Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winners Announced!


As the implementor of USAID’s Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, Integra is excited to announce that USAID, with support of its partners National Geographic, Smithsonian, and TRAFFIC, has selected 16 Prize Winners to receive $10,000 as well as technical and networking assistance. Selected from a pool of 300 Applicants from 52 countries, Prize Winners comprise individuals, nonprofits, academic institutions, and corporations from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Winning innovations range from camera traps integrated with seismic sensors to portable electronic “sniffers” and online whistleblower platforms.

Each will receive Prize Package of $10,000, recognition, networking opportunities, technical support to scale or accelerate their solutions, and the opportunity to compete for a Grand Prize of up to $500,000. USAID will use Grand Prizes to target and invest in the most promising solutions. To learn more about Prize Winners and their solutions please click here.

The Challenge is also seeking individuals or groups that will work with Prize Winners to accelerate their solutions and bring them to new markets and users. To learn more about how can support Prize Winners to combat wildlife crime, please contact the Challenge via email at info@wildlifecrimetech.org or visit the Challenge website here.

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