FFAR Feeding the Next Billion Design Challenge (SFS)
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Sponsor: Contracts and Grants
Funding Opportunity Number: Not applicable
Funding Organization's Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018
Discipline/Subject Area: food systems, nutrition, and environmental stewardship in agriculture
ANR Priority Area(s): SFS
Funding Available($): varies
Description: We are facing one of the biggest challenges of our time: How will we feed ten billion people by 2050? We need the best and brightest scientists working on solutions to help us make nutritious food accessible to all. FFAR is sponsoring a new competition led by the XPRIZE Foundation to address food systems, nutrition, and environmental stewardship in agriculture.
The 2018 Visioneering Prize-Design Challenge will give teams across the world a chance to weigh in on approaches to sustainably feeding the world's growing population. The XPRIZE Foundation is organizing the competition in partnership with HeroX to crowdsource innovative ideas to compete for cash prizes, a trip to the Visioneering 2018 event, and the chance to help develop the next XPRIZE.
This competition is co-sponsored by the Tony Robbins Foundation.
Feeding the Next Billion is one of five grand challenges involved in the 2018 Visioneering Prize-Design Challenge. Other challenges are:
- Off-Grid Energy for the Developing World
- Saving Coral Reefs
- Disaster Prediction
- Lifting Farmers Out of Poverty
3 Semi-Finalists per Grand Challenge Area will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the Design Hackathon hosted August 10th - 12th, 2018 at the XPRIZE Headquarters in Culver City, CA. If you move forward to Phase II, you will be invited to attend an all-day training on Monday August 13th in XPRIZE’s offices.
Phase II: up to $25,000 total, $5,000 per Grand Challenge Area
At the conclusion of the Design Hackathon, 1 Finalist per Grand Challenge Area will receive $5,000 cash and an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the 2018 Visioneers Summit hosted October 18th- 21st, 2018 at the Terranea Resort.
Phase III: up to $25,000
At the conclusion of the 2018 Visioneers Summit, 1 Grand Challenge Area will be recognized as the 2018 XPRIZE “Design of the Year” and team members will be awarded $25,000 cash.
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.