The Roddenberry Prize

The 2024 Roddenberry Prize will award $1 million to an early-stage, scientific or technology venture leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a better future.

At the heart of The Roddenberry Prize is a belief that scientific and technological innovation will help us lead better, healthier, and more productive lives while helping the planet and our environment flourish.This year’s Roddenberry Prize is focused on AI and machine learning. As AI becomes more powerful and ubiquitous, we call for its use in service of a more equitable and prosperous world in which all of us – regardless of our background – can thrive.A grand prize of $1 million in non-dilutive financing will be granted to an early-stage venture that is using AI to improve the world.

Participation in The Roddenberry Prize is available by nomination only.

If you are a foundation, impact investor, venture capitalist, accelerator, academic institution, or a similar type of organization and want members of your network or portfolio to be eligible to apply for the Prize, please send us an expression of interest by June 7, 2024. If you think you qualify to apply for the Prize please ask a current investor or funder to nominate you.

The Roddenberry Prize focuses on early stage ventures – nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit entities.


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