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X Prize Foundation

Index X Prize Foundation

XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. [1]

72 relations: Amir Ansari, Anousheh Ansari, Ansari X Prize, Archon X Prize, Arianna Huffington, Artificial intelligence, Atmospheric water generator, Australian Aid, Automotive X Prize, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Brian Binnie, Burt Rutan, Charles Lindbergh, Culver City, California, DARPA Grand Challenge, Dean Kamen, E85, Elevator:2010, Eric Esrailian, Erik Lindbergh, Exhaust gas, Genome, Geology of the Moon, Gil Elbaz, Global Security Challenge, Google Lunar X Prize, H-Prize, Human, Human genome, Inducement prize contest, James Cameron, Jeff Bezos, Jim Gianopulos, John B. Frank, L Prize, Larry Page, Lauren Selig, Lunar Lander Challenge, Methuselah Foundation, Mike Melvill, Miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, Mojave Aerospace Ventures, MSNBC, Mumbai, Naveen Jain, Orteig Prize, Outer space, Paul Allen, Peter Diamandis, Qualcomm, ..., Ratan Tata, Ray Kurzweil, Raymond Orteig, Richard Branson, Robert K. Weiss, Saint Louis Science Center, Salim Ismail, Space Foundation, SpaceNews, SpaceShipOne, SpaceShipOne flight 15P, SpaceShipOne flight 17P, Spirit of St. Louis, St. Louis, Star Trek, Tata Group, TED (conference), The Very Light Car, The Washington Post, Tricorder, Wired (magazine), X Prize Cup. Expand index (22 more) »

Amir Ansari

Amir Ansari (امیر انصاری) is an American Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Prodea Systems.

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Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari (Anuŝe Ansāri; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems.

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Ansari X Prize

The Ansari X Prize was a space competition in which the X Prize Foundation offered a US$10,000,000 prize for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.

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Archon X Prize

The Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts for Genomics, the second X Prize offered by the X Prize Foundation, based in Playa Vista, California, was announced on October 4, 2006 stating that the prize of "$10 million will be awarded to the first team to rapidly, accurately and economically sequence 100 whole human genomes to an unprecedented level of accuracy." The 30 day evaluation phase of the competition to begin on September 5, 2013, was canceled August 22, 2013 and this cancellation was debated on March 27, 2014.

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Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington (née Stasinopoúlou; born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου, July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.

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Atmospheric water generator

An atmospheric water generator (AWG) is a device that extracts water from humid ambient air.

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Australian Aid

AusAID, formally the Australian Agency for International Development, was until 2013 the Australian organisation responsible for delivering most non-military foreign aid.

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Automotive X Prize

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP or AXP) was a set of competitions, programs and events, from the X Prize Foundation, to "inspire a new generation of super-efficient vehicles that help break America's addiction to oil and stem the effects of climate change." Progressive Insurance was the title sponsor of the prize, the centerpiece of which is the Competition Division, within which a 10-million-dollar purse was divided between the winners of three competitions.

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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is a non-profit organisation, based in Florida, that seeks to improve literacy in the United States through programs directed towards preschool children and parental literacy.

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Brian Binnie

William Brian Binnie (born 1953) is a former United States Navy officer and is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites.

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Burt Rutan

Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan (born June 17, 1943) is a retired American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft.

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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle, and Slim was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist.

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Culver City, California

Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California.

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DARPA Grand Challenge

The DARPA Grand Challenge is a prize competition for American autonomous vehicles, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the most prominent research organization of the United States Department of Defense.

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Dean Kamen

Dean L. Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman.

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E85

E85 is an abbreviation typically referring to an ethanol fuel blend of 85% ethanol fuel and 15% gasoline or other hydrocarbon by volume.

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Elevator:2010

Elevator:2010 was an inducement prize contest with the purpose of developing space elevator and space elevator-related technologies.

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Eric Esrailian

Eric Esrailian is an American gastroenterologist who serves on the full-time faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Erik Lindbergh

Erik Lindbergh (born 1965) is an aviator, adventurer, and an artist.

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Exhaust gas

Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal.

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Genome

In the fields of molecular biology and genetics, a genome is the genetic material of an organism.

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Geology of the Moon

The geology of the Moon (sometimes called selenology, although the latter term can refer more generally to "lunar science") is quite different from that of Earth.

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Gil Elbaz

Gil Elbaz is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist best known for co-founding, along with Adam Weissman, Applied Semantics (ASI).

