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Current Challenge: Supply Chain

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StatVentures scouts technology through collaborations with innovators outside of government to ensure the U.S. Census Bureau continues to provide the highest quality data.

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StatVentures tests and funds cutting-edge technologies and ideas, while providing direct partnership and feedback from the Census Bureau to make government adoption of new approaches faster and easier.

Population count machine displaying the current population of the US as 206751918 Source: Library of Congress
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Data is greater than the sum of its parts.

Compete for funding, participation in an elite cohort of technologists, and ultimately, government adoption in our open challenges.

Help us identify and use new ways to produce more timely, granular, and robust data.

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Address Geolocation Challenge

The Address Geolocation Challenge seeks to innovate the ways the Census Bureau geolocates residential addresses in rural and remote locations. Stay tuned for opportunities to apply to Phase 1 of this competition in early 2024. Join an information session to learn how to participate in Phase 1.

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Supply Chain Challenge

The Supply Chain Challenge seeks ideas to radically improve the way the Census Bureau measures supply chains, including manufacturing, imports and exports, transportation and delivery of goods, and other key topics.

Phase 2 of this competition has closed. Subscribe to updates for the announcement of Phase 2 winners, and opportunities to apply to Phase 3 in 2024.

Meet the Phase 1 Winners

Phases

Complete

Propose an idea to improve U.S. Census data sources. Teams with the most innovative and promising ideas will be awarded $10,000 and an invitation to join the Phase 2 StatVentures cohort.

Open Now

Iterate on your idea from Phase 1, with insight and feedback from Census Bureau experts. Teams are challenged to develop a clear implementation roadmap and articulate a value proposition. Finalists with the most promising roadmaps will receive awards and be invited to join the Phase 3 cohort. Missed Phase 1? Don’t worry, new “walk-on” teams have the opportunity to join in Phase 2.

2024

Test your roadmap in a real-world scenario. Prototype demos are evaluated on their potential to serve the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission and goals, and ultimately have the opportunity to be awarded additional funds and pursue adoption by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data is greater than the sum of its parts.

Compete for funding, participation in an elite cohort of technologists, and ultimately, government adoption in our open challenges.

Help us identify and use new ways to produce more timely, granular, and robust data.

Address Geolocation Challenge

PHASE ONE LAUNCHING SOON

Address Geolocation Challenge

The Address Geolocation Challenge seeks to innovate the ways the Census Bureau geolocates residential addresses in rural and remote locations. Stay tuned for opportunities to apply to Phase 1 of this competition in early 2024. Join an information session to learn how to participate in Phase 1.

Learn More
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Supply Chain Challenge

PHASE TWO NOW CLOSED

Supply Chain Challenge

The Supply Chain Challenge seeks ideas to radically improve the way the Census Bureau measures supply chains, including manufacturing, imports and exports, transportation and delivery of goods, and other key topics.

Phase 2 of this competition has closed. Subscribe to updates for the announcement of Phase 2 winners, and opportunities to apply to Phase 3 in 2024.

Meet the Phase 1 Winners
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Fresh, new data in 3, 2, 1

  • Phase 1 Concept

  • Phase 2 Roadmap

  • Phase 3 Test

Phase 1: Concept

Propose an idea to improve U.S. Census data sources. Teams with the most innovative and promising ideas will be awarded $10,000 and an invitation to join the Phase 2 StatVentures cohort.

Phase 2: Roadmap

Iterate on your idea from Phase 1, with insight and feedback from Census Bureau experts. Teams are challenged to develop a clear implementation roadmap and articulate a value proposition. Finalists with the most promising roadmaps will receive awards and be invited to join the Phase 3 cohort. Missed Phase 1? Don’t worry, new “walk-on” teams have the opportunity to join in Phase 2.

Phase 3: Test

Test your roadmap in a real-world scenario. Prototype demos are evaluated on their potential to serve the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission and goals, and ultimately have the opportunity to be awarded additional funds and pursue adoption by the U.S. Census Bureau.