The XPRIZE Think Tanks community is a global network of local XPRIZE groups. XPRIZE Think Tanks get together to share information and news as well as collaborate around local or global issues.

We want to make it really simple for Think Tanks to discuss the Carbon XPRIZE, understand what it is, explore how to participate, and share feedback and input to the wider global XPRIZE community.

This page provides a step-by-step guide for how to create a compelling Think Tank meeting that covers the prize. This is a tremendous contribution to helping to raise awareness of the prize as well as gather feedback and input from around the world.


If you are not part of an XPRIZE Think Tank, you can find one near you by clicking here.

If there is no Think Tank near you, find out how to apply to create one by clicking here.


Featuring the NRG COSIA CARBON XPRIZE at your Think Tank meeting is simple. Just follow these steps.


Firstly, organize a meeting in your Think Tank meet-up group and announce it. Here is sample text you can use when creating the meeting.

Meeting Title: Carbon XPRIZE announcement

Description: The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.

We will be having a meeting to present the prize, discuss the potential solutions, discuss the impact of a solution and brainstorm on how we can help support a more positive energy future. The meeting will be a tremendous opportunity to play an important role in the wider success of this prize.

When your meeting is announced, be sure to promote it to encourage participation



You are free to run your meeting however you prefer, but below is a suggested structure and format for your meeting that you are welcome to use. Feel free to adjust the times to suit when your Think Tank meets:

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Presentation – welcoming members to the Think Tank meeting.

Present the prize.

8:00 - 8:30 PM

Prize Guidelines and Feedback – present an overview of the prize guidelines.

Invite feedback from the audience and have some document feedback, refinements, and improvements so they can be shared on the forum.

8:30 - 9:00 PM Break
9:00 - 10:00 PM

Group Breakouts – break the meeting up into different groups and encourage groups to discuss what a solution to this prize would involve in terms of technology, approach, design, and deployment.

Ask each team to nominate someone to summarize the overall conclusions from each group.

10:00 - 10:15 PM

Group summaries – have each group summarize their overall feedback and considerations for solutions.

If possible, video these conclusions and share them on the forum or share notes on the forum.

Inside the Think Tank Kit there are other resources such as posters, banners, and more to help get your meeting off to a great start!


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