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Global Security Challenge

The Global Security Challenge runs international business plan competitions to find and select the most promising security technology startups in the world.

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Google Lunar X Prize

The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), sometimes referred to as Moon 2.0, was a 2007–2018 inducement prize space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google.

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H-Prize

The H-Prize program is a series of inducement prizes intended to encourage research into the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in a hydrogen economy.

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Human

Humans (taxonomically Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina.

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Human genome

The human genome is the complete set of nucleic acid sequences for humans, encoded as DNA within the 23 chromosome pairs in cell nuclei and in a small DNA molecule found within individual mitochondria.

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Inducement prize contest

An inducement prize contest (IPC) is a competition that awards a cash prize for the accomplishment of a feat, usually of engineering.

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James Cameron

James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.

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Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.

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Jim Gianopulos

James N. Gianopulos is a Greek-American businessman.

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John B. Frank

John B. Frank (born 1956) is the Vice Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, having previously served as Managing Principal.

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L Prize

The L Prize (aka the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize) is a competition run by the United States Department of Energy aimed to "spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common incandescent light bulb".

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Larry Page

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.

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Lauren Selig

Lauren Selig is an American film producer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

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Lunar Lander Challenge

The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge was a competition funded by NASA's Centennial Challenges program.

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Methuselah Foundation

The Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit organization co-founded in 2003 by David Gobel and Aubrey de Grey.

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Mike Melvill

Michael Winston "Mike" Melvill (born November 30, 1940 Johannesburg) is a world-record-breaking pilot and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites.

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Miles per gallon gasoline equivalent

Miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe or MPGge) is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed.

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Mojave Aerospace Ventures

Mojave Aerospace Ventures (MAV) is a company founded by Paul Allen and Burt Rutan to handle the commercial spinoffs from the Tier One project.

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MSNBC

MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.

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Mumbai

Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Naveen Jain

Naveen K. Jain (born September 6, 1959) is a business executive, entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of InfoSpace.

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Orteig Prize

The Orteig Prize was a reward offered to the first Allied aviator(s) to fly non-stop from New York City to Paris or vice versa.

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Outer space

Outer space, or just space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies.

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Paul Allen

Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

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Peter Diamandis

Peter H. Diamandis (born May 20, 1961) is a Greek American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur best known for being founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, cofounder and executive chairman of Singularity University and coauthor of The New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World. He is former CEO and cofounder of the Zero Gravity Corporation, cofounder and vice chairman of Space Adventures Ltd., founder and chairman of the Rocket Racing League, cofounder of the International Space University, cofounder of Planetary Resources, cofounder of Celularity, founder of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, vice chairman and cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc.

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services.

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Ratan Tata

Ratan Naval Tata (born 28 December 1937) is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons.

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Ray Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist.

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Raymond Orteig

Raymond Orteig (1870 – 6 June 1939) was the New York City hotel owner who offered the Orteig Prize for the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York City and Paris.

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Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

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Robert K. Weiss

Robert K. Weiss is an American film and television producer.

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Saint Louis Science Center

The Saint Louis Science Center, founded as a planetarium in 1963, is a collection of buildings including a science museum and planetarium in St. Louis, Missouri, on the southeastern corner of Forest Park.

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Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail (born May 17, 1965 in Hyderabad, India) is a Canadian serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author, speaker, and technology strategist.

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Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that advocates for all sectors of the global space industry through space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events.

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SpaceNews

SpaceNews is a print and digital publication that covers business and political news in the space and satellite industry.

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SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched rocket-powered aircraft with sub-orbital spaceflight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s), using a hybrid rocket motor.

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SpaceShipOne flight 15P

Flight 15P of SpaceShipOne (X0) was the first privately funded human spaceflight.

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SpaceShipOne flight 17P

Flight 17P of SpaceShipOne was a spaceflight in the Tier One program that took place on October 4, 2004.

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Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St.

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St. Louis

St.

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Star Trek

Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Tata Group

Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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TED (conference)

TED Conferences, LLC (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization that posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading".

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The Very Light Car

The Very Light Car prototype The Very Light Car (VLC) is a prototype design for 2- and 4-passenger automobiles emphasizing low weight and overall efficiency.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Tricorder

In the science-fictional Star Trek universe, a tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device used for sensor (environment) scanning, data analysis, and recording data.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

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X Prize Cup

The X Prize Cup is a two-day air and space exposition which was the result of a partnership between the X Prize Foundation and the State of New Mexico that began in 2004 when the Ansari X-Prize was held.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Prize_Foundation

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