The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE launched on September 22, 2014 with a 6-month team registration period. Registered teams will then have 18 months to develop their solutions. From there, a panel of third-party expert judges will evaluate and down-select the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will have one month to tweak their solutions and/or reconfigure their teams before the judges elect the Top Five Finalist teams to proceed in the competition.
Each of the five teams selected will receive $1 million and advance to the next phase, where their solutions will be field-tested in rural villages. Each of the five teams’ solutions will be deployed across a minimum of 100 villages in a developing country, reaching 3000 children (ages approximately 7-10), the competition will take place in a country where English is a primary language of instruction.
At the end of the 18 month competition in the field, the team whose solution enables the greatest proficiency gains in reading, writing and arithmetic –-- will receive the Grand Prize of $10 million. All of the top 5 Finalist solutions, including the winner’s, will be open-sourced to the world.
With its success, the winning technology becomes a proof point demonstrating that children can teach themselves to read, write and do arithmetic autonomously. The open-sourced solutions should be shared and reiterated so that their potential to ignite a revolution in the technology and learning sectors throughout the world can be fully realized.
|September 22, 2014||Team Registration Opens*|
|April 30, 2015||Team Registration Closed*|
|March—April 2016||Team “Hub” Summits Conducted in Multiple Locations. For exact details please email the Global Learning team at [email protected]*.|
|May 1, 2016||Tablet specifications will be released to teams*.|
|October 1, 2016||Detailed submittal instructions will be released to teams*.|
|January 17, 2017||Submission due date of all entries and first round of judging begins*^.|
|Mid-April 2017||First round of judging concludes and semifinalists are informed*.|
|May 8—12, 2017||Semifinalist solutions are deployed for a week-long test with children in Tanzania*.|
|June 12—16, 2017||A “live”, in-person judging summit will be conducted with each of the semifinalist teams.|
|June 21, 2017||Announcement of semifinalists.|
|July 2017||Semifinalist judging concludes and finalists are determined.|
|September 2017||Announcement of finalists.|
|November 2017||Field Test period begins.|
|February 2019||Field Test ends and final judging begins. Results are analyzed to determine the Grand Prize Winner.|
|April 2019||Final judging and assessment concludes. Grand Prize winner is announced. Award event will take place around this time.|
^=Submission deadline has been extended to January 17, 2017. For full details please email the Global Learning team at [email protected]