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NASA Teams Up with Epic Games and HeroX to Source VR Technology for Future Mars Exploration

May 5, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, with Epic Games and Buendea, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, NASA MarsXR Challenge. The Challenge seeks contributions to a Virtual Reality (XR) testbed environment that replicates the experiences and situations astronauts may encounter on Mars.

Winners Announced for Lunar Exploration with a Miniaturized Payload Prototype Challenge

May 4, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today announced the winners of the "Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, the Sequel" Challenge. The Challenge sought designs for miniature payload prototypes that could be sent to the Moon to help fill gaps in lunar knowledge.

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Launches Crowdsourcing Challenge "Where's Whale-do?" to Track Endangered Beluga Whales

April 28, 2022 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that they have teamed up with DrivenData and HeroX, in collaboration with Wild Me and NASA, to launch the crowdsourcing competition, Where's Whale-do?, to help NOAA Fisheries researchers accurately identify endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales from photographic images. Participants are competing for a prize purse of $35,000.

Airbus to Explore Future of Travel Through Metaverse; Crowdsources with HeroX

April 26, 2022 LEIDEN, Netherlands - PRNewswire
Airbus, the pioneer of sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world, and HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition "Metaverse and the Future of Flight." The challenge seeks innovative ways to use the metaverse to reimagine and elevate the traveler experience from departure to destination.

NIOSH Crowdsources with HeroX for Better-Fitting Protective Clothing for US Workers

April 21, 2022 ATLANTA - PRNewswire
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has teamed up with HeroX, a leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, to launch the crowdsourcing competition, "The NIOSH Protective Clothing Challenge—Leaving No Body Unprotected." The Challenge seeks solutions that consider the broad spectrum of U.S. workers in relation to factors that may influence fit such as body size and shape, gender, race, ethnicity, religious or cultural practices, or specific work tasks.

HeroX Crowdsources to Solve NASA's Trash-to-Gas Challenge

March 3, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, Trash-to-Gas Challenge, on behalf of NASA. The Challenge seeks innovative ways to safely remove ash from trash-to-gas reactors that astronauts may use on long duration missions.

HeroX Launches Phase 2 of NASA's "Watts on the Moon" to Source Power Transmission and Energy Storage Solutions for Lunar Activities

Feb. 23, 2022 CLEVELAND - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the NASA's Watts on the Moon Phase 2 Challenge prize competition on behalf of NASA. In support of the agency's return to the Moon under Artemis, which will establish a long-term human presence at the Moon, NASA seeks innovative engineering approaches that will integrate power transmission and energy storage to support astronauts, hardware, and systems in the extremely challenging thermal and lighting conditions on the lunar surface.

New Crowdsourcing Challenge Provides Context for Exploring the Conditions Necessary for Life on Mars in the Past

Feb. 18, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
DrivenData, in collaboration with HeroX, have announced their newest crowdsourcing competition on behalf of NASA: Mars Spectrometry, Detect Evidence for Past Habitability. The challenge, which offers a $30,000 prize purse, seeks innovative methods to automatically help analyze and interpret evolved gas analysis-mass spectrometry data related to Mars exploration. This data is from geological samples of scientific interest to better understand the planet's potential signs of past habitability.

HeroX to Crowdsource Jettison Launcher Concepts for Mars Trip

Feb. 1, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, "NASA Waste Jettison Mechanism Challenge". The Challenge seeks to find a safe and reliable launching system for the disposal of non-recyclable waste during a future two to three-year crewed mission to Mars.

DrivenData, HeroX Tap Innovators to Create Solution for Airport Configuration Predictions

Jan. 25, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
DrivenData and HeroX today announced the crowdsourcing competition, "Runway Functions: Predict Reconfigurations at US Airports." The challenge seeks innovative methods for streamlining air travel, reducing delays, and providing advance notice of changes that may affect flights. The winning solution intends to assist flight operators, planners, and other decision makers in predicting airport configuration changes based on real-time air traffic and weather data. The challenge is open to teams and individuals associated with a U.S. university.

Autism Speaks Launches Crowdsourcing Competition with HeroX to Increase Accessibility to Employment Networking and Career Development for Autistic Job Seekers

Jan. 18, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
Autism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for people with autism and their families, today launches the "Autism Employment Connector Challenge" with HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions. The goal is to increase accessibility to employment networking and career development opportunities with a solution that supports autistic job seekers with navigating the employment search and application process while effectively communicating skills and abilities to prospective employers.

