Prizes

PRIZE PURSE: $5 MILLION
PHASE: Solution Development

Using AI to solve the world’s challenges

The $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s Grand Challenges.

PRIZE PURSE: $10 MILLION
PHASE: Registration

Anywhere is Possible

The $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE is a four-year global competition focused on the development of an Avatar System that will transport a human’s sense, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time, leading to a more connected world. 

PRIZE PURSE: $20 MILLION
PHASE: Testing & Certification

Recycling CO₂ into valuable products

The $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day. 

PRIZE PURSE: $15 MILLION
PHASE: Testing & Certification

Empowering children to take control of their own learning

The $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE challenges teams from around the world to develop open-source, scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months.

PRIZE PURSE: $1.75 MILLION
PHASE: Testing & Certification

Creating water from thin air

The $1.75 million Water Abundance XPRIZE, powered by the Tata Group and Australia’s Aid Program, challenges teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.

PRIZE PURSE: $0 MILLION
PHASE: Seeking Title Sponsor

The new Space Race

Thanks to the concluded Google Lunar XPRIZE, at least five private companies have solidified launch contracts and are hoping to land on the surface of the Moon within the next two years. Because of this tremendous progress, XPRIZE has decided to re-launch a Lunar-focused XPRIZE competition with new parameters that will complete our original mission of making the impossible possible.

Welcome to the next chapter of this new space race.

PRIZE PURSE: $7 MILLION
PHASE: Testing & Certification

Transforming the lives of low-literate adults

The $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation is a global competition challenging teams to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners in just 12 months.

PRIZE PURSE: $7 MILLION
PHASE: Testing & Certification

Discovering the mysteries of the deep sea

The $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams to advance deep sea technologies for autonomous, fast, high-resolution ocean exploration.  

PRIZE PURSE: $1 MILLION
PHASE: Registration

Transforming one million lives through literacy 

The $1 million Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition challenges communities and organizations across the country to empower adults with low literacy skills to download and use a free, effective, convenient and private mobile learning tool. XPRIZE will provide the educational apps – you just have to get them into the hands of learners.