What if technology could detect deadly fires precisely where and when they start and extinguish them in minutes?
XPRIZE Wildfire is a three-year competition that will source teams of innovators from around the globe to develop integrated systems that can autonomously detect, assess and suppress potentially catastrophic wildfires quickly.
The winning team will autonomously detect and suppress an incipient wildfire within a defined 1,000km2 area in under 10 minutes from ignition, while leaving any decoy fires untouched. For more details about the competition see the executive summary here.
Already, $6.5M have been committed towards the prize. Help us reach our $15M goal to launch this competition.
EVERY YEAR, wildfires cause a massive global economic burden, destroy homes and habitats, and result in devastating injuries and loss of life.
How You Can Help
The XPRIZE Foundation is actively seeking to raise funds from philanthropists and corporate sponsors who will underwrite the competition prize purse and prize operations. We are also looking for field testing partners to provide the necessary resources for this critical part of the competition.Get involved
Wildfires have become the most destructive symbol in climate change, we have to do something before it’s too late, there’s no more warnings
Greek Prime Minister
Sponsors & Partners
This work is made possible by our generous Sponsors who provide funding support for prize design, prize purse and operational funding. In addition, we develop strategic relationships with Partners who work hand in hand with XPRIZE, contributing their time, resources and expertise to advance the priorities of all stakeholders. For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact us.