The Water Abundance XPRIZE: Apply and Win Exciting Cash Prizes for Technologies to Alleviate the Global Water Crisis

Deadline: 28 April 2017

The Australia’s Aid Program, together with the Tata Group is inviting applications for the Water Abundance XPRIZE, a $1.75 million competition, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.

Teams will revolutionize access to fresh water by creating a device that extracts a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100% renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter.

Competition Structure

After the registration period, The Water Abundance XPRIZE will have two rounds of testing and judging:

  • Round 1: All registered Teams will create a solution prototype that can extract water from the atmosphere using any source of energy and without any requirement for minimum water output or cost per liter
  • Round 2: Up to five Teams from Round 1 will be shortlisted for next and final round of testing wherein the teams must achieve the final objective.

All registered Teams will have approximately eight months to create a solution prototype that can extract water from atmosphere. All the registered teams will also need to submit a design document during the start of this phase of technology development. Up to five qualifying teams will be chosen by the Judges for next round of testing and all these teams selected for the next round will be awarded milestone prizes. These shortlisted teams will be given five months to build the full solution per the Competition Overview to participate in the next and final round of testing. One Grand Prize Winner will be announced in August, 2018.

Award Details

The award consists of a $1.75 million cash prize with $1.5 million as Grand Prize and $250,000 in Milestone Prizes.

Eligibility Criteria

XPRIZE believes that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere. Scientists, engineers, academics, entrepreneurs and innovators with new ideas from all over the world are invited to form a team and register to compete. To participate, a team may need to recruit additional experts and can add new members at any time throughout the competition. Competing teams will own the Intellectual Property of their submissions.

How to Apply

Applicants must register themselves to apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit The Water Abundance XPRIZE.

U.S. Embassy in Togo: Inviting Applicants for Democracy and Human Rights Fund

First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund: Seeking Applications for Civic Engagement and Environmental Impact Grants

Russell Sage Foundation: Seeking LOIs for Behavioral Economics

Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation: Seeking Proposals for Immigration and Immigrant Integration

Call For Applications: 2018 Arts Projects and International Bursaries

Submit Proposals for Voice’s Seizing the Moment: Global Sudden Opportunity Grants!

TRANSFORM: Helping to Ensure Impactful Products reach Rural Communities

British Embassy in Jakarta: Call for Concept Notes for 2018/2019 ASEAN Project

Save the Children International in Kosova/o: Seeking Proposals for Action for Inclusive Education

RWJF’s Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being among Children

The British Embassy Beirut: Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

USAID: Feed the Future Innovation Lab For Food Safety

Global Road Safety Partnership: Seeking Proposals for Road Safety Grants Programme on Safer Road Users Round 14

Global Road Safety Partnership: Apply for Road Safety Grants Programme on Vehicle Safety Standards

The Chrysalis Trust Grant: Supporting UK Registered Charities

Bureau of NEA Assistance Coordination: Local Civil Society Capacity Building Initiative

Darwin Initiative: Inviting Applicants for Main Project Funding

SANDEE: Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Program in South Asia

Souter Charitable Trust: Supporting Projects Engaged in the Relief of Human Suffering in United Kingdom

Righteous Persons Foundations: Seeking LOIs to Support Jewish Community in United States

Applications Open for Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund 2018!

JWH Initiative: Inviting Young People in the Environmental Sector from Developing Countries

GFDRR Call for Proposals: Challenge Fund Round 3

Tiara Special Grant 2018-19: Inviting Indian Citizens