Driven Data, HeroX Launch Crowdsourcing Challenge to Improve Air Quality Data to Enhance Public Health Applications

Jan. 18, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
DrivenData and HeroX today launched the NASA Air-athon to improve air quality estimates so people can make informed decisions about their exposure to pollutants.

HeroX Crowdsources to Find Innovative Waste Management Solutions for Future Human Mars Missions

Jan. 18, 2022 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, a leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, "Waste to Base Materials Challenge: Sustainable Reprocessing in Space". Future human missions to Mars and the journey back to Earth are expected to take two to three years. During this time, significant amounts of waste will be generated. HeroX is seeking innovative approaches to repurpose, recycle, and reprocess the waste generated onboard to enable mission sustainability.

Duquesne Light Company Seeks Public's Help in Designing New Holiday Symbol

Jan. 6, 2022 PITTSBURGH - PRNewswire
Duquesne Light Company (DLC), an electric utility in the greater Pittsburgh region, and HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the "Reimagining the Duquesne Light Company Tree of Lights." The challenge seeks to design a new, iconic holiday light display to replace the company's celebrated "Tree of Lights" at Pittsburgh's Point State Park, which is being retired after more than 30 years. Starting in 2022, DLC plans to support a new tradition to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of the city of Pittsburgh for many holiday seasons to come.

Duquesne Light Company Crowdsources with HeroX to Ideate Solutions for Monitoring Pittsburgh Electrical Cables

Dec. 14, 2021 PITTSBURGH - PRNewswire
Duquesne Light Company (DLC), the electric utility for the greater Pittsburgh region, and HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, "The Monitoring Electrical Cable Challenge." This effort will try to create a more reliable and safer underground electric network by finding methods for monitoring electrical cable health to allow for proactive maintenance and provide a safe environment for utility workers who maintain electrical power for today's connected society.

The Bureau of Reclamation Uses Crowdsourcing to Identify Innovative "Snowpack Estimation" Solutions, Offering $500k Prize Purse

Dec. 7, 2021 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
The Bureau of Reclamation today announced its crowdsourcing competition, the "Snowcast Showdown", which is being implemented by DrivenData, Ensemble, and HeroX. The Challenge seeks innovative methods of estimating snow water equivalent (SWE), tasking competitors to provide spatially-distributed estimates of SWE over the western US during the 2022 winter season. Participants are competing for a prize purse of $500,000.

Singapore's National Water Agency Crowdsources with HeroX to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions from Water System

Oct. 19, 2021 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition, "The Carbon Zero Grand Challenge". The challenge seeks to incentivize innovative solutions that can help PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, achieve net-zero emissions and scale to other water facilities around the globe.

USDA ARS Awards $100,000 to Three Winners of HeroX Challenge, Harvest for a Healthier Future

Oct. 5, 2021 BELTSVILLE, Md. - PRNewswire
HeroX, the leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced solutions, today announced the winners of the crowdsourcing competition, ARSX 2021 Harvest for a Healthier Future, on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS). The annual competition was open to all ARS scientists, and sourced sustainable harvesting innovations to provide affordable access to safe and nutritious foods while reducing the greenhouse gases emitted from agricultural activities.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Launches Phase 4a of MagQuest Challenge on HeroX to Advance NASA's Ability to Measure Earth's Magnetic Field

Sept. 28, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Va. - PRNewswire
The WMM ultimately ensures the accuracy of navigation because it corrects for differences in magnetic forces at a user's location. The model is used by thousands of systems for mobile navigation apps and is critical for military and commercial uses around the world.

100%Open Partners with HeroX to Connect the Suits with the Sneakers

Aug. 17, 2021 LONDON - PRNewswire
100%Open, the award-winning, London-based agency for open innovation, today announced its partnership with HeroX, the leading open innovation marketplace for crowdsourced solutions. The partnership allows 100%Open to tap into HeroX's crowd of innovators while giving the HeroX sponsor community access to 100%Open's toolkit and consulting services. Their collaboration will involve co-creating strategy, enhancing collaboration across disciplines, and designing optimised challenges to source solutions to pressing problems.

