TeamWerx Challenges

TeamWERX is a prize challenge platform designed to find innovative solutions to warfighter problems

Other Funding
  • Program Type
    Other Funding
  • Funding Award
  • Submission Deadline
    Check Open Challenges
  • Program Duration
    1-3 Months
  • Industry Focus
    Solutions to Address Warfighter Needs
  • Eligibilty Requirements (Y/N)
    Check Open Challenges

In the pursuit to rapidly respond to Warfighter needs, SOFWERX developed TeamWERX, an online prize challenge venue designed to engage new, novel, and provocative thinkers at scale.

SOFWERX is created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between DEFENSEWERX and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Why Participate in a Challenge?

High Rate of Return - Bringing the Right Minds Together to Solve Challenging Problems

SOFWERX is a very dynamic environment designed to create a high rate of return on collision for all participants. Through the use of our growing ecosystem, promotion of divergent thought, and neutral facilitation, our goal is to bring the right minds together to solve challenging problems.

High Potential for FAR Based Contracting Instruments

Announcement of TeamWERX prize challenges, sponsored by SOFWERX, that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the and website. All announcements made at the website(s) are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly."

Variety of Challenges Based on Warfighter Needs

Past challenges sourced from a wide range of Warfighter needs, including:

  • Novel Passive SUAS Detection and/or Tracking System
  • Automated Geospatial Data Processing
  • Phone-based Low-cost Unattended Ground Sensor (PLUGS)
  • Mobile Sensor Data Collection
  • Rugged Refuel Hose Storage
  • Alternative Video Transmission
  • City Systems-of-Systems Intelligence

  • Check current challenges here.

    Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.