The New York Academy of Sciences' Scientists Without Borders open innovation challenge program was conceived in 2008 in conjunction with the United Nations Millennium Project, and guided by the Millennium Development Goals. The collaborative community that has developed around challenges is dedicated to generating, sharing, and advancing innovative science and technology-based solutions to the world’s most pressing global development challenges. These innovation challenges harness the collective and creative problem-solving capacity of the Academy’s worldwide community of experts and strategic partner network to tackle specific scientific or technological obstacles. In conjunction with leading partners, the Academy’s open innovation challenges program has launched successful solutions in the areas of global health, sustainability, and thought leadership. To learn more please visit the projects page.
Director, Policy, Evaluation & Transformation Group