HeroX Launches ImpactCrowd to Help Nonprofits Tap the Power of the Crowd

July 13, 2021 VANCOUVER, CANADA - PRNewswire
Often, nonprofits do not have the budget for innovation and R&D. This is where the HeroX platform comes in: with the ability to tap into the power of the crowd, nonprofits can forge relationships across sectors, find novel solutions to persistent problems, and explore innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches to achieving their organization’s mission.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Turns to the Crowd for More Options in Supplemental Oxygen Technology

June 24, 2021 BETHESDA, Md - PRNewswire
HeroX, the social network for innovation and the world's leading platform for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition the "Air You Wear Challenge" on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Challenge seeks to develop more portable, easy-to-use options for outpatients on supplemental oxygen.

DrivenData and HeroX Announce Winners of NIST's Synthetic Data Challenge

June 16, 2021 BOULDER, Colo. - PRNewswire
DrivenData, the host of data science competitions that advance solutions for social good, and HeroX, the social network for innovation and the world's leading platform for crowdsourced solutions, today announced the winners of the third and final sprint of the Algorithm Contest of the Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge, which was sponsored by the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Brightidea and HeroX Partner to Expand Open Innovation

June 15, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO - PRNewswire
Helping Brightidea customers open up their innovation programs to contributors outside of their organizations while simultaneously adding more projects and opportunities for problem-solvers and innovators in the HeroX crowd.

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

June 10, 2021 TEL-AVIV, Israel - PRNewswire
Qmarkets, the award-winning supplier of innovation management software, has today announced its partnership with HeroX, the world's leading platform for crowdsourced idea competitions. This partnership gives users of Qmarkets' Q-open solution the ability to tap into a global community of solvers, while allowing HeroX customers to benefit from Qmarkets' cutting-edge idea evaluation, incubation, and implementation feat

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Seeks Enhancements in Predicting Overhead Geopose

May 20, 2021 BOULDER, Colo - PRNewswire
$50K Prize Purse for Solutions to Advance Computer Vision for Time-sensitive Mapping. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), and NASA today announced their crowdsourcing competition, the "Overhead Geopose Challenge", which is being implemented by DrivenData, and HeroX. The Challenge seeks solutions that make overhead images more useful for time-sensitive applications like security and disaster response. Participants are competing for a prize purse of $50,000.

NASA Crowdsources with Shoshin Works and HeroX to Future-scape Aviation

April 2, 2021 HOUSTON - PRNewswire
Shoshin Works, global leaders in ecosystem operations, and HeroX, the social network for innovation and the world's leading platform for crowdsourced solutions, today launched the crowdsourcing competition "Future-Scaping our Skies" on behalf of NASA's Convergent Aeronautics Solutions. With this crowdsourced think tank effort, NASA seeks to better anticipate the many forces of change that will shape our society and aviation in the 20-30 years.

Bureau of Reclamation Partners with US Army Corps of Engineers and HeroX to Crowdsource Portable Devices for Field Assessment of Composite Structures

March 4, 2021 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
Reclamation, NASA & US US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Award $380,000 for Innovative Solutions That Help Move Water Infrastructure into the 21st Century

Bureau of Reclamation Partners with NASA Tournament Lab and HeroX to Crowdsource Innovative Solution to Limit Water Loss

Feb. 4, 2021 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
Problem Solvers Needed for Effective, Durable, and Low-Maintenance Solution to Sustain Canals that Serve 30M Customers and 10M Acres of Farmland

2020 Catalyzed Crowdsourcing and HeroX is Poised to Take Crowdsourcing Mainstream in 2021

Dec. 23, 2020 VANCOUVER, BC - PRNewswire
HeroX Closes Out 2020 with Milestone Accomplishments, hosted the Wildly Successful Crowdsourcing Campaign with NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge, and Grown its Partner Network Across the Globe

NOAA Launches Crowdsourcing Competition for Better Forecasting of Magnetic Field with DrivenData and HeroX

Dec. 15, 2020 BOULDER, Colo. - PRNewswire
$30K in Prizes for Improvements of Current Models to Provide Advance Warning of Geomagnetic Storms and Reduce Errors in Navigation Systems

NASA Crowdsources with HeroX to Find Solutions for Unloading Lunar Goods

Oct. 29, 2020 HOUSTON, TX - PRNewswire
In Preparation for a Sustained Presence on the Moon, NASA Seeks Novel Ways to Unload Lunar Payloads, Top Ideas to Share $25K Prize Purse

