Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving the diagnosis of brain trauma, and securing the Internet of Things are just some of the ways innovative organizations are making an impact on their industry and society as a whole. The NineSigma Grand Challenge is an urgent, technical “call to action” to identify transformative technology and development opportunities through open collaboration with the global innovation community.


Within a Grand Challenge program, NineSigma launches a “call to action” which is a challenge to innovators across disciplines to present novel and viable solutions to a far-reaching and difficult problem. In a parallel, coordinated initiative, NineSigma works with the sponsoring organization to launch a PR and communications plan that propels the challenge into the awareness of the broader stakeholder community. Grand Challenges help rally attention and resources around major issues and are growing in popularity among companies, nonprofit organizations, industry associations as well as government groups.

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CEO Guide to the Grand Challenge


Prize-Based Innovation Challenge Infographic


Open Grand Challenges on NineSights