We are launching an Ideas Competition that asks you to identify challenges and priorities in your cities and communities that can benefit from technical exploration, scientific discovery, and new approaches.
Who do we want to hear from? Everyone. But in particular, we want communities — government employees, non-profits, and residents — to have a hand in defining their challenges. If you are a researcher or civic entrepreneur, we highly recommend you leverage your community partners to jointly scope your ideas. The Civic Innovation Challenge is about harnessing the power of research and discovery to advance civic priorities.
How can you participate? Get inspired by the content included below, form a team, and submit your idea!
Teams that offer the best submissions to the Ideas Competition will be invited to attend an Ideas Festival in early 2019 with the National Science Foundation, MetroLab, and Smart Cities Lab as we explore possible focus areas for the Civic Innovation Challenge.