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XPRIZE and Musk Foundation Name 23 Winners in Five Million Dollar Carbon Removal Student Competition LOS ANGELES -Thursday 11 November 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges, today announced that 23 student-led teams have won the $5M Carbon Removal Student Competition. The award program, which is part of the $100...

Finalist Teams Selected in $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition -Sunday 24 October 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced today that 15 teams from 8 countries are advancing to the finals round of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition. Sponsored by All Nippon Airways...

In Competition to Discover Tomorrow’s Proteins, XPRIZE Unveils Semifinalist Teams in XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion ... -Wednesday 14 July 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, XPRIZE is pleased to announce the 28 semifinalist teams moving forward in XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion. The $15 million competition, launched in December 2020, is aimed at reinventing how humanity will feed future generations by incentivizing the production of...

In Celebration of World Rainforest Day, 33 Qualified Teams and 9 Judges Announced in $10M XPRIZE Competition to Improve... -Friday 25 June 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, officially announced today the teams moving forward in the $10M XPRIZE Rainforest aimed at improving our understanding of the rainforest ecosystem. Sponsored...

Grand Prize Winner Announced in $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition -Friday 25 June 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, and IBM Watson, IBM’s AI technology for business, today announced the Grand Prize Winner in the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Challenge. First launched in 2016,...

XPRIZE and Musk Foundation Announce Guidelines and Open Registration for $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal -Saturday 24 April 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grand challenges, today announced the official launch of $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal with the opening of team registration and the release of the competition...

XPRIZE Announces the Two Winners of $20m NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, With Each Team Creating Valuable Products out of CO2... -Tuesday 20 April 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges, today announced that CarbonCure Technologies and CarbonBuilt have won the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a prize that set out to convert CO2...

Semifinalist Teams Selected in $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition -Tuesday 6 April 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced today that 38 teams from 16 countries are advancing to the semifinals round of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition. Sponsored by All Nippon...

Grand Prize Winners Selected in $6M XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing Competition to Create Fast, Frequent, Cheap, and... -Wednesday 17 March 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, is pleased to announce today the five winning teams in the $6M XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition, with each winner creating high-quality, affordable...

$100M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Funded by Elon Musk to Fight Climate Change -Tuesday 9 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and launching incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, today announced the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal sponsored by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation. This four-year global competition invites innovators and...

XPRIZE Announces Winners of Million Dollar Next-Gen Mask Challenge to Reveal the Next Generation of Face Masks Following... -Wednesday 23 December 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, a nonprofit organization that uses global competitions to crowdsource solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges, is pleased to announce that, following last week’s pitch slam, Luminosity Lab from the United States has been named the grand prize winner...

Marc Benioff and Jim Cramer Supported XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge Records Massive Participation -Sunday 4 October 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE today announced that the million dollar Next-Gen Mask Challenge received record-breaking team entry numbers in their newest initiative that called upon young innovators from around the world ages 15 to 24 to reimagine protective face masks. By limiting participation to...

XPRIZE Taps Visionary Sci-Fi Writers to Imagine the Future of Telepresence Technologies -Wednesday 8 April 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, in partnership with ANA, Japan’s 5-star airline, announce Avatars Inc, a unique online anthology that blends original science fiction stories with a writing competition to imagine novel use-cases of telepresence...

XPRIZE Responds to COVID-19 by Uniting a Global Alliance of Innovators to Find Unconventional Solutions to Pandemic... -Sunday 29 March 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, reveals the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, a global coalition that combines the power of collaboration, competition, shared innovation and radical thinking to...

XPRIZE Announces New $10 Million Competition to Preserve Rainforests Across the Globe -Wednesday 20 November 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, officially launched the $10M Rainforest XPRIZE. Registration is now open for teams interested in participating in the four-year global competition that...

Winners Announced in $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for Advancements in Autonomous Ocean Exploration -Monday 3 June 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced winners in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution...

$15M Global Learning XPRIZE Culminates With Two Grand Prize Winners -Friday 17 May 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced two grand prize winners in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. The tie between Kitkit School, from South Korea and the United States, and...

XPRIZE Awards $1 Million ‘Moonshot Award’ to Team SpaceIL -Saturday 13 April 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, announced it will recognize SpaceIL’s achievement with a $1 million Moonshot Award for its successful entry into lunar orbit and for its attempt to land on the lunar surface – both...

XPRIZE Foundation Announces $1 Million ‘Moonshot Award’ for Technical Achievements Outside of an Active... -Friday 29 March 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, announces that it will offer a $1 million Moonshot Award in recognition of an XPRIZE team demonstrating the achievement of a “moonshot” technological feat outside the parameters or...

XPRIZE Identifies 10 Future Breakthroughs Required to Protect Our Forests -Saturday 23 March 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, on the United Nations’ International Day of Forests, XPRIZE is releasing the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap, created in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The digital report and its interactive website, based on future foresight techniques, illustrate the...

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