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Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Challenge Announces Finalists

The goal of this Skild supported contest was to identify and reward highly creative and innovative product concepts for healthy, sustainable, affordable housing. It was aimed at manufacturers who sought to design and manufacture with superior standards as outlined in the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Products Program.

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...

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...

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:

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...

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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