Con X Tech Prize, Round 3: Behavior Change & Blue Sky

Got a bold idea for the planet? Get it funded.

With $70,000 for prototypes and $20,000 for one grand prize winner, the Con X Tech Prize lets you bring your idea from blueprint to reality.

Submit by May 4, 2020
Closed for Entries

The submission period for Round 3 of the Con X Tech Prize ended on May 4, 2020.

Bring your idea to life!

Calling anyone ready to take action on a world-changing idea to collaborate, create, and catalyze new tech for conservation!

Conservation X Labs is seeking bold ideas for technology solutions to conservation challenges. Aimed specifically at projects teams that are considering their first prototype, the Con X Tech Prize is granting 20 prototyping awards of $3,500 each to take your idea from blueprint to reality.

CXL is seeking novel and transformative tools to conserve the world’s biodiversity and end human-induced species extinctions. We will support ideas that help decision-makers, conservationists, consumers, resource managers, and policy makers understand and act on conservation problems.

We believe in radical collaboration, and the strongest solutions and project teams will draw from a handful of disciplines (e.g., behavioral sciences, engineering, computer science, molecular science, economics) and consider the impact, sustainability (financial and environmental), and scalability of their solution from the very beginning. We want to move from merely monitoring changing landscapes and species populations, to developing tangible solutions and creating real-life impact. We welcome hardware and software submissions, as well as any impactful solution idea that is enabled by technology and helps achieve a conservation outcome.

The potential benefits of your proof-of-concept can’t be understated; 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.

But it doesn’t stop at the prototype. The 20 winners of the first stage of the competition will go on to compete in the Second Stage for the Grand Prize of $20,000!

Finalists from past rounds of the Con X Tech Prize included:

The only question is: what will you build?

Deadline to submit your idea is May 4, 2020.


Con X Tech Prize: Hacking Extinction

Terrapin Tracker

Other phase of development
Tracking turtles to understand where they spend their time

Wild Insect Traffic Sensors

Nobody is the boss of me :) - our organization is "Digital Naturalism Laboratories"
Validation Phase
Insects are like super small, but they are kinda keeping us all alive. It would be nice to be able sense their movements in thick forests without killing em all first. We are gonna hack mice to do it!


Tom Quigley [2976]
Community Manager
Conservation X Labs
Washington, United States