Thanks to our family of donors and our worldwide community of supporters, 2014 was an exciting year for XPRIZE. We launched the Global Learning XPRIZE, which seeks to empower young learners to teach themselves basic, reading, writing and arithmetic.
We awarded top honors to Team DMI for winning Phase 2 of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and selected 18 teams from 6 different countries for Phase 2 of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition addressing the challenge of ocean acidification.
We celebrated our first step in the global expansion of our business model by opening India XPRIZE with our first ever India Visioneering.
We are especially proud that 2014 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Ansari XPRIZE for Suborbital Spaceflight. To honor the occasion we returned to the Mojave Air & Space Port where the prize was first awarded for a celebration that included many of the people who were such an integral part of the launch of our first XPRIZE.
Because we are not an endowed foundation, we rely on the generosity of our biggest fans. Our donors support our mission and help us to continue designing and operating competitions while maximizing their impact. We are excited for the years ahead as we head to the Moon, reinvent healthcare, map the ocean floor, delve into A.I.-human collaboration, re-invent personal flight, measure happiness and end adult illiteracy. Together we continue to solve the world’s Grand Challenges.
Thank you for helping to ensure our continued success.
Chairman & CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
Vice Chairman & Vice President, XPRIZE Foundation