The challenge model enables MITRE and its government partners to post a national problem and attract potential solutions from hundreds of innovators across the country. Through the challenge, we provide a framework that enables participants in academia and industry to develop and test innovative concepts that could meet federal needs. We then foster collaboration between federal entities and challenge winners to further develop and implement the best solutions.
Winners of the MITRE Challenge not only receive a financial prize but also the opportunity to demonstrate their newly developed capabilities to a variety of federal agencies. If appropriate, MITRE also helps participants with outreach and licensing of their new technologies to government and industry.
Information on our past challenges is provided in the navigation menu box to the right. Future challenges will be hosted on this page.