The Con X Tech Prize is a global competition that provides funding for project teams with a bold conservation idea that are preparing their first prototype.

The goal of the Con X Tech Prize is to build the ecosystem of early-stage conservation technology products and solutions, and supporting growing teams and ideas from around the world. Selected teams receive seed grants to support their work over a ten-week period. At the close of the prototyping period, one team is awarded the Grand Prize.

Funding a working prototype is just the beginning. It can help your team validate a project idea, launch a successful crowdfunding campaign, net a strategic partnership, or even raise a successful seed investment.

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And one grand prize winner is Awarded


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the con x tech Prize philosophy

We seek novel and transformative tools to conserve the world’s biodiversity and end human-induced species extinctions. Our aim is to put these tools in the hands of natural resource managers and conservation agents around the world.

The Con X Tech Prize supports ideas that have the potential to be conservation game-changers, and provides funding to make that idea a reality.


Con X Tech Prize: Round 1

The first round of the Con X Tech Prize closed in June 2018, with 84 conservation technology ideas submitted. Out of these innovative ideas, we selected 20 to fund with $3,500 to create their first prototype. Who will be the winner of the $20,000 Grand Prize? Meet our finalists and connect to them on the Digital Makerspace.


Interested in sponsoring a round of the Con X Tech Prize to find solutions to your conservation problem? Contact us.