Papers are now online from the US Public Sector Prizes event organised by the Case Foundation, the Joyce Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology policy earlier this year.
This week I read some very thoughtful comments on prizes in a blog post on The Guardian website by Rebekah Higgitt of the National Maritime Museum.
We recently published two blogs summarising discussions from our Centre for Challenge Prizes launch. These covered two of the questions we posed for discussion at the launch:
This is the second in a series of blogs summarising discussions about the role and design of challenge prizes at our Centre for Challenge Prizes launch (the first blog can be read here). We were lucky enough to bring together some brilliant individuals and organisations from a range of sectors, which generated some useful and interesting discussion, so we wanted to share some of the key points.
At the Centre for Challenge Prizes launch last week we were lucky enough to bring together some brilliant individuals and organisations from a range of sectors. As well as great speeches from Jason Crusan, Director of the new Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation at NASA and David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, we also had some great discussions thanks to the wealth of expertise, interest and ideas in the room.
Today we launch the Centre for Challenge Prizes at Nesta.
What do the marine chronometer, baked beans and the private spaceflight industry have in common? They were all developed or accelerated in response to challenge prizes.
"Clarity of both programme design and the challenge you set are critical to success"
We explore the debate around what makes a successful prize challenge to promote public and social innovation.
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