Find Innovation Challenges
Find commercial opportunities being offered as Innovation Challenges by both industry and government!
There are currently fifteen (15) challenges open for application and thirty-six (36) challenges recently closed.
Priority Investment Program (PIP)
PIP aims to enable collaboration between the ACT Government, industry, research and the tertiary sectors to attract investment and grow established and emerging priority sectors of Canberra’s economy. The PIP will initially target the priority sectors of cyber security, space, defence, renewable energy, agri-technology and plant sciences, healthy and active living and education, where Canberra has known and established strengths to capitalise on the rapidly growing global opportunities.
- Open until: 21st December 2018
- Posted by: The ACT Government
- Anticipated funding: A$9,700,000
The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019
How can your innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?
- Open until: 11th January 2019
- Posted by: Cisco
- Anticipated funding: $3000,000
Recycling in Space: Waste Handling in a Microgravity Environment
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seeks proposals for technologies and systems that will, in a microgravity environment, store & transfer logistical mission waste to a thermal processing unit for decomposition. The components will improve the environmental footprint of future human spacecraft. NASA is interested in proposals for all technologies capable of meeting the desired performance criteria and proposals from all qualified respondents, including university students.
- Open until: 16th January 2019
- Posted by: NASA
- Anticipated funding: A$15,000
The Advanced Microelectronics Prototype and Design Challenge
Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), in partnership with AFWERX Vegas, is launching the Advanced Microelectronics Prototype and Design Challenge. The challenge seeks successfully designed and silicon-validated Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and System on a Chip (SoC) solutions using advanced process technology nodes.
- Open until: 22nd January 2019
- Posted by: The United States Air Force (USAF)
- Anticipated funding: $10,000,000
The Google AI Impact Challenge
Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.
- Open until: 22nd January 2019
- Posted by: Google AI
- Anticipated funding: $25,000,000
Transform the Future of Self-Care
GSK Consumer Healthcare is on a mission to “Transform the Future of Self-Care” to enable consumers to do more, feel better and live longer.
- Open until: 31st January 2019
- Posted by: GlaxoSmithKline
- Anticipated funding: A$50,000
Activity in Extended Videos Prize Challenge
The Activity in Extended Videos Prize Challenge (ActEV-PC) seeks to encourage the development of robust automatic activity detection algorithms for an extended video. ActEV-PC is operated by NIST and sponsored by IARPA. Challenge participants will develop activity detection and temporal localization algorithms for 18 activities that are to be found in extended videos. These videos contain significant spans without any activities and intervals with potentially multiple concurrent activities. Activities must be detected and localized temporally. ActEV-PC will contain two phases – an open leaderboard evaluation (Phase 1) and an independent ActEV prize evaluation (Phase 2).
- Open until: 28th February 2019
- Posted by: National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Anticipated funding: A$25,000
Consider Corn Challenge II
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is seeking game-changing new uses for field corn.
- Open until: 20th March 2019
- Posted by: The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)
- Anticipated funding: $150,000
2nd Open Data Challenge for Public Transportation in Tokyo
The contest calls for new applications and ideas using open data of public transportation and open data from other sources.
- Open until: 31st March 2019
- Posted by: Association for Open Data of Public Transportation
- Anticipated funding: ¥1,000,000