Revolution Through Competition.
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The mission of the X PRIZE Foundation is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. The Foundation fosters innovative, high-profile competitions that motivate individuals across all boundaries to solve grand challenges. The prizes are worth millions of dollars and capture the imagination of the public to draw attention to the goal.
The prizes are modeled after the Orteig Prize which offered $25,000 in 1919 for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris. This prize was won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 which changed the aviation industry forever.
X Prizes are attempting to create revolutions in Energy/Environment, Education, Life Science, Global Entrepreneurship, and Exploration.” <wiki>
“The X PRIZE Foundation creates and manages prizes that drive innovators to solve some of the greatest challenges facing the world today.
With the success of the Ansari X PRIZE, the X PRIZE is now viewed as the leading model to leverage the elements of public interest, entrepreneurial spirit and cross-disciplinary innovation to bring about breakthroughs that benefit us all.” <about>
- Ansari X PRIZE (Space) <wiki>
- Archon X PRIZE (Medicine – Genomics) <wiki> <home>
- Automotive X PRIZE (Automotive) <wiki> <home>
- Google Lunar X PRIZE (Space) <wiki> <home>