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 April 2, 2020
Open for Entries

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 April 2, 2020.

Enter the Con X Tech Prize Competition!

Start your submission today and be part of the conservation revolution on the Digital Makerspace.

First, complete a project application to create a project on the Digital Makerspace.
Once approved by the Digital Makerspace Community Manager, submit your project to the Con X Tech Prize to be considered for a prototyping grant.

Entries must be submitted by April 2, 2020


Con X Tech Prize: Hacking Extinction

Every Watt Matters

Anteneh Engineering
Market Shaping Phase
This project is about building a smart plug-in divider that can unplug a socket when a charging device is full that will lead to a behavioral change for end users saving electric power.

Every Droplet Matters

Anteneh Engineering
Market Shaping Phase
Smarter sink faucet that turn on and off if there is an object and no object between the faucet tip and the sink bed respectively that will lead to behavioral change for end users into water saving.


Tom Quigley [2797]
Community Manager
Conservation X Labs
Washington, United States