Thursday, 1 May 2014

Registration Open for Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

The XPRIZE Foundation, the leading non-profit that’s solving the world’s Grand Challenges through large-scale incentivized prize competitions, is collaborating with ocean philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to offer $2 million dollars in prizes to address ocean acidification through the development of breakthrough pH sensor technology.

The winning pH sensor(s) of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE<http://xprize.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f222b9e533e2a79451b36e7ef&id=6dff51b47a&e=c9b2b653c3> will be radically more accurate, durable, and affordable to spur global research and industries within ocean services and to address ocean acidification.

There are two prize purses available (teams may compete for, and win, both purses):

1. $1,000,000 Accuracy award – Performance focused (First Place: $750,000, Second Place: $250,000): To the teams that navigate the entire competition to produce the most accurate, stable and precise pH sensors under a variety of tests.
2. $1,000,000 Affordability award – Cost and Use focused (First Place: $750,000, Second Place: $250,000): To the teams that produce the least expensive, easy-to-use, accurate, stable, and precise pH sensors under a variety of tests.

We are looking for teams of innovators to compete in this once-in-a lifetime competition! Would you or someone you know, be interested in forming or joining a team? Skills as diverse as engineering, materials science, data science, and chemistry could be part of the winning team.

Registration is now open, and we encourage you to fill out the oceanhealth@xprize.orgoceanhealth@xprize.org
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