Events & Webinars

Stay up-to-date on HeroX’s upcoming events and new challenges.

Upcoming Events
Challenge Update: Reservoir Sediment Dredging for Long-Term Management webinar

The Western Dredging Association, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and HeroX are thrilled to present an update on the WEDA and WODA working groups on reservoir dredging and five emerging technologies for reservoir sediment removal.

Join us on Wednesday, May 12th at 1pm EST/10am PST as we sit down with the five Phase 1 winners.

The five emerging technologies are Phase 1 winners of Reclamation and USACE’s “Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge.” Each Phase 1 winning team received $75,000 and is advancing their technologies in the hopes of participating in a large-scale demonstration of their system in Phase 3 of the challenge. In total, the Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge will award up to $550,000 in prizes. 

Learn more about the webinar and register here.

Past Events
Crowdsourcing Week Presents: Crowdsourced Innovation & Prize Challenges for Sustainability

How can we prepare today for a better tomorrow? Crowdsourcing Week's upcoming roundtable event discusses sustainability in regards to the future of innovation and utilizing the crowd to make it happen. 

On Thursday, April 15th at 8am PT, HeroX's very own, Christian Cotichini is pleased to be sitting down with the Crowdsourcing Week team as well as our partners at 100%Open & yet2 to chat all things crowdsourcing and innovation sustainability. Missed it? Not to worry, listen to the recording here.

NASA's Lunar Delivery Winners Webinar webinar

Landing on the moon in 2024 and establishing a sustained human presence will be one of the most challenging logistical efforts ever attempted. One of those challenges is how to unload payloads once they arrive at the moon.

NASA reached out to the global crowd of innovators to propose solutions for unloading payloads from lunar landers.

Listen to the recording here

Protecting the Natural Flavor of Catfish Challenge - Winners Webinar webinar

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) sought out to identify methods or technologies capable of reducing or eliminating instances of off-flavor in farmed catfish raised in ponds. 

Join us on Thursday, March 18th, 4pm ET/1pm PT as HeroX and the USDA team sit down with the winners of this challenge! Listen back here.

Learn more about the challenge here.

Beyond the Challenge... Co-developing Innovation Successfully webinar

Join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 9am PST for the next instalment of our Thought Leadership Webinar Series: 

Beyond the Challenge… Co-developing Innovation Successfully

We’ll be sitting down with Michael Docherty, Managing Partner of NextBig, to discuss how both innovation solvers and clients can improve their ultimate results from innovation challenges. Running a successful innovation challenge on HeroX can be rewarding for both parties, but it’s often in follow-on collaboration where things can break down. Whether you’re an individual innovator, or an established enterprise, join us to learn practical, real-world tips for improving your innovation success rates.

If you missed the broadcast be sure to check out the recording here!

Crowdsourcing vs. Tech Scouting | Which One is Better? webinar

Join in for a compare and contrast session with two global leaders setting the pace in the innovation market. This is an opportunity to participate in a conversation with CEOs Christian Cotichini of HeroX and Tim Bernstein of yet2 as they deliberate which approach works best for different innovation challenges. What defines Crowdsourcing vs. Tech Scouting? When would you use one over the other? Would you use them together? Would you use them sequentially? From both the positives and negatives a new strategic approach might just emerge. Be there to see which one comes out on top. Reserve your seat now!