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Verizon Innovation Challenge Relies on Skild Online Contest Software

Skild is proud to provide the online contest management behind Verizon’s FreeBee Perks Game Online Innovation Challenge! The competition is focused on assisting people who play, develop, and publish games as they come up with innovative ways to make games even more fun and rewarding by giving out free mobile data to users.   Continue reading Verizon Innovation Challenge Relies on Skild Online Contest Software

University of Akron Hosts Its First Hackathon

It goes without saying that at Skild, we love a good hackathon. And if it’s the first time an organization has held a hackathon, that’s even better. As our competition management platform is used to schedule hackathons all over the country, we’ve got a direct connection to what creative hackers everywhere are up to. And we love seeing the amazing ideas they come up with. Continue reading University of Akron Hosts Its First Hackathon

Winners Announced in HUD Innovation Competition

In order to encourage research, collaboration, and creativity in affordable housing and community development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors an annual innovation competition. By initiating and funding this competition, HUD hopes to encourage and support experts in fields like architecture, planning, policy, and finance as they strive to improve affordable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income Americans. Continue reading Winners Announced in HUD Innovation Competition

2017 Drucker Prize is Driven by the Skild Contest Management System

The Drucker Institute is an organization based at Claremont Graduate University. Its mission is “strengthening organizations to strengthen society.” Their work is based on the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management expert, author, and educator who is widely considered to be “the founder of modern management.” The Institute has announced the opening of the 2017 Drucker Prize and is encouraging U.S.-based nonprofits to apply. The competition, which comes with a $100,000 cash award, is being driven by the Skild contest management system. Continue reading 2017 Drucker Prize is Driven by the Skild Contest Management System

Skild Competition Platform Powers $300,000 Cisco Innovation Challenge

Five hundred billion. That’s the number of devices that will be connected to the Internet by 2030 according to some estimates. And that’s not just computers and smartphones. We’re talking about things like cars, home appliances, manufacturing equipment, etc. If a device is powered, it’s likely it will be “web-enabled” at some point in the not-too-distant future. Cisco is looking to promote advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) through its Cisco Innovation Challenge, which is powered by the Skild competition platform. Continue reading Skild Competition Platform Powers $300,000 Cisco Innovation Challenge

ASCE Innovation Contest Seeks Creative Ideas on Infrastructure

A topic we’re hearing more about in the news these days is the state of our infrastructure here in the U.S. Our roads, bridges, and other structures — in many cases built many decades ago — are beginning to show their age. And it’s not just a cosmetic problem. Much of our infrastructure is beginning to reach the point of being dangerously decayed or unstable. The American Society of Civil Engineers is well aware, and is looking to improve the way we will address our infrastructure needs in the future through an innovation contest. Continue reading ASCE Innovation Contest Seeks Creative Ideas on Infrastructure

Winners Announced in Johnson & Johnson Africa Contest Software

Johnson & Johnson recently announced the winners in the first Africa Innovation Challenge. The contest software was created to generate new ideas for sustainable health solutions that can be implemented in African communities. Nearly 500 entrepreneurs and innovators from all parts of the continent submitted ideas.

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