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LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013 Reveals Finalists

NASA, NIKE, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State NASA, NIKE, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State identified and rewarded innovations that will transform the system of fabrics to one that advances equitable global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources.  Here are...

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Competition Spotlight: The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge

The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a new, Skild supported competition aimed at encouraging students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. The challenge topic is chosen in collaboration with aging service providers and investors, who identify the most pressing needs. Finalists will be given the opportunity to present their designs and discuss...

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Introducing SAM. Your New Personal Assistant!

We've just put the finishing touches on our newest feature that we're sure you're gonna love. Internally, we've given it the code name SAM which stands for Smart Assist Module. In the platform, the Dashboard (Play>>Dashboard) will now notify you of any issues concerning the set-up of your event. When you log in as an administrator, you may be prompted to fix current issues:

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Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) Announces Innovation Challenge Winner

Open to companies headquartered and operating in Colorado with annual revenues less than $1,000,000, “Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge”  aimed to foster economic growth through innovation in seven “advanced industries,” including information and technology, aerospace, energy and natural resources, infrastructure engineering, advanced manufacturing, bioscience and...

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Why Open Contests Work

Last week, we published a piece written by Skild's Founder and CEO, Anil Rathi, in response to the article, "Dump the Prizes."

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Prize Winner Debates with Nobel Laureates

Candy Hwang, one of last year's winners in the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program Creating the Future Video Contest (run on Skild) was among 625 young researchers from 78 countries selected from a pool of more than 20,000 applicants worldwide to participate in the 2013 Nobel Laureate Lindau Meeting.   Hwang was one of three students selected to participate in a...
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Skild Founder & CEO, Anil Rathi, responds to "Dump the Prizes" post on Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Recently, the Stanford Social Innovation Review posted a blog article written by Kevin Starr.  The piece, "Dump the Prizes," infers "contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them."

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'BREAD Ideas Challenge' Winners Announced: Each Receives $10,000 Prize

Congratulations to all of the participants in the NSF BREAD Ideas Challenge.  Skild is proud to have supported this incredible contest.

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