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AWE Europe 2022 Launches XR Prize Challenge: Fighting Climate Change

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$100,000 Competition for concept submissions has started

Lisbon, Portugal, October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Augmented World Expo (AWE) is a series of major global events focused solely on the business of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), all collectively known as XR. However, today we are announcing the following as key pieces of AWE:Europe this year $100,000 XR Prize Challenge: Fighting Climate Change has officially started.

The XR Prize Challenge is a global competition that uses AR and VR (XR) solutions to help fight climate change. It will be hosted by his AWE, a renowned producer of global in-person and online XR events and one of the world’s most influential XR communities.

AWE invites submissions from teams and individuals. In particular, the collaboration of XR engineers and climate change experts around the world $100,000 Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions demonstrating creative, functional and impactful XR-based solutions that aid humanity in the fight against climate change.


Climate change is one of the most immediate and long-term threats to life as we know it, and it deserves our attention as a species, as a specialist, and as a technologist. Although the causes and effects of climate change are understood intellectually, they are difficult to grasp intuitively or emotionally because they seem disconnected from our daily lives and actions. One of the biggest challenges in raising awareness of the impacts of climate change is the difficulty of combating invisible threats.

Additionally, there are communities and communication platforms for those who want to address climate change, but these forums are often not as powerful as immersive solutions for educating people through direct and personal experience.

Experts and entrepreneurs on the subject of climate change are struggling to get people and policy makers to take action. Finally, engineers and other professionals need spatially immersive tools to help them improve and optimize the design and execution of solutions to combat climate change.


A technology that spans virtual, augmented and mixed reality, XR is the ultimate tool for visualizing information and creating empathy through immersive storytelling and spatial experiences.

In recent years, XR has had a positive impact on the world due to its potential to mitigate climate change. By reducing the need for travel, reducing manufacturing and product waste, and reducing the need for real estate space, XR technology is helping many industries combat climate change. However, the XR industry can and should do more.

XR’s strength is in simulating and visualizing the invisible, making climate change issues personal to every individual. It helps people see and feel the impact on their lives, engage with other like-minded citizens, and inspire them to take action. Helping professionals make the most effective decisions in the fight to develop solutions to address climate change.

Fighting climate change is not just a matter of survival. It is also one of the greatest economic opportunities of the coming decades.

important milestone

  • October 20, 2022 | | Competition for Concept Submissions
  • December 31, 2022 | | concept submission deadline
  • April 16, 2023 | | MVP Submission Deadline
  • May 1, 2023 | | Announcement of finalists
  • June 1, 2023 | | XR Award Winners Announced at AWE

There are four categories of submissions. Concepts and MVP solutions should demonstrate her XR role in:

  1. Alternative to wasted material consumption
  2. Visualizing the causes and impacts of climate change
  3. Educate on solutions to climate change
  4. Optimizing the design and execution of climate solutions

Submissions will be judged for their creativity, functionality, and impact. For more information, please visit

AWE offers an endless stream of online webinars and local meetups in over 30 cities around the world at

  • Quality educational classes and workshops from the best instructors in the XR community – for the XR community
  • Free access to the largest collection of free videos of AR & VR talks and webinars
  • The Auggie Awards, the XR industry’s most prestigious and long-running awards competition.

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s leading AR+VR conference and expo, united states of america, Asia, middle eastWhen EuropeAWE events consistently bring together CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors and top press to learn, inspire and partner with one of the most exciting industries of our time. , offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand.

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