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There’s always something big happening on OpenIDEO, and you may have just the idea or insight needed right now. Dive in and find out how we can help you create change for the next 10 months or in the next 10 minutes.

NextGen Cup Challenge

Let's identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use, hot and cold fiber cup.

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Design With Grind Challenge

Use Nike Grind materials to help create new products and a waste-free future.

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2018 BridgeBuilder Challenge

Let's address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways.

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