Visioneers

 

XPRIZE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF OUR 2016 VISIONEERS TEAMS. WE APPLAUD EACH TEAM FOR THEIR PASSION, PERSISTENCE, COURAGE AND VISION.

 

Three Prize Concepts Were Certified By XPRIZE As 'Ready For Launch':

 

Conquering Cancer XPRIZE

Sponsored by Deloitte
Bold Innovator: Dr. Daniel Kraft

Avatar XPRIZE

Sponsored by ANA
Bold Innovator: Dr.2 Harry Kloor, Ph.D, Ph.D.

Cat’s Iron Will ALS XPRIZE

Sponsored by Caterpillar
Bold Innovator: Dr. Melanie Leitner

 

The Following Six Teams Also Shared Concepts For Potential XPRIZE Competitions:

 

Affordable Housing XPRIZE

Sponsored by Bosa Properties with Leonard Brody
Bold Innovator: Yaron Schwarcz

Desalination XPRIZE

Sponsored by National Research Foundation Singapore
Bold Innovator: Alisa Ferguson

Experiential Empathy XPRIZE

Sponsored by The Roddenberry Foundation
Bold Innovators: Dr. Alexandra Ivanovitch & Fuji Lai

Healthy & Safe Homes XPRIZE

Sponsored by Lowe's
Bold Innovator: Eric Corey Freed

Nutritious Abundance XPRIZE

Sponsored by Nutritious Abundance Collaborative
Bold Innovator: Ignacio Peña

Safe Drinking Water XPRIZE

Sponsored by Brita
Bold Innovator: William Sarni

The Roddenberry Worldview

Aligned Missions

Meet the 2016 Visioneers

The teams

Team Evaluation Criteria

What it takes to Succeed

The Visioneers Summit

The XPRIZE Visioneers 2016 Summit, presented by the Roddenberry Foundation in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, was held in late September in southern California.

The Visioneers Summit is a gathering of the XPRIZE ecosystem. It is not just an event but a process that is part of the XPRIZE strategic approach to evolve and advance its prize designs.

This year, the process featured nine hand-selected teams of Visioneers who spent nearly six months designing the next generation of XPRIZEs, aspiring to create disruptive impact across a portfolio of the world's grandest challenges in the following domains: cancer, ALS, empathy, water, housing, nutrition, and avatars.

At the Summit, a group of 250 mentors composed of prominent corporate and political leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, technologists and scientists evaluated and critiqued each of the nine XPRIZE proposals. Collectively, this community ultimately determined which concepts were certified as “ready for launch.”

XPRIZE IS TREMENDOUSLY GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROSITY
OF OUR VISIONEERS 2016 SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor:

XPRIZE has designed and created the Visioneers Summit program. Every year when we design this program, we search for like-minded organizations, entities, and individuals that would like to sponsor the program with financial support for the competing teams of Bold Innovators.

In addition to being one of the nine sponsors of the nine teams in 2016, The Roddenberry Foundation has also contributed to be a “Presenting Sponsor." For the Team sponsorship, The Roddenberry Foundation has graciously agreed to support a previously conceived concept initiated by the XPRIZE Foundation, exploring “Experiential Empathy." For the “Presenting Sponsor” role, XPRIZE selected Gene Roddenberry for his “Worldview," as it aligns very much with XPRIZE’s mission. Every year, for the Visioneers Summit, XPRIZE will seek out “Presenting Sponsors” who have leaders and culture that represent the similar values and mission of the XPRIZE Foundation. We thank The Roddenberry Foundation for their support at this year’s Visioneers Summit, as well as the other eight key team sponsors.