$10 Million for Science Solutions

Posted on February 14, 2006  Comments (5)

$10m. To win, just solve these science problems by Ian Sample. Building off the success of the X-prize for a space transport:

Now the foundation is looking to repeat its success in other areas of science. Dr Diamandis is cagey about the finer details of future prizes, but one will offer $10m for the first company to sequence the genetic code of 100 people in a matter of weeks.

A second prize is aimed at kicking America’s self-proclaimed addiction to oil, by spurring research into greener vehicles. “This is a hot button that can effect our reliance on energy from around the world and our production of pollution

The foundation is also planning prizes in nanotechnology and education and is considering a second space prize, which could see the first commercial team to put a person into orbital spaceflight win $50m to $100m.

X-prize foundation

5 Responses to “$10 Million for Science Solutions”

  1. CuriousCat: Cash Awards for Engineering Innovation
    July 9th, 2006 @ 11:02 am

    “In the early 20th century, prizes in the aviation and automotive worlds were common. Sometimes they were awarded for incremental progress, other times for breakthroughs like the Lindbergh flight…”

  2. Len
    December 7th, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    I can think of a way to get one of those prizes … collect a team of top-quality people together and work hard! This is how Google established itself, isn’t it? OK, first there was the idea of using links to determine value. And no doubt, even a team with the best people will need the occasional corporate team building program. But, assuming these things, inspiring achievements are put together by inspiring team.

  3. Curious Cat » Lunar Landers X-Prize
    August 24th, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    “The front-runner for a $2 million NASA competition to build mock lunar landers has lost one of its two main vehicles in a fiery crash…”

  4. CuriousCat: Google Lunar X-Prize
    September 14th, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    “Google Lunar Xprize seeks to create a global private race to the Moon that excites and involves people around the world and, accelerates space exploration for the benefit of all humanity….”

  5. CuriousCat: CMU Wins $2 million in Urban Robot Auto Race
    November 5th, 2007 @ 8:58 am

    Carnegie Mellon University won the $2 million first place prize in DARPA’s urban robot race this weekend, stealing the thunder from 2005’s Grand Challenge leader, Stanford University…

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