Monday, 24 June 2024

Naveen K. Jain , Co-founder and Executive Chairman,Moon Express; CEO, Viome

Champion's Profile

Net Worth: $8 Billion Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. He is a founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace. He is a regular contributor to the Forbes, WSJ, INC and Huffington Post. Moon Express is developing a robotic lunar lander to explore and mine the moon for planetary resources that will be the key to securing humankind's future.Naveen Jain is a member of the Board of Trustees and Vision Circle at the XPRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture, and clean water.

UNDP SDG

Humanitarian - Women Safety

Description and impact

The Anu & Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE challenges teams to leverage technology to keep women and communities safe. Inviting and inubating innovation, the winning team's solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert and transmit information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds. The winning technology will cost no more than US $40, to help ensure it is affordable. In a bid to make the world safer for women and having recognised that one in three women have faced violence in some form and at least one in five women are assaulted on college campuses in the United States alone, the goal of the prize is to use technology to find a solution which would allow communities to rapidly respond to threats against any of its members, ensuring that help is always available.