XPRIZE, the incentivized prize competition for breakthrough science and technology, has announced three new prizes.
Among them — ALS, avatars and Deloitte s Cancer XPRIZE.
Deloitte is working in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute and Vice President Joe Biden s Cancer Moonshot initiative to bring some of the best and brightest minds together to rid the world of what is the number one leading cause of death globally.
XPRIZE declared Deloitte s XPRIZE competition ready to launch last week, but Deloitte s Beth Meagher, who s heading the the Cancer XPRIZE challenge, tells TechCrunch it will be a couple of months before that happens.
In the meantime, Meagher s team hopes to bring in hundreds of folks eager to tackle the disease using cutting-edge techniques.
Our whole goal is to rapidly, accurately and affordably screen for early cancers where it will reduce human suffering, Meagher told TechCrunch over the phone from her Washington, D.C. office.