The Centre for Challenge Prizes will launch on Wednesday, 25thApril at Nesta in the UK.
The Centre was announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in their recent Innovation and Research strategy. It will act a hub for expertise in designing and running challenge prizes to tackle social and technological challenges in the public interest.
Speakers at the launch event will include David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jason Crusan, Director, Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation at Nasa, Cristin Dorgelo, Assistant Director for Grand Challenges, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (via video) and Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta.
This event provides an opportunity to hear more about the Centre. There will also be the opportunity to take part in discussions on how challenge prizes can be used to stimulate and support innovation.
To register for this event, please contact the organizers.
Date: Wednesday 25thApril
Time: 08.30 - 11:00 (Registration and breakfast will open at 08.00)
Venue: Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE