affects hundreds of thousands of people living with seizures. This challenge is requesting neurologists to develop specific biomarkers of SUDEP, focusing on the seizures that affect cardiac function.
This challenge is looking for keen architecture, engineering, computer science, and construction management students with ideas for new and emerging technologies that can re-imagine the construction industry.
This challenge seeks to find immediate and accurate underground detection methods or technologies to pinpoint the location of deterioration of oil filled cables prior to or during of the onset of damage.
The challenge is looking for innovative ideas that propose a novel approach to addressing driver distraction and drowsiness by way of influencing road user behaviour to prevent accidents and improve road safety.
This challenge seeks wind energy enthusiasts and designers to develop, and test innovative and disruptive pitch control systems for large floating offshore wind turbines affected by asymmetric and unpredictable wind and wave fields.
MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system.
This contest calls for new applications, such as smartphone apps, Web services and ideas using open data of public transportation and open data from other sources. The goal is to make Tokyo easier to navigate before the 2020 Olympics.
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 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 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.
This ideas challenge asks participants to submit their most ingenious solutions for saving energy at United States manufacturing facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.