Google Launches “Project 10 to the 100th”; Will Award $10 Million to Implement Ideas with Broad Positive Impact

Google Project 10 to the 100th (10^100)

Google announced today the launch of Project 10 to the 100th (10^100), an initiative to solicit and implement ideas that can have a broad and positive impact.  Google will provide a total of $10 million to implement up to five ideas generated through this effort.  Google is undertaking this project as part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Complete information on Project 10 to the 100th is available on the project website http://www.project10tothe100.com/.  Some of the key details include:

Idea Categories

  • Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?
  • Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
  • Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
  • Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
  • Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
  • Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
  • Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
  • Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.

Criteria

  • Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
  • Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
  • Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
  • Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
  • Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?

Ideas must be submitted by October 20th, 2008.  One hundred ideas will be listed for public voting beginning on January 27th, 2009.  This voting will narrow the list to 20 semi-finalists.  An advisory board will then select up to five final ideas to which Google will contribute a total of $10 million to implement.

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