Competition Guidelines Announced for $2.25 Million Nokia

Competition Guidelines Announced for $2.25 Million Nokia Sensing X
Team Registration Officially Opens for Global Competition and Has
Already Attracted More Than 95 Teams From 23 Countries 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --  The X PRIZE
Foundation and Nokia today announced that finalized competition
guidelines have been released and team registration is officially
open for the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, a global
competition to accelerate the development of sensing technologies
that capture and interpret information about our health and the
surrounding environment that impacts personal health. The competition
guidelines detail the prize structure and individual competition
prize purses, which are now available at  
The Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE will be a fixed-date series of two
separate and consecutive competitions over two years, with each
competition including a qualifying round and a final round, followed
by prize awards. Each separate competition prize purse includes a
$525,000 Grand Prize and up to five Distinguished Awards, each valued
at $120,000. 
All eligible submissions will be evaluated by a judging panel which
is comprised of highly qualified and impartial members who have
cross-functional and relevant expertise in sensing and mobile health
technologies. Following the judging process, up to 12 teams will
advance to the final round where their entries will be evaluated by
both the judging panel and a "crowd panel" consisting of potential
consumers. The winners will be the team solutions that demonstrate
the highest merit in the areas of accuracy and consistency,
demonstration quality, technical innovation, human factors, market
opportunity, originality/creativity, and packaging/user experience.  
"The intent of the competition structure is to enable our teams to
focus on two awards with larger prize amounts and a greater
opportunity to become finalists," said Mark Winter, Senior Director,
Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE and Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE. "We look
forward to seeing a rich diversity of sensor and sensing solutions
that will help accelerate the growth of the mobile health industry
and adoption by consumers."  
Sensing will enable a newfound understanding and knowledge about our
state of being, which will become more pervasive and magnified as we
gain more and more insight. Sensing lays the foundation for a mobile
health revolution that will transform healthcare into what it must
become: highly personalized and accessible for the unique needs of
each individual. 
"I look forward to seeing the types of teams that we attract with the
revised competition structure and prize awards," said Henry Tirri,
PhD, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Nokia.
"There is a really exciting future for sensing technologies, and that
the new categories of intelligent devices, combined with advance
sensors, will drastically improve the ability of the individual
consumer to collect health-related information. The participating
teams in this competition not only have the opportunity to accelerate
the use of advanced sensing technology in mobile health, but they
will also have a significant role in transforming the lives of
billions of people around the world." 
Teams participating in the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE will also have
access to an online marketplace, where they can connect with
individuals and companies to exchange ideas and resources, as well as
attract potential funding opportunities from outside sources. 
It is anticipated that the solutions developed as part of the Nokia
Sensing X CHALLENGE may also be utilized in the $10 million Qualcomm
Tricorder X PRIZE, a global competition to put healthcare knowledge
in the hands of consumers. Together, these competitions will help
create an ecosystem of innovative technologies that radically change
the way people understand their state of health -- in desirable,
convenient ways not previously available.  

Competition #1                                                              
May 2012         Competition Launch and Pre-Registration opens              
Dec 2012         Registration Opens                                         
5 Feb 2013       Registration deadline (11:59 a.m. PT)                      
10 Jun 2013      Submissions deadline (11:59 a.m. PT)                       
Jun/Jul/Aug 2013 Qualifying Round Judging; up to 12 Finalist Teams          
Sep 2013         Final Round Judging; winners determined and awards         
Competition #2                                                              
25 Jun 2013      Registration opens                                         
11 Nov 2013      Registration deadline (11:59 a.m. PT)                      
10 Apr 2014      Submissions deadline (11:59 a.m. PT)                       
Apr/May/Jun 2014 Qualifying Round Judging; up to 12 Finalist Teams          
Jul 2014         Final judging; winners determined and awards presented     

For more information about the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, visit: For more information about the Qualcomm
Tricorder X PRIZE, visit:  
About X PRIZE Foundation
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501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization solving the world's
Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile,
incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research
and development worth far more than the prize itself. The
organization motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all
disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital for
the benefit of humanity. The X PRIZE Foundation conducts competitions
in five Prize Groups: Education; Exploration; Energy & Environment;
Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30
million Google Lunar X PRIZE, the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE
presented by Express Scripts, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X
PRIZE, and the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE. For more
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capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or
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