Scientific discovery

Breakthroughs in science and technology are built on years, if not decades, of investment in foundational science. We partner with our clients to design programs that dramatically accelerate the science and increase funding, ultimately resulting in transformative impacts on society.
Scientific discovery

Our Work

Neuromod Prize seeks groundbreaking uses of peripheral nerve stimulation

$9.8 million prize competition aims to accelerate the development of targeted neuromodulation therapies.

LymeX Diagnostics Prize to launch this spring

Kicking off a multiyear competition to accelerate development of Lyme disease diagnostics.

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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