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

The frontiers of open innovation

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

Luminary Labs to design LymeX diagnostics moonshot

NASA Tournament Lab contract aims to drive breakthroughs in more accurate Lyme diagnosis.

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.

Just launched: KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize

New competition offers $10 million to accelerate artificial kidney development toward human clinical trials.

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.

Students bring space missions to life with CTE Mission: CubeSat

Open innovation challenge puts career and technical education at the center of transformational learning experiences.

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