XPRIZE Community members advised on the design of a prize to eliminate or drastically reduce air pollution, sponsored by The Circle Foundation.
About the Prize Design
XPRIZE is excited to officially kick-off the design process for our new Clean Air Prize Design. This is an ambitious initiative sponsored by The Circle Foundation, which is motivated to accelerate the pace of technological innovation to drastically reduce the amount of pollution related to fine particulate matter in South Korea and throughout the world.
Our research and these discussions will ultimately lead to the Prize Design which will provide the outline of what the winning team must accomplish to be awarded the prize.
This forum will explore the latest news, innovations, efforts, technologies, and ideas for how to tackle this daunting problem. We invite all knowledgeable and interested people to participate in an exchange of ideas, Q&A, brainstorming, and sharing of topical information.
We need you in this effort to resolve one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Together we can give life to ideas that will provide clean air for people all over the world. We look forward to conversing with you here.
As economies have grown and nations developed, man-made emissions from increased industrial and urban activity have led to an explosion of anthropogenic emissions, especially fine particulate matter. An estimated 4 billion individuals live with hazardous levels of air contamination, most of which live in Asia. In China, air contamination kills more than 1 million individuals annually and costs the Chinese economy more than $37 billion per year. The Korean National Institute of Environmental Research reported record-breaking PM 2.5 measurements in seven South Korean cities over the course of a single week in the past year. Current efforts to reduce global air pollution are insufficient to combat atmospheric pollution.
The goal of this XPRIZE is to achieve breakthroughs either in technology or innovation that will lead to scalable elimination or a dramatic reduction of the amount of air pollution related to fine particulate matter and to make these innovations accessible globally.
This Prize Design is lead by @TerryMulligan, @jamesburbridge and @JessicaYoon. @Shashi is the community manager.
As a member of our global online community of experts, you will have the chance to share your knowledge and experiences, discuss promising innovations, and influence the evolution of the Clean Air Prize Design.
What’s in it for you
We know your time is precious, and we greatly appreciate your participation and input. In addition to the knowledge of your contribution to transformative breakthroughs, community participation also allows you to:
- Network with diverse stakeholders
- Brainstorm with top experts
- Promote your work
- Earn prizes, such as online gift cards and XPRIZE gift boxes
- Be considered for blogs and podcasts