Thursday, March 05, 2009

Numerous Events on the Automotive X PRIZE Blog

The Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Blog level of activity has been much higher lately:

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Media Exposure - From January 1 through December 31, 2008, the Prize received coverage on approximately 150 TV and radio stations across the globe, 100 national and international newspapers and 900 blogs and websites. ... The 2008 coverage equated to approximately 212 million print impressions, 299 million broadcast impressions and 650 million web impressions, totaling more than one billion impressions for the 2008 calendar year. The equivalent ad value was over $7 Million.

Registration Closes for the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE - I cannot immediately provide an actual accounting of the number of applications that we received this week. I can say that it easily exceeds 50. Add these applications to the almost 40 Registered Teams that have previously been reviewed and accepted, and you can imagine that we are looking at a very compelling year to come. Not all of the new applicants will be accepted as a Registered Team. However, from the initial reviews, we anticipate having a very strong starting line up as we move to the next phase of the competition. ... After tonight, the competition will begin a transformation. Come Monday morning, our entire focus will change. The work of sharing new ideas and technologies from the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Registered Teams will begin in earnest.

Reasoning Behind the Purse Split

We've Got Mail - I'd guess that the big stack of mail is more teams registering with postmarked entries. at NSTA - Planning on being at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2009 National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans, March 19-22?

Calling All Teams: New Opportunities for Funding and Press