The XTC® Competition will also connect innovators with a network of investors and entrepreneurs and provide up to $10,000,000 in funding to top contenders.
The world faces dire global challenges, including poverty, inequality, and climate change. Technology will play a fundamental role in helping humanity overcome these challenges. And that’s what the Extreme Tech ChallengeSM (XTC) global start-up competition is all about.
The Extreme Tech ChallengeSM (XTC) global start-up competition discovers and supports new technologies and innovations to solve the world’s most extreme problems. Drawing from the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, XTC® partners will encourage the world’s most promising entrepreneurs to develop solutions to the greatest challenges facing humankind.
United Nations’ 17 Sustainablity Development Goals
The XTC® Competition connects innovators with a network of investors, corporations, and mentors to help them raise capital, close partnerships, and scale their world changing startups. The Extreme Tech Challenge is a nonprofit organization supported by Samsung, Ford, Evercore, Cisco, NXP, Silicon Valley Bank, Slush, Vivatech, ARM, and other world leading corporations. Any startup building technologies that address social or environmental challenges should apply.
The XTC® Competition is open to all product or service submissions based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting company. Applicants must be legally incorporated – or registered – in their country of origin. The proposed business cannot be in violation of any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patent infringement.
Deadline for submission: Ongoing
Source: Extreme Tech Challenge
TOMORROW WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN TODAY
South America, the white stripe of the Andes, and the Moon in the background
GROWING A WORLD WONDER
The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000 km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.
A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path.
The Wall promises to be a compelling solution to the many urgent threats not only facing the African Continent, but the global community as a whole – notably climate change, drought, famine, conflict and migration.
Once complete, the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on the planet, 3 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef.
Awesome, the President Tree, the mind to think this tree was alive when Ramesses II ruled Egypt!—the Old Hara is so old, in fact, that it has been around since the Bronze Age. It predates even the great pyramids!
🌳 Amazonia forever 🌳 ❤️❤️❤️ 🌳 Amazonia por siempre 🌳 ❤️❤️❤️
For years, Antonio Vicente begged his neighbors to listen to his warning. The water in Pouso do Rochedo, Brazil, was going to disappear and, with it, so would the life in this piece of the rainforest. And he was right. But now, after dedicating the last 40 years to reforesting his land, the water is coming back…and it is all thanks to him. RESPECT!
The Forest Man Of India, who created a forest. Jadav Payeng planted 1,360 acres of forest, over 30 years, all by himself! RESPECT!
To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.
The OCEARCH an collaborative, inclusive and open-sourced project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.
Track sharks, whales, turtles, seals, dolphins, alligators
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