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Many prizes that aim to spur innovation are winner-take-all. VCG for 2019 RoboMaster Robotics Competition Final Tournament via Getty Images

Want to solve society’s most urgent problems? Cash prizes can spur breakthroughs

Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators’ attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Dealing with grand challenges: It’s not about the rains, it’s about the drains. Shutterstock

How some corporations can have positive impact in communities

Companies can make a significant contribution to the resilience of communities, and they need not do so only for philanthropic or regulatory reasons. At times, it makes good business sense.
Scientists have struggled to work together to provide solutions for societal challenges such as energy and climate change. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Collaboration plan for South African scientists fails to take off

There is a long road to travel before South Africa’s scientists live up to the grand expectations to encourage solutions to the country’s problems and boost the economy.

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