Members of the SAB include:
•Daniel Kraft, MD, Executive Director, FutureMed, Medicine Track Chair, Singularity University, Founder & CEO, IntelliMedicine, Inventor of the MarrowMiner •Tapani Ryhänen, Director, Head of Sensor and Material Technologies Laboratory, Nokia •Roni Zeiger, MD, Co-Founder and CEO of Impatient Science
"We have some of the top influencers and thought leaders across multiple industries serving as members of the Judging Panel and Scientific Advisory Board," said Henry Tirri, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Nokia. "Their collective minds will ultimately determine the winner of the competition based not only on a team's objective performance, but also the impact and viability of their technology as determined by the Judging Panel. As such, it was critical to appoint judges and SAB members who have cross-functional backgrounds and relevant expertise beyond just the field of health technology."
Registration for the first Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE officially closed on April 5, 2013, with 33 teams from eight countries competing for a prize purse that includes a $525,000 Grand Prize and up to five Distinguished Awards, each valued at $120,000. During the Qualifying Round, the next phase of the challenge, the Judging Panel will assess team submissions and narrow the field down to 10 finalists. The Final Round, which will take place in September 2013, will bring competitors and judges together, providing teams with the chance to present their sensing technology in a live setting. The winner of the first challenge will be announced at the conclusion of the Final Round judging phase in early October 2013.
For more information about the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, please visit www.NokiaSensingXCHALLENGE.org.
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization solving the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. The organization motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital for the benefit of humanity. XPRIZE conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Education; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Archon Genomics XPRIZE presented by Express Scripts, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org.
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