Discover. Understand. Preserve.
The $10 million Rainforest XPRIZE is a global 4-year competition to incentivize the development of integrated and advanced biodiversity assessment technologies that will yield previously undiscovered and meaningful insights into these magnificent environments. The competition will be followed by an additional two years of impact activities geared towards establishing a new bioeconomy for the next century. The prize respects the people of the forests and their culture, as well as the Convention on Biological Diversity and other national and international policies.
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The Rainforest XPRIZE will accelerate innovation of unmanned and autonomous remote and in-situ technologies needed for biodiversity assessment. The competition will enhance our understanding of the rainforest ecosystem by using rapid data integration to provide new wisdom about the forest as well as inspire new investment and exploration. The Rainforest XPRIZE will discover the true potential of the standing forest, allowing the development of a new, sustainable, local bioeconomy.
Rainforests cover only 6% of Earth’s land surface, yet they hold an estimated half of the world’s biodiversity; however, humanity hasn’t come close to knowing everything that exists in these incredible ecosystems. The Rainforest XPRIZE will produce the most comprehensive biodiversity survey and unlock secrets within the rainforest.
The Grand Challenge