Dr. Peter Diamandis (2006)
Award Presented at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Dr. Peter Diamandis received the 2006 Lindbergh Award for his desire and ability to inspire the brightest minds on Earth to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the world today. More recently the X PRIZE Foundation expanded its scope to include prizes that will enable radical breakthroughs and innovative and cost-effective solutions to the great technical, social and environmental problems of our time. He has now set his sites on other areas of great global importance including energy, the environment, genomics, nanotechnology, medicine and social issues. To Diamandis, the beauty of competitions is that individuals and corporations put in the money for research and development – not the government. The result is better, cheaper, and more cost-effective outcomes. Diamandis’ goal is to build the X PRIZE Foundation into a world-class prize institute. One of the future prizes is of particular interest to the Lindbergh Foundation because it is aimed at driving research toward creating greener vehicles, and reducing America’s dependence on oil.
Go to X-Prize for more information.