Con X Tech Prize giving out $90K in Prototyping Grants


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Calling anyone ready to take action on a world-changing idea to collaborate, create, and catalyze new tech for conservation!

Conservation X Labs (CXL) is seeking bold ideas for technology solutions to conservation challenges. Aimed specifically at projects teams that are preparing their first prototype, the Con X Tech Prize could provide a $3,500 grant to take your idea from blueprint to reality. Apply at https://conservationx.com/prize

CXL is seeking novel and transformative tools to conserve the world’s biodiversity and end human-induced species extinctions. We want to put these tools in the hands of natural resource managers and conservation agents around the world. We will support ideas that help decision-makers, consumers, and policy makers understand and act on conservation problems.

We welcome hardware and software submissions, as well as any impactful solution idea that is enabled by technology and helps achieve a conservation outcome. We believe in radical collaboration, and the strongest solutions and project teams will draw from a handful of disciplines (e.g., behavioral sciences, engineering, computer science, molecular science, economics) and consider the impact, sustainability (financial and environmental) and scalability of their solution from the very beginning. We want to move from merely monitoring changing landscapes and species populations to developing tangible solutions.

The potential benefits of your proof-of-concept can’t be understated; it can help your team validate a project idea, launch a successful crowdfunding campaign, net a strategic partnership, or even raise a successful seed investment.

Funding a working prototype is just the beginning. First round grantees will have the opportunity to enter the prototype of their solution in the second stage of the grant competition that features $20,000 in awards. Deadline to enter the first-round is June 30, 2018.