Two Prize Concepts Were Certified By XPRIZE As 'Ready For Launch':
Conquering Cancer XPRIZE
Sponsored by Deloitte
Bold Innovator: Dr. Daniel Kraft
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
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 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, and nutrition.
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
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.