Nine federal programs made the list! Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced the Top 25 Innovations in Government May 1. A winner and four finalists will be revealed this fall. The Washington Post described how Harvard’s review committee selected the finalists and why this is important. Against the tide of talk about sequestration and …
Category Archive: Challenges & Prizes
Innovation challenge and prize competitions. Government problems, public solutions; like those on challenge.gov
There is an ongoing debate among crowdsourcing and app competition organizers about whether to host hackathons virtually or in-person.
We’re seeing success trending with the virtual, especially if you’re looking to engage a global audience. There’s a phenomenal example noted in NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, and some detail about how they used Hackpad to communicate, collaborate, form teams and even announce winners.
Did you know that the idea to build Challenge.gov was hatched 3 years ago this month? A March 8, 2010 memo from OMB’s Jeffrey Zients asked GSA to build a government-wide challenge platform within 120 days, set up a GSA schedule for challenge and competition services, and share best practices to assist agencies in issuing …
Crowdsourcing is a term we all hear a lot. But what is it really? Crowdsourcing is defined as getting a crowd of people to help you with a task. In a time of hiring freezes, it’s a great way to get things done. Instead of hiring staff, use the crowd when you need it. Crowdsourcing …
Challenge competitions around health are ramping up this year, especially around electronic records. The Health Design Challenge asked designers and developers to re-imagine digital health records. This concept is so popular, there are 232 submissions. Peruse the entries and get an idea of who will be awarded a piece of $50,000 in prizes. Winners have already been …