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Current Challenges: Open for Solutions

The Amgen Prize: Innovation for Patients with Rare Diseases

Presented with Amgen

How can nonprofits use innovation to improve the journey for patients with rare diseases, from diagnosis to treatment and holistic care?

Supporting Survivors of Modern Slavery Challenge

Presented with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation, and The Anti-Slavery Collective

How can innovators leverage technology to improve and scale resources for survivors of modern slavery?

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Current Challenges: Evaluating Solutions

2024 LEAP Challenge

Eager to demonstrate that your education solution has a positive impact on learners?

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Future: AI-Enabled Assessments Challenge

Funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

How can we use AI to make assessments more personalized, engaging, and predictive for Pre-K to Grade 8 learners in the United States?

Past Challenges

The Trinity Challenge on Antimicrobial Resistance

Presented with The Trinity Challenge

How can data and analytics reduce the impact of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial infections in low- and middle-income communities?

4HerPower Challenge: Innovating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Presented with UNFPA, and Organon

How can young people improve the quality of and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information, commodities, and services?

Cure Xchange Challenge: Health AI for Good

Presented with Cure, and Cure Xchange

How can we responsibly and equitably use AI in health to accelerate basic research, diagnose conditions, develop novel treatments, predict and prevent disease, and lead to better health outcomes and cures?

Truist Foundation Inspire Awards Year 2

Presented with Truist Foundation

What innovative tech-based solution is your nonprofit creating or leveraging to support small business owners in the United States?

The Horizon Prize: 2023

Presented with Horizon Therapeutics

How can we decrease the environmental impact of the rare disease health care space and alleviate burdens for rare disease families?

2023 LEAP Challenge

Presented with Jacobs Foundation

How can education solutions become more evidence-based?

Gender Equity in STEM Challenge

Presented with Tiger Global Impact Ventures

How can girls and women reach their full potential and thrive in STEM education and careers in the United States?

2022 LEAP Challenge: Fellows

Presented with Jacobs Foundation

Interested in applying to be a LEAP Fellow to accelerate education solutions?

2022 LEAP Challenge: Projects

Presented with Jacobs Foundation

Interested in applying to host a LEAP project that will accelerate your organization’s education solution?

The Horizon Prize: 2022

Presented with Horizon Therapeutics

How can we improve the quality of life of people who have been diagnosed with a rare disease?

Novel Measurement for Performance Improvement Challenge

Presented with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

How might we use unconventional methods to measure the improvement of primary health care performance in low- and middle-income countries?

Truist Foundation Inspire Awards

Presented with Truist Foundation

What innovative solutions are nonprofits implementing to provide transformational support to women and BIPOC-owned businesses in the United States?

Accelerator | Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge

Presented with Stand Together Ventures Lab

How can we decrease unnecessary and adverse law enforcement encounters in order to promote community health and well-being in the US?

Octava Social Innovation Challenge

Presented with Octava Foundation, and UBS Optimus Foundation

How can edtech solutions improve learning outcomes for underserved learners in Southeast Asia while being affordable and accessible?

2021 TPrize Challenge

Presented with Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Universidad de los Andes

How can under-resourced populations across Latin America and the Caribbean develop the necessary skills to access good jobs, better opportunities, and overall well-being?

Future of Work in India & Indonesia Challenge

Presented with Caterpillar Foundation

How can workers in India and Indonesia gain the skills they need to participate and prosper in the digital and technology-driven economy of the future?

2021 Digital Workforce Challenge

Presented with ServiceNow

How can historically underserved communities prepare for, access, and prosper in the digital workforce?

Incubator | Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge

Presented with Stand Together Ventures Lab

How can we decrease unnecessary and adverse law enforcement encounters in order to promote community health and well-being in the US?

2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference | April 21-23

Presented with Jacobs Foundation

Education solutions for a post-COVID world

The Horizon Prize: 2021

Presented with Horizon Therapeutics

How can technology help people with rare diseases get the right care faster and more accurately?

2021 Elevate Prize

Presented with The Elevate Prize Foundation

We are looking for leaders, innovators, activists, and risk-takers who are impacting their community every day. Does your work have the potential to elevate humanity and inspire others to act as engines for social good?

The Trinity Challenge

Presented with The Trinity Challenge

How can data and analytics be used to better identify, respond to, and recover from global health emergencies?

Global Surgical Training Challenge

Presented with Intuitive Foundation, and Nesta

How can we create novel, low-cost surgical training modules for surgeons and surgical trainees in resource-constrained settings?

2020 Mission Billion Challenge: WURI West Africa Prize

Presented with World Bank Group, ID4D, and WURI

How can informal sector workers in West Africa more easily participate in social protection programs?

2020 Mission Billion Challenge: Global Prize

Presented with World Bank Group, ID4D, and WURI

This Global Prize seeks solutions that address gender equality and inclusion of vulnerable populations by putting all people at the heart of identification systems.

Reimagining Pathways to Employment in the US Challenge

Presented with Morgridge Family Foundation, New Profit, CSU Global, and IBM

How can workers in the United States attain the knowledge and learn the skills needed to access sustainable jobs and livelihoods in the new economy?

2020 Elevate Prize

Presented with The Elevate Prize Foundation

We are looking for leaders, innovators, activists, and risk-takers who are impacting their community every day! Does your work have the potential to elevate humanity and inspire others to act as engines for social good?

2020 TPrize Challenge

Presented with Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Universidad de los Andes

How can disadvantaged communities design and participate in skills-based and lifelong learning opportunities to create productive and prosperous livelihoods in the 21st century?

2020 Digital Workforce Challenge

Presented with ServiceNow

How can traditionally underserved populations have access to opportunity and fully participate in the technology-enabled and digitally literate workforces of the future?

Rethink Plastics Challenge

Presented with Inter-American Development Bank

How can consumers, businesses, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste?

2019 Mission Billion Challenge

Presented with World Bank Group, and ID4D

How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?

2023 Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge

Presented with Solv[ED]

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community and the world? If your answer is “yes!,” we want to hear about your solution.

2022 Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge

Presented with Solv[ED]

Are you 24 and under and passionate about making a positive impact in your community and the world? If your answer is “yes!,” we want to hear about your solution.

 
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