XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge 2020 ($1 million total prize)

NEXT-GEN MASK CHALLENGE

$1 MILLION

Prize Purse

The $1M Next-Gen Mask Challenge aims to reimagine protective face masks used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by making them more comfortable, functional, accessible, and even stylish. 

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF MASKS

The XPRIZE

Next-Gen Mask Challenge will aid in the fight against COVID-19 by enhancing an effective solution: face masks. The next generation of masks will redefine the norm of mask-wearing behavior and help sustain crucial preventive health measures.

THIS GENERATION IS PASSIONATE, CREATIVE, AND DEEPLY ENGAGED. WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU NEED TO WAIT OR GET A PARTICULAR DEGREE TO HAVE AN IDEA THAT CAN DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE WORLD.

DR. EMILY MUSIL CHURCH

Executive Director, XPRIZE Equity & Education

THE CHALLENGE

Masks are effective in slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19, but not all of us have adopted this preventive measure. Some masks are ill-fitting, uncomfortable, not breathable, and the most effective masks are often unavailable or expensive.

We need an alternative—face masks that are readily accessible and affordable, functional for our everyday lives, fit a wide variety of wearers, and are effective in protecting the wearer and the community.

HOW TO WIN

The winning team will design a face mask that achieves the filtration efficacy on par with a surgical mask and overcomes the top five barriers to mask-wearing as defined by an XPRIZE-conducted survey.

HOW TO REGISTER

The Next-Gen Mask Challenge teams will be composed of the next generation of innovators ages 15-24 from all around the world. Registering to create or join a team is one of the first steps you can take to help create a better future for all.



Register

For more information please open this link

https://www.xprize.org/challenge/nextgenmask