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Semifinalist Teams Selected in $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition LOS ANGELES -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...

Grand Prize Winner in $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE Announced at XPRIZE Visioneering 2018 -Wednesday 24 October 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- During Visioneering 2018, XPRIZE’s annual gathering of philanthropists and innovators to evaluate concepts for future competitions, the Foundation revealed the results of its latest, completed XPRIZE. The Skysource / Skywater Alliance was announced as the grand prize...

Deep Ocean off Southern Greece to Be Field Test Site for Finalists in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE -Thursday 11 October 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, today announced the deep sea off Kalamata, Greece, has been chosen as the field testing location for finalist teams competing in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Deep sea,...

Ten Teams from Five Countries Advance to Finals of $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE -Tuesday 10 April 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, today announced the 10 teams advancing to the final round in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. This four-and-a-half-year global competition challenges teams to...

XPRIZE Plans to Continue Lunar XPRIZE Mission -Friday 6 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE announced their plan to continue the Lunar XPRIZE mission, with a re-launch of a new Lunar-focused competition. Effective today, the Lunar XPRIZE will operate as a non-cash competition. Over the next few months, XPRIZE will define new parameters for companies...

XPRIZE and All Nippon Airways (ANA) Announce New $10 Million XPRIZE Competition to Develop Real-Life Avatars -Tuesday 13 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, at the South By Southwest® (SXSW®) conference in Austin, XPRIZE Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, in partnership with ANA, will announce the launch of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE, a four-year global competition to develop real-life avatars....

Nine Teams Advance to Final Round of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE -Thursday 8 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, today announced nine finalist teams advancing in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year global competition challenging teams to advance ocean...

Empowering Young Minds Everywhere: Five Teams Advance to Final Round of $15M Global Learning XPRIZE -Tuesday 19 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced the five finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE and awarded each finalist a $1M milestone prize. Revealed at this year’s Social...

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