The Roddenberry Prize is open for nominations

The Roddenberry Prize is open for nominations through 2022.

The Roddenberry Prize provides funding to early-stage businesses that take advantage of new scientific discoveries or emerging technologies that have the potential to lead to a better future.

Deadline: 12th  September, 2022

The concept that scientific and technology advancement may improve our quality of life and make it healthier, more productive, and better for the environment is at the core of The Roddenberry Prize.

The Roddenberry Prize is a challenge to question the status quo, to spark fresh perspectives, and to envision a better future. It is a chance to imagine a more wealthy and equitable future in which everyone may prosper, no matter what their background.

Early-stage businesses with the ability to make a difference in the world will receive five $100,000 finalist awards as well as a grand prize of $1M in non-dilutive investment.

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The Roddenberry Prize supports early-stage scientific and technology businesses, including for-profit and nonprofit ones, that match the requirements for qualifying.

Early Stage: They look for businesses in the early stages that have raised Seed Rounds through Series A funding.
They look for solutions that could help accomplish one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs).
Scalable: To address a problem on the size of millions of people, they want a daring, far-reaching, and scalable vision.
Ethical: They encourage innovation that is responsible, human-centered, and purpose-driven in order to lessen inequality.
Science & Technology based: they are interested in new technologies, discoveries, inventions, or scientific breakthroughs.

Selection Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated using the following selection criteria by the staff of the Roddenberry Foundation and a community of external reviewers, specialists, and leaders from various fields and sectors:

  • Scientific Discovery or Innovative Technology: The innovativeness of a new scientific discovery, innovation, or innovative technology.
  • They are interested in solutions that have the potential to make a profound, game-changing impact.
  • Scalability: They are drawn to businesses with the potential to grow to the point where they can have an impact on millions, if not billions, of people.
  • Relevance: The solution addresses a well-known, urgent problem that has a sizable population and is in line with one or more of the SDGs.
  • Track Record: Despite being in the early stages, the applicant has shown some success, reached observable milestones, and solidified their subject-matter competence.


You must be recommended by a foundation, impact investor, VC, accelerator, academic institution, or another comparable sort of backer in order to be considered for the Roddenberry Prize.

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