Past Events

Effective Approaches to Fostering Faculty Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Celebrating Progress webinar

Please join the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health in formally recognizing the winning institutions of the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science.

In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science SEA Change initiative, this forum recognizes the efforts of institutions of higher education, including SEA Change Institutional Bronze Awardees and Members, that have seen sustained improvement in faculty gender diversity, equity and inclusivity across STEMM. This event offers an opportunity to learn about institutional strategies and practices that have effected systemic change.

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Future-Fit: Unlocking Collaboration & Innovation

How can we plan for the future, today? Join HeroX's Christian Cotichini at Crowdsourcing Week's upcoming roundtable event: Future Fit: Unlocking Collaboration & Innovation as they dive into how collaboration can facilitate innovation to build future-fit organizations. Learn more about the upcoming crowd session and reserve your seat here.

Qmarkets + HeroX : Expanding Your Innovation Portfolio with Community-Powered Problem Solving webinar

Expanding Your Innovation Portfolio with Community-Powered Problem Solving

Boost the success of open innovation challenges and discover a unique solution to crowd recruitment. Opening up your organization's challenges to HeroX's global community of problem solvers can fuel vast levels of innovation and increase ROI for your business. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 23rd at 9:00am PT as HeroX and Qmarkets co-host “Expanding Your Innovation Portfolio with Community-Powered Problem Solving”. Reserve your seat here

Learn more about the partnership between Qmarkets and HeroX

NASA's Watts On The Moon Challenge - Meet The Winners! webinar

As NASA works to extend human exploration of the solar system, unprecedented capacity for electrical and thermal energy distribution, management, and storage will be needed to support sustained human presence and the beginning of industrial activity.

NASA's Watts on the Moon Challenge tasked teams to propose solutions to distribute, store, and manage power in space.

HeroX and the NASA team sat down with the Phase 1 winners of the Watts on the Moon Challenge! Listen back to the recording here.

Learn more about the challenge at

Meet the Winners - Help America Vote Challenge webinar

The Jack Brooks Foundation (JBF) turned to the crowd to source ideas on how to increase voter turnout. The foundation wants every election - including presidential, state, and local - to have high levels of voter participation and engagement. JBF is sponsoring the Help America Vote Challenge to gather your non-partisan ideas for how to improve voter turnout.

Join us on May 12th at 11am PT/2pm ET as HeroX sits down with The Jack Brooks Foundation and their winners to discuss their winning solutions. Reserve your seat here.

If you missed it, not to worry! Check out the recording here.

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.

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!