You may not associate prize challenges as a technique commonly used by the government to accelerate innovation. However, since 2010, over 690 prizes from 98 federal agencies have offered more than $220 million in prize awards. The concept of running prize challenges in the Federal government is not new. Some prizes stem back several centuries, such as England’s Longitude Prize of 1714. This was a time when maritime trade and exploration were unable to accurately navigate their ships. It was a clock maker by the name of John Harrison, who developed a marine chronometer – the winning solution. This unlikely suspect earned upwards of $2 million in today’s currency and revolutionized subsequent marine travel technology. Even the most unlikely individuals create innovative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. A major benefit of running a prize challenge is being able to expand beyond your usual audience, and attract diverse talent from a variety of disciplines who come together and solve a problem. There, you can find the most unlikely suspects. Some of the other benefits to running prize challenges are: Running a prize challenge greatly accelerates the timeline of finding […]Read More
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Corner Alliance is a Washington, DC-based small business focused on providing solutions to government and non-profit leaders, who are under pressure to communicate the value their organizations are creating, justify their investments and create a high-performing culture during a time of tremendous technological disruption. We are a small firm with a distinct personality that lives by a set of core values that emphasize flexibility, innovation, boldness and inner voice. We hire consultants who are willing to roll their sleeves up to take on challenging tasks and we’re not afraid to suggest creative solutions to difficult problems.
How is our approach different?
- We make the complicated simple
- We provide data-driven delivery through deploying cutting edge, lightweight tools and technology
- We offer creative delivery that looks and feels different
- We collaborate with our clients every step of the way
Our services include strategic planning and change management, outreach and stakeholder communications, grants management, performance measurement, and program management with a staff who are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). Of course, these services are simply a means to an end. What we really do best is partner with leaders to achieve their vision.
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