Reducing Veteran suicides

Mission Daybreak, a $20 million grand challenge from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is an opportunity to serve those who have served.

Learn more about the challenge.

Accelerating the development of Lyme disease diagnostics

The LymeX Diagnostics Prize aims to develop diagnostics that can accurately detect active Lyme disease infections in people.

Learn more about the competition

Closing the STEM achievement gap

Luminary Labs will design and produce the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges on behalf of the Institute of Education Sciences.

Read the announcement

Designing a national challenge to inspire transformational STEM learning experiences

How CTE Mission: CubeSat brought space missions to high schools

Read the case study

Advancing bioelectronic medicine

The Neuromod Prize aims to bridge the gap between early-stage research and clinical use, bringing innovative neuromodulation therapies to patients.

Learn more about the competition

Piloting novel approaches to skills-based distance learning

Rural Tech Project finalist teams are implementing and iterating new STEM education programs.

Meet the teams

Incubating a national cybersecurity teacher professional development initiative

How CTE CyberNet strengthened cybersecurity education in high schools

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Exploring and developing innovative approaches to enhancing education

Luminary Labs awarded ED ARPA contract by the U.S. Department of Education.

Learn about the contract

Advancing artificial organs

KidneyX announced Phase 1 winners in the Artificial Kidney Prize.

Meet the winners

Redefining fast, accurate drug detection

How the Opioid Detection Challenge used open innovation to advance new hardware solutions.

Read the case study

Using open innovation to source unexpected solutions

How MagQuest embraced the benefits of prize competitions to meet a mission-critical challenge.

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Thought Leadership

Lab Report

News, analysis, and timely truth-telling.

Investing in sustainable systemic change

A conversation with inclusive economic development advisor Christine Curella.

Spring 2022 event insights

Connecting the dots across conference conversations on health data, adult education, cybersecurity workforce development, technology, and equity.

Meet the newest members of our team

Three new Luminaries bring a range of expertise to groundbreaking health and education initiatives. 

Select Clients

We serve as thought partners to leaders tasked with going beyond business as usual. When it’s time to execute, we help make it real.


  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene
  • Janssen
  • Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi


  • Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
  • Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Humanity United
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Schmidt Futures
  • Siegel Family Endowment


  • NASA
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration