Inherent Knowledge also hosts three types of competitions and challenges to identify and select ideas from every corner of the nation, capturing the most promising innovations to address both emerging and long-standing issues that impact Veterans.

All submissions undergo a rigorous review process and are balanced against a general set of criteria:

The potential impact, benefits, and contributions of the proposed solution
The quality of the proposed solution design
The quality of the proposed implementation plan
The scalability of the proposed solution
The offeror’s capabilities, related expertise/experience, facilities, techniques, or unique combinations of these of these that will contribute to execution
The cost-effectiveness of the solution in proportion to its potential impact/benefits