Contests and Collaboration

A proven way to get results is using a good competition, collaboration or contest. From the first human powered flight to getting someone to space without using being a country, prizes have been key to not only specific innovations, but learning about the process itself.

Here are some very interesting ones:

Prizes | XPRIZE XPRIZE is an innovation engine and a facilitator of exponential change. We transform how people think about the world’s biggest problems and incentivize their solutions.
Accelerating the Future: Dubai Announces Plan to Solve Modern Society’s Biggest Issues The government of Dubai just unveiled plans for the Dubai Future Accelerators program, which seeks to bring together innovative individuals and governing officials to develop solutions to real world problems. And you can be a part of it.
Carbon XPrize aims to reimagine CO2Forty-seven entries from seven countries are set to take part in a competition aimed at finding new ways to convert carbon dioxide into valuable products. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize will award US$20 million to the teams that develop the best breakthrough technologies for “reimagining CO2.”
DARPA is Giving $2 Million To The Person Who Creates An AI HackerDARPA just issued a challenge for hackers: Make an AI that can hack other computers.
Home | Google Lunar XPRIZE#GLXPMoonShot is epic. See how far these teams will go to get back to the moon
Making an Artificial Intelligence: X Prize And IBM Team Up For $5 Million CompetitionIBM, maker of the AI Watson, and the X Prize Foundation have launched a $5 million competition to seek the possibilities of how AI could make an impact in real world problems.
Robotics: Science and Systems
Future Festival – Trend Hunter’s Insight & Innovation ConferenceTrend Hunter’s FUTURE FESTIVAL. This is an experience for our private clients and top-tier innovators, specifically designed to accelerate careers and immerse you in the future.
Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Announce $100 Million Breakthrough Initiative to Dramatically Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe – Astrobiology Magazine10-year, Multi-disciplinary Search Effort Will Harness World’s Largest Telescopes to Mine Data from Nearest Million Stars, Milky Way and 100 Galaxies
Prizes | XPRIZEXPRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity
Behind the Scenes at the Breakthrough Prizes, the Glitzy Oscars for Science | WIRED Where scientists on the red carpet can talk about peeing in space. Where scientists on the red carpet can talk about peeing in space.
Attention! Apply To The Startup Battlefield At Disrupt London NOW | TechCrunch Attention Europe! Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt London. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup..
Global Grand Challenges | Singularity University Startup Lab
We Want You To Exhibit In Startup Alley At Disrupt SF | TechCrunch Disrupt SF is right around the corner, and spots in the Startup Alley are filling up fast. If you want to get in on the action, now is the time to get your..
Robotics: Science and Systems
Future Festival – Trend Hunter’s Insight & Innovation ConferenceTrend Hunter’s FUTURE FESTIVAL. This is an experience for our private clients and top-tier innovators, specifically designed to accelerate careers and immerse you in the future.
Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Announce $100 Million Breakthrough Initiative to Dramatically Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe – Astrobiology Magazine10-year, Multi-disciplinary Search Effort Will Harness World’s Largest Telescopes to Mine Data from Nearest Million Stars, Milky Way and 100 Galaxies
Prizes | XPRIZE
XPRIZE Home Page XPRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity
UAE’s $1m Robotics Award open for entries – Emirates 24|7 Award a first-of-its-kind global platform: Hamdan
Virgin Earth Challenge : The Prize Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge is an innovation incentive designed to award scalable and sustainable ways of taking carbon out of the air. Often referred to as Greenhouse Gas Removal, Carbon Dioxide Removal, Carbon Drawdown, Carbon Fixation, or Negative Emissions Technologies, these proposed approaches look to work in conjunction with reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the first place – removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to help meet emissions reductions targets for a more stable climate and healthier oceans.
The MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge Team