Visioneering - Where Innovation Begins

What is Visioneering?

Each year, corporate leaders, philanthropists, heads of innovation and XPRIZE Trustees (“visioneers”) gather for a multi-day Visioneering meetup to brainstorm, debate, and prioritize which of the world's Grand Challenges might be solved through incentivized competition.

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Visioneers Compete to Create the Next XPRIZE

This year’s Visioneering took place April 25-28 in Newport Beach, CA, where visioneers competed with one another to design and pitch innovative, incentivized prize concepts across Education, Energy & Environment, Exploration, Global Development and Life Sciences in the hopes that theirs would become the next XPRIZE launched. (The most recent Visioneering prize concept to be fully realized was the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.)

Congratulations to This Year’s Winner and Finalists

This year, the top prize concepts were presented at the Visioneering Results Dinner in association with Barclays. An enthusiastic crowd of visioneers voted in the winners.

The Finalists:

  • AGING: “Meteor of the Mind” – Therapeutic treatments to improve cognitive function and avert the disaster of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: “Network” – Enable universal connectivity and increase democracy, education, healthcare and equality
  • LEARNING: “Game Changer” – Transform elementary education from industrial roots into its 21st century, gamified future
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: “Rainmaker” – Pull drinkable water out of thin air to deliver clean, affordable water for all
  • WOMEN & GIRLS: “X2 – Mother of All Prizes” – An ‘X-ponential’ prize that enhances the purse for any team that is comprised of at least 50% women

And top honors went to...

X2 – Mother of All Prizes (Liz Fleming, Kosta Grammatis, Jennifer Granholm, Jonathan Knowles, Henri Richard, Scott Sorokin, Lynn Tilton, Vivek Wadhwa)

Meteor of the Mind (Michael Boustridge, Ken Dychtwald, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Dr. Eric Leuthhardt, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Cheryl McEwen, Dr. Dean Ornish, Lynn Tilton)

Congratulations to all.

This Year's Topics


How can we build innovative, resilient, public and private infrastructure that is both physical and virtual?


How can we educate and train students of all ages to prepare them for the 21st-century jobs?

Women and Girls

How do we harness the power of women and girls in communities around the world?


How can we move ourselves and our information in the years to come?


How do we prepare for an expanding older population?


How do we incentivize people to stop doing things that are bad for them or for society?


How can we protected our communities, businesses and national security?


How can we live happier, safer lives?

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