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.

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