Challenge Prizes 2.0: How government can expand its use of challenge prizes
Competitions have a long history of harnessing ideas from the public to solve big problems, even creating a new private space flight industry. Government has taken note. After three years of significant challenge prize management, government has used competitions to engage citizens in a new way, typically through developing apps, videos, and posters. We are looking to philanthropies, development organizations, and the X PRIZE foundation to understand how government can expand its use of challenge prizes to solve big problems in a new way.