XPRIZE Community members advised on the design of a prize to rapidly detect and extinguish wildfires.
About the Prize Design
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!
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?
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.
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.