Grand Prize Winner in $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE Announced at XPRIZE Visioneering 2018
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 winner of the $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE, a two-year competition aimed at alleviating the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air. In addition at Visioneering, five new prize concepts were evaluated with top honors going to a prize concept called “Coral Survival”, a prize designed to protect and restore coral reefs. This prize will move forward into the XPRIZE pipeline.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181022005795/en/
The Skysource / Skywater Alliance team, based in Venice Beach, California, wins the Water Abundance XPRIZE (Photo: Business Wire)
The Water Abundance XPRIZE, powered by the Tata Group and Australian Aid, was launched in 2016 at the United Nations in New Delhi. The Skysource / Skywater Alliance, based in Venice Beach, California, received a grand prize of $1.5M for developing an easily deployable high-volume water generator that can be used in any climate, meeting the competition parameters of extracting a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 percent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than two cents per liter. A second team, JMCC WING, based in South Point, Hawaii, received a $150K prize to acknowledge the team's ingenuity in developing a unique technological approach.
“This year’s Visioneering beautifully encapsulates the full life-cycle of an XPRIZE with the awarding of the Water Abundance XPRIZE, which began as a prize concept proposed at a Visioneering just five years earlier by our trustee, Eric Hirshberg,” said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, XPRIZE founder and executive chairman. “It is testament to the basic premise that Visioneering is the forum where participants’ breakthrough ideas are presented, evaluated, upvoted, funded and then go on to have real-world, transformative impact.”
In addition, attendees of Visioneering deemed a “Coral Survival” prize concept, whose development efforts were sponsored by Wendy Schmidt, as the top prize design. This prize design, once funded, will launch as a future XPRIZE competition. The prize concept calls for innovations that can scale coral survival 1,000-fold, taking the survival rate of new coral larvae from 1 in 1 million, to 1 in 1 thousand, helping us to replenish our rapidly dying coral reefs.
“What particularly resonated about the coral reef presentation is the urgency with which we need to address this important issue caused by climate change before it is too late. We are committed to finding the necessary funds to capitalize and launch this competition as soon as possible,” said Anousheh Ansari, XPRIZE chief executive officer. “We are incredibly proud of the hard work done by all of the teams who designed this year’s prize concepts over the past several months and are grateful to our visionary sponsors, especially Wendy Schmidt, who underwrote the development of these prize concepts and whose visions for a positive future align with that of XPRIZE.”
The annual XPRIZE Visioneering convenes a select group of CEOs, world leaders, philanthropists, and other experts for three days to evaluate, prioritize and fund competition designs. Additional prize concepts presented at Visioneering 2018 were in the areas of: Off-Grid Energy Access, sponsored by Kingo; Natural Disaster Prediction, sponsored by Fairfax Financial Holdings; Lifting Farmers Out of Poverty, sponsored by Gagan Gupta; and Feeding the Next Billion, sponsored by The Tony Robbins Foundation and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
For more information on Visioneering, please visit https://www.xprize.org/visioneering.
For more information on the Water Abundance XPRIZE, visit https://water.xprize.org/.
XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. Active competitions include the Lunar XPRIZE, the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE, the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, and the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. For more information, visit www.xprize.org.
