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NineSigma's Non-Profit Guide to The Grand Challenge Empowers Non-Profit Leaders to Achieve their Mission while Amplifying Awareness of their Cause
Date:9/19/2013

g a major issue, engaging the right technical audiences, and keeping the program top of mind for the general public. The guide maps out all key considerations, including:

  • Challenge definition
  • Identifying the right Grand Challenge
  • Program design
  • Interactions with technical communities
  • Establishing and communicating the timeline
  • Prize strategy
  • When to partner
  • How to market a Grand Challenge

NineSigma has run Grand Challenges for foundations, non-profits and corporations alike. Recently these have included the first phase of the CCEMC Grand Challenge for the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation to convert carbon from a liability to an asset, the GE NFL Head Health Challenge to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury, and GE for a new 3D Printing Production Quest.  "The response to the first round of the CCEMC Grand Challenge surpassed our expectations with 344 submissions from 37 countries," says CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. "We are pleased to be leveraging NineSigma's expertise and are optimistic that this open innovation competition will foster multiple technologies that can be deployed in Alberta to convert carbon into useful products and complement other greenhouse gas reduction strategies currently in development in the province."

NineSigma has also crafted and executed Grand Challenges on behalf of the

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