HeroX Helps NASA Advance Lunar Exploration with a Miniaturized Payload Prototype Challenge

Oct. 15, 2020 HOUSTON, TX - PRNewswire
Crowdsourcing Competition Enters Second Phase with NASA Seeking Prototype Payloads, Offering $800K in Total Development Funds & Prizes

NASA and HeroX Seek Innovative Energy Solutions to Power Lunar Activities

Sept. 25, 2020 HOUSTON, TX - PRNewswire
Up to $5M in Prizes to Support Sustained Presence on the Moon

HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity...

Sept. 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES - PRNewswire
Prize-winning content to inform development of a toolkit to share solutions with additional colleges and universities.

Jack Brooks Foundation and HeroX Launch Campaign to Help America Vote

Sept. 8, 2020 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
Crowdsourced Solutions to Increase Voter Participation in the U.S.

USDA and HeroX Launch Challenge to Protect the Natural Flavor of Catfish

Aug. 20, 2020 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
Winning Solutions will Share a $60,000 Prize Purse

HeroX and Versatile PhD Form Dynamic Partnership to Solve Global Problems

Aug. 11, 2020 VANCOUVER, BC - Accesswire
The HeroX crowd just got a little smarter. HeroX and VPhD together, brings the expertise of over 100,000 PhDs to grand challenges. Organizations tap into talent and innovative solutions outside normal hiring mechanisms, and participating PhDs go beyond academia, applying their expertise to real-world problems.

McGill University, Montreal General Hospital Foundation and HeroX Crowdsource to Develop Affordable Ventilator and Save

July 28, 2020 MONTREAL, QC - PRNewswire
Second Phase of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Bureau of Reclamation Partners with HeroX and NASA Tournament Lab to Crowdsource Innovative Sediment Removal Solutions..

July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON - PRNewswire
Seeks Problem Solvers to Sustain Reservoirs that Power 3.5M Homes and Serves 31M in Consumption and 10M Acres in Irrigation

NASA and HeroX Launch Lunar Loo Challenge to Find Way for Astronauts to Poop on the Moon

June 25, 2020 HOUSTON, TX - PRNewswire
One Small Step for Man/Woman, One Lunar Poop for Humanity: NASA Seeks Innovative Lunar Toilet

HeroX and BurstIQ Partner to Provide Data-Driven Crowd Intelligence Solutions to Solve the World's Toughest Problems...

April 21, 2020 DENVER, CO - PRNewswire
Fueled by the need for COVID-19 solutions, this partnership expands access to collaboration and data-sharing services between the companies' global communities

HeroX Helps NASA Advance Moon Exploration with Miniaturized Payload Design Competition

April 9, 2020 HOUSTON, TX - PRNewswire
NASA Crowdsources Mini Payload Concepts for Small Rovers to Gather Critical Info on Lunar Resources

HeroX Launches Resource Hub to Accelerate Crowdsourced Solutions for COVID-19

April 7, 2020 VANCOUVER, British Columbia - PRNewswire
Connecting Everyone, Everywhere to Participate in COVID-19 Projects

Inocrowd partners with HeroX and strengthens its international market presence

April 4, 2020 VANCOUVER, BC - Accesswire
Inocrowd partners with HeroX platform and strengthens its presence in the international market With this partnership Inocrowd reaches more than 1,000,000 Solvers, becoming the largest open innovation platform in Europe

Ideanco and HeroX sign a Global Crowdsourcing Collaboration focusing on Significant Challenges

Dec. 2, 2019 VANCOUVER, CANADA - HeroX
Two of the world’s leading crowdsourcing experts, Ideanco and HeroX, have joined forces to solve prominent challenges affecting humanity.

Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. & HeroX Partner To Launch The Tax Operating System® Challenge

May 31, 2017 ALLEN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- - Business Wire
Financial Gravity Tax, Inc., a subsidiary of Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: FGCO), is proud to work with HeroX to launch the Tax Operating System® challenge.

XPRIZE Announces HeroX Spin-Off

March 17, 2015 LOS ANGELES - Business Wire
New Incentive Prize Platform Leverages Crowdsourcing and Competition Trends to Transform Business and Social Innovation
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