ESD.172J | Fall 2009 | Graduate
X PRIZE Workshop: Grand Challenges in Energy

Assignments

ASSN # DESCRIPTIONS KEY DATES
1

Email your instructor a short bulleted list with:

  • 3 qualities you think define a good X PRIZE challenge
  • 3 types of challenges you think are a poor fit for the model

These should be general characteristics, not specific examples (i.e. ‘prizes are good for technology challenges,’ not ‘prizes are good for energy storage’)

Due: one day after Ses #1
2

Historical Prize Summary

1-slide summary of a modern or historical incentive prize

Assignment instructions (PDF)

Student solutions (PDF) (All student work is used with permission.)

Assigned: Ses #3

Due: Ses #5

3

X-Prize Critique

10 minute team presentation on existing X PRIZE

Each team will have 10 minutes to present a brief critique of an existing X PRIZE. Suggested outline is:

  • Prize summary: 1-2 slides
  • Prize strengths: 2-3 slides
  • Prize weaknesses: 2-3 slides
  • Synthesis & lessons learned: 1-2 slides

Assigned: Ses #16

Due: Ses #18

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