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DHS InnoPrize Program – Prize Competitions

DHS InnoPrize Program – Prize Competitions

The Science and Technology Directorate is engaging the innovation community and wants you to share your talent! Our current challenge with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center is a $255,000 multi-phase prize competition for boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water.

Seeking Innovators to Accelerate Advances in Science & Technology

Calling all:

  • Citizen Inventors
  • Makerspace Community
  • University Students
  • Inspired Individuals and Communities
  • Persons who do not traditionally participate in government contracts

Become one of the millions of volunteers across our nation that contribute their time, expertise, and equity to help advance science and society.

You Are the Key Ingredient-Talented People Find Solutions to the Problems

  1. DHS posts an innovation gap or intriguing problem.
  2. Discover something of interest to you and contribute your idea.
  3. Inspired individuals find solutions to the problem.

Sign-up for Future Notifications-Share Your Talents and Interests

Become a part of the Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing movement. New enhancements to the General Services Administration’s site (the official site for all federally sponsored prize competitions) permit registered users to be notified of future competitions for all federal agencies, share their areas of interest and skills, and communicate with federal agency competition sponsors. Features include:

  • User edited profile features to share or restrict their information
  • Follow one or more agency competition announcements
  • Participate in blogs and discussions
  • Manage submitted solutions/submit a solution
  • Correspond with agency prize competition managers

Sign up today at:


For further information contact the DHS S&T InnoPrize Program Office at

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