Seeker Spotlight: The Nature Conservancy

Posted by Catherine Covington on Feb 1, 2017 4:46:06 PM

The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey, recently launched a Challenge seeking to identify and spur development of technologies to monitor nitrogen concentration in effluent from advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The Challenge has a guaranteed award of $20,000 but up to $55,000 is available for awards. Winners will also have the special opportunity to attend the Sensor Showcase in May 2017. Winning solvers will be able to present their solutions and meet the Seekers and collaborators of this prize competition. We recently spoke with Christopher Clapp from The Nature Conservancy about the Challenge.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

America Makes Announce Winners of Smart Structure Challenge

Posted by Catherine Covington on Jan 19, 2017 1:42:30 PM

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and their Design Research Education of Additive Manufacturing Systems (The DREAMS lab) have been announced as the winners of the America Makes Smart Structure Challenge for their Smart Wing Project – detailed mechatronic devices for use in winds for remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA).

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Topics: Solvers, Challenges, Seekers

Four Challenges Completed in Elanco’s Grand Challenge Program

Posted by Catherine Covington on Jan 11, 2017 12:12:12 AM

The first four Challenges in Elanco’s Alternatives to Animal Antibiotics Grand Challenge Program have now closed, resulting in a combined total of over 550 project rooms and over 100 submissions. One of these Challenges has been withdrawn, while the other three are currently being evaluated by the Elanco team.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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