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About Open Innovation

Open Innovation focuses on outcomes and results, not on specific requirements. The problem solvers (aka Challenge participants) determine the “how” and the “solution” by using their creativity to reach the desired goal. Participants may advance their research concept, commercial their products, or enhance their business products all while improving safety and efficiency for America’s First Responders.


Serve America's First Responders - while advancing your research and innovation - with funding from PSCR.


The mission of PSCR Open Innovation is to create a framework in which we can work with individuals, companies, organizations, and academic institutes in a rapid, more collaborative ways than traditional engagements. Our Open Innovation program leverages financial awards and incentive-based activities to solve discrete and well defined problems surrounding: Crowdsourcing, Prize & Challenge Competitions, Hack-a-thons, Data Jams, Ideation, Collaborative Iteration & Design, and Team-building Activities. 


Click here to view current and upcoming PSCR Open Innovation prize challenges

View current and upcoming prize challenges.

Click here to view past prize challenge information, including funding amounts and winners

See past prize challenges, funding amounts, and winners.

Click this blue button to view PSCR Open Innovation Contract Vehicles

Learn about the vehicles in place to support PSCR Prize Challenges.


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Created May 24, 2019, Updated March 11, 2020