Wildfires present a complex, daunting and catastrophic challenge in today’s world. Threatening lives and costing billions in economic damages, the problem will continue to get worse as temperatures rise globally. How can we improve wildfire response to prevent the loss of life and assets?

In this project, XPRIZE is collaborating with partners worldwide to design a Wildfires Prize Design that drives scalable innovation that can rapidly detect and extinguish wildfires; a fully integrated autonomous system that detects, responds and suppresses wildfires, before escalation into a large fire event.

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About the Wildfires Prize Design

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edited August 23 in General
The Wildfires Prize Design is an ambitious initiative that aims to identify transformative breakthroughs, with the purpose of incentivizing individuals and groups to implement them.

This project uses multiple methodologies to assess the current landscape of wildfire response, to ensure we design a Wildfires prize that drives scalable innovation that can rapidly detect and extinguish wildfires; a fully integrated autonomous system that detects, responds and suppresses wildfires, before escalation into a large fire event.

The final product of this process of researching and discussions, the Prize Design, will provide the outline of what the winning team must accomplish to be awarded the prize.

Join this online community of experts to get involved, and share your wisdom with the crowd!

The Challenge

Wildfires present a complex, daunting and catastrophic challenge in today's world. Threatening lives and costing billions in economic damages, the problem will continue to get worse as temperatures rise globally.

How can we improve wildfire detection and response?

The Goal

We are designing an XPRIZE to accelerate and scale innovation that unlocks possibilities to rapidly detect and extinguish wildfires.

The Prize Design will provide the outline of what the winning team must accomplish to be awarded the prize and define the parameters of the XPRIZE competition. It is audacious, yet achievable.

Your Role

The community is currently debating the challenges and opportunities associated with improving Wildfire response and driving new innovation.

We invite you to join us and other experts from around the world to share your wisdom with the crowd and advise us on the design of this XPRIZE Wildfires Prize Design!

What's in it for you

We know your time is precious, and we appreciate your participation and input.

None of the other benefits below come close to the reward of knowing that you contributed to a truly transformative breakthrough.

We will regularly announce the most prolific community members to recognize their contributions. Participation allows you to:
  • Network with diverse stakeholders;
  • Brainstorm with top experts;
  • Promote your work;
  • Earn rewards, such as online gift cards and XPRIZE gift boxes; and
  • Be featured in XPRIZE blogs and podcasts.

Community rewards are announced at the end of each month.

XPRIZE team

This Prize Design is led by @DanSelz , @DavidPoli and @Eti Shechtman. @NickAzer manages the online community.

Need help?

See the FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.

If your questions isn't answered there, or you need help, please leave a comment here or contact the community manager, @NickAzer, via [email protected].
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