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January 1, 2014

NASA@work is an agency-wide, virtual platform that seeks to increase innovation by fostering collaboration within our community through the contribution of interactive discussions and the submission of solutions to posted challenges.


Challenge Types

Challenges in the early stages of development are well suited for the NASA@work platform.  Examples include:

  • Generating new ideas - solvers provide high volume brainstorming power
  • Developing new concepts - solvers help identify new ideas/technologies
  • Adding structure, definition (i.e., fine-tuning) a challenge or problem – solvers lend agency wide expertise to assist 
  • Looking to increase access to information and/or confirm you have all research and information on a specific challenge/problem – solvers give you access to siloed or undocumented knowledge base 

NASA@work for You

[image-51] You have two ways to capture the power of NASA@work

  • Self-Serve Option: no cost!  You work with the Program Champion to develop and refine your challenge. InnoCentive support team provides a cursory review of challenge and provides high-level feedback.
  • Full-Serve Option: Contact the CoECI team for details.

NASA@work Timeline

Much depends on the challenge itself. A good gauge to estimate is approximately 9 to 10 weeks:

  • Challenge Preparation: 2-3 weeks
  • Challenge Open/Active: 4-6 weeks
  • Challenge Evaluation: 2 weeks

Access NASA@work 

Visit https://nasa.innocentive.com (NASA ID Required)

Overview Sheet

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NASA@work T-Shirt Challenge Winner
Recent Winner, Troy Chivers, received his NASA@Work Certificate of Excellence for his winning solution for the challenge, ‘I am NASA@work T-Shirt Challenge’, presented to him by Ms. Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
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Page Last Updated: January 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Robert Lewis