Scientific discovery

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Scientific discovery

Our Work

A $100 million initiative to protect our planet

The Bezos Earth Fund launches a Grand Challenge to multiply the impact of climate and nature efforts using modern AI.

The invisible $1 trillion economy

Why you should care about opportunities and innovation happening in space, even if you plan to never leave Earth.

Coming soon: AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge

Luminary Labs to design and produce $100 million Grand Challenge on behalf of Bezos Earth Fund.

Neuromod Prize brings new solutions one step closer to patients

Phase 2 winners invited to conduct IDE-enabling studies in Phase 3.

Enhancing testing for lead in children

The $1 million Lead Detect Prize seeks advanced point-of-care blood lead tests.

Luminary Labs to design and produce Phase 4bc of MagQuest

Final phase of competition will support Phase 3 winners as they deploy nanosatellites and collect geomagnetic data.

LymeX Diagnostics Prize launches Phase 2 accelerator

Phase 1 winners will receive resources and mentorship to nurture development of diagnostics toward FDA review.

Neuromod Prize announces Phase 1 winners

Eight promising neuromodulation breakthroughs.

The frontiers of open innovation

Celebrating the past and envisioning the future of the NASA Tournament Lab.

6 innovators advancing artificial organs

KidneyX announced Phase 1 winners in the Artificial Kidney Prize.

Using open innovation to source unexpected solutions

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

Redefining fast, accurate drug detection

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

Luminary Labs awarded NASA open innovation services contract

Identifying and advancing solutions to the world’s thorniest problems.

Standing up the Tool Foundry accelerator

Expanding access to science by advancing low-cost, high-quality, and easy-to-use tools.

Defining a $77 billion food safety problem

A ‘Goldilocks’ problem statement is the first step toward designing a successful prize competition.

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