Next-Gen Mask Challenge
The $1M Next-Gen Mask Challenge aims to reimagine protective face masks used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by making them more comfortable, functional, accessible, and even stylish.
Understanding the Impact of Masks
The XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge will aid in the fight against COVID-19 by enhancing an effective solution: face masks. The next generation of masks will redefine the norm of mask-wearing behavior and help sustain crucial preventive health measures.
There’s only one way we’re going to beat this pandemic—by coming together as one humanity and drawing on the creativity and compassion of everyone, especially our incredible young people. By unleashing the amazing talent and vision of our youngest innovators, the XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge will help save lives, defeat this pandemic and deliver a healthier future for us all.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Salesforce
We need an alternative—face masks that are readily accessible and affordable, functional for our everyday lives, fit a wide variety of wearers, and are effective in protecting the wearer and the community.
These young creators from around the world give me hope. All of the most common problems associated with mask wearing are being solved by 15-24 year olds in the Next-Gen Mask Challenge who are inspired to make the world a better place.
Host of CNBC’s Mad Money