XPRIZE Rainforest’s independent judging panel has selected 6 teams from around the world to advance to the final round of the XPRIZE Rainforest competition. These high-quality, interdisciplinary teams will spend the next year developing and refining their innovative approaches with feedback from their completion of the Semifinals Testing in Singapore in June 2023, where teams each had 24 hours to test their technologies in defined plots within the forest. Successful teams demonstrated the ability to survey the forest over a wide area, capturing images, bioacoustics, eDNA, and physical samples and identifying them within a 48-hour period of data analysis to provide a species richness assessment.
For finals in 2024, these finalist teams will need to survey the most biodiversity in a more remote area of tropical rainforest in 24 hours and produce the most impactful real-time insights within 48 hours to win the competition. To learn more about the competing teams, click on a team name below.
|About the Team||Team||City||Country||Country flag||Website(s)|
|Map of Life Rapid Assessments||New Haven||United States||mol.org/rapidassesments|
|Team Waponi!||Grand Junction||United States|
|Welcome to the Jungle||Chicago||United States||https://w2j.team|
On 24 July 2023, XPRIZE and Alana Foundation announced the six finalist teams from around the globe who will participate in this round of the competition at the Society for Conservation Biology’s 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology in Kigali, Rwanda. Watch the announcement here: