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TECHNOLOGY FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES

The Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE is a $1 million global competition that challenges teams to leverage technology to empower communities with a transformative solution that ensures women’s safety. Armed with innovative safety nets, communities everywhere can rapidly respond to threats against any of its members, ensuring that help is always available when needed.

The winning team’s solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert while transmitting information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds. The winning technology will cost no more than US $40, to help ensure it is affordable.

Safety is a fundamental human right and should not be considered a luxury for women.
- Anu Jain, philanthropist and entrepreneur

BUILDING A SAFE FUTURE TAKES EVERYONE

Find out more about the competition and how to get involved

85 Registered Teams

  • ONE IN THREE WOMEN GLOBALLY HAVE FACED PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME.
  • IN NEW DELHI, 92% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCED SOME FORM OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN PUBLIC SPACES IN THEIR LIFETIME.
  • ALMOST FOUR BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE LACK ACCESS TO CENTRALIZED EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS.

PRIZE PROGRESS

October 2016
Prize Launch & Registration Opens
December 2016
Revised Competition Guidelines Released
April 28, 2017
Registration Deadline
May 2017
Online Team Conference
September 2017
Qualification Round Submission Deadline
October 2017
25 Teams for Final Testing Announced
March 2018
Video Submission Deadline
April 2018
Prototype Submission Deadline
April 2018
Team Summit & Final Testing
June 2018
Grand Prize Winner Announced

Media Mentions

March 8, 2017
Recognizing the dilemma that plagues society, Anu and Naveen Jain — technophilanthropists and the co-founders of such legendary companies as InfoSpace and Intelius/Inome — launched the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE to challenge teams from around the world to develop an affordable technology women
March 8, 2017
Taking on the universal need to have a basic safety emergency reporting and response networks for women who are faced with violence, Anu and Naveen Jain launched the Women’s Safety XPRIZE competition where teams from around the world can leverage technology to empower communities with a transformati
November 21, 2016
XPRIZE, an organization that calls itself an ‘innovation engine’, believes that “solutions can come from anyone, anywhere” and that “some of the greatest minds remain untapped”.

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