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
Manifesto: Call for a Successful Transition to Renewables in the Transportation Sector21.11.2018 16:04 | Tiedote
Political course corrections, coupled with the alarming reports on climate conservation, have led the organizers behind Power2Drive and other endorsers to initiate a manifesto. The aim is to deepen the close connection between e-mobility and renewable sources of energy and achieve a sustainable future. The smarter E Europe, the largest energy industry platform in Europe, will demonstrate the potential held by this combination of mobility and clean energy, and the pressing need to pay greater attention to sector coupling. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181121005307/en/ Survey shows: Solar power for refuelling is popular (© Solar Promotion GmbH & Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. BSW) The organizers behind Power2Drive have formed a strong alliance committed to the idea of a successful transition to renewable sources of energy in the transportation sector. Some of the declaration’s first signatories include the
Knopp Biosciences to Present at the Piper Jaffray 30th Annual Healthcare Conference21.11.2018 14:00 | Tiedote
Knopp Biosciences LLC, a privately held drug discovery and development company focused on delivering breakthrough treatments for inflammatory and neurological diseases of high unmet need, today announced that management will present at the Piper Jaffray 30th Annual Healthcare Conference to be held in New York, NY on November 27-29. Michael Bozik, M.D., President and CEO of Knopp Biosciences, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, November 27th at 12:50 p.m. Eastern Time. ABOUT KNOPP BIOSCIENCES LLC Knopp Biosciences is a privately held drug discovery and development company focused on delivering breakthrough treatments for inflammatory and neurological diseases of high unmet need. Knopp’s clinical-stage small molecule, dexpramipexole, is entering Phase 3 clinical studies in hypereosinophilic syndrome and Phase 2 clinical studies in eosinophilic asthma. Knopp’s preclinical Kv7 platform is directed to small molecule treatments for neonatal epileptic encephalopathy, other rare epilepsies, ti
REPLY: Syskoplan Reply Awarded with the SAP Quality Award in the Innovation Category21.11.2018 12:00 | Tiedote
Syskoplan Reply, the SAP technology specialist within the Reply Group, has been awarded with the SAP Quality Award from SAP in the Innovation category for a project for the SEA Group. The award honors the latest SAP solutions and it is presented annually at the SAP NOW event. Syskoplan Reply receives the renowned award for the fifth time in a row. The gold award winning project is an innovative SAP Hybris Marketing solution for SEA from Syskoplan Reply. The SEA Group manages both Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa airports and provides all services and related activities. The project consists of implementing SAP Hybris Marketing to design, create and monitor marketing initiatives. The aim is to increase the customer experience of passengers at Milan Malpensa Airport and make their stay a special experience. The cross-departmental, effective marketing campaign is based on the concept of gamification: in the multi-channel campaign, passengers can participate in a treasure hunt "Hashtag Hunt
GSMA Launches New Industry-Wide Initiative to Support Development of Operator Edge Cloud AR/VR21.11.2018 12:00 | Tiedote
The GSMA today announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that will focus on the development of cloud virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. The programme which was unveiled at Huawei’s 9th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, is backed by mobile operators including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT Corp., NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Telenor, TIM, Turkcell and Vodafone, as well as other industry partners including Huawei and HTC. The programme aims to encourage all parties to collaborate on accelerating the delivery and deployment of 5G cloud-based AR/VR services. “Both VR and AR are disruptive forms of immersive multimedia that, combined with operator edge cloud and 5G connectivity, will transform the cost structures of the enterprise and entertainment fields,” commented Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “Mobile operators will play a key role in its developme
Clientron to exhibit its embedded computing innovations at SPS IPC Drives 201821.11.2018 12:00 | Tiedote
Clientron Corp., a world-leading supplier of embedded systems, will introduce its intelligent embedded solutions including single board computers, embedded box PC, and industrial panel PC at SPS IPC Drives 2018, taking place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg (No.8-512, Hall 8) from 27 to 29 November in Nuremberg, Germany. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181121005002/en/ Clientron to exhibit its brand new intelligent embedded systems at SPS IPC Drives 2018 (Photo: Business Wire) The SPS IPC Drives is the leading trade fair for electronic automation solutions. At the show, Clientron will proud to illustrate its embedded computing solutions for factory automation and food industry applications. The advantages of Clientron’s products are designed for high quality, durability, flexibility and maximum compatibility to facilitate the business transformation towards Industry 4.0. During the show, Clientron will intro
Wireless charging makes a world’s first debut on South Western Railway trains in the UK.21.11.2018 12:00 | Tiedote
Baker Bellfield, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial interior solutions for the rail sector, and Aircharge, global leader in wireless charging solutions for contract use, have announced today the launch of the world’s first fully rail compliant inductive phone wireless charging system. On-train wireless charging will debut on South Western Railway’s (SWR) refurbished and reconfigured class 444 Siemens Desiro five-car EMUs on the London Waterloo – Southampton – Bournmouth – Weymouth route from November 2018. When the refurbishment programme is completed, all 172 of SWR Desiro class trains will have this new feature. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181121005180/en/ The Aircharge - Baker Bellfield mobile phone wireless charging solution for trains (Photo: Business Wire) With mobile devices becoming the best travel companions for personal and business purposes, including the use of mobile check-in appl
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme