$1,5M Roddenberry Prize for Scientific and Technological Ventures 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 6
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    All countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 56755
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 hour meeting

Opportunity Description

The Roddenberry Foundation offers Roddenberry Prize (USD 1,5 Million)  to early state science and technology ventures and businesses that use and leverage technology to improve lives. The foundation believes that innovation in science and technology has the potential to help human have better leadership and healthier lives and protect the environment and planet.

To recognize the new way of thinking and innovations and imagine a better life  The Roddenbery Foundation offers this award to technology and science ventures that can bring a positive change in the world, early-stage businesses with scientific and technological innovations and non-profit organizations and entities can apply for this prize to receive a $1,5 M prize. One finalist will get 1 Million USD, and five more finalists will receive $100 000 each. 

Remember that participating in the prize is only possible by nomination. Academic institutions, foundations, investors, venture capitalists, and organizations of the same types can nominate their network members or offer their portfolios. 

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Registration deadline: 12 September 2022 

Location: Any country    

Organization: The Roddenberry Foundation 

Gender: Male/Female

Type: N/A                                       

Degree: None  

Number of Awards: 

Eligible Countries: All

Duration: Between September- October 2022

Language Required: English

Fields of Study: None 


One finalist will receive a cash amount of $1M, and five will each receive $100 000 as prize winners.

Eligibility Requirements

Who can be nominees?

  • Early Stage ventures: That
    • have successfully raised Seed Rounds through Series A financing
    • Word changing: provide solutions that have the potential to achieve one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    • Be Innovative
    • Ethical: It provides purpose-driven, human-focused, and responsible solutions that reduce inequality and solve the global problem.
    • Be scalable and replicable.
  • Participants can be non-profit start-up ventures and mission-driven for-profit organizations.
  • Participants must suggest solutions to achieve one or more of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Innovations for real-life impact are in priority. 
  • Solutions must be scalable, ethical, purposeful and reduce inequality.  

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for this prize should be nominated by academic institutions, foundations, investors, venture capitalists, and accelerators. Nominators can nominate their members of the network by using the submission form linked below:

Nominate Now

After completing the nomination step, applicants must submit a letter of intent through the online portal on a rolling basis. In the second round, successful applicants will submit the second-round application and finally will present their work and innovation during a one-hour meeting. 

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Selection procedure

The Roddenberry Prize selection procedure will be in three rounds:

Round One: Eligible applicants must submit a Letter of Intent via an online portal on a rolling basis. The deadline of the Intent Letter is 16 September 2022.
Round Two: Selected applicants must submit a second round application between 20 September- 14 October 2022.
Round Three: During a one-hour meeting with foundation staff and board members, six finalists will share their work and innovations. Finally, successful applicants will receive the prize grant in cash.

For any inquiry or issue, please send an email to: [email protected]

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