Just last week, the XPRIZE Foundation announced that AmritaCREATE, a team from Kerala-based Amrita University, finished as one of the top four in its Adult Learning XPRIZE. Winning $125,000 dollars for an app that teaches adults how to read and write English, and aimed at the US market.
At the same time, the foundation’s Global Learning XPRIZE—also focused on basic literacy, but for children—is set to conclude in the coming months. Up for grabs is $10 million, courtesy Tesla founder Elon Musk. And another Indian team—Chimple Learning, founded by Bengaluru-based IT veteran Srikanth Talapadi—is among the five finalists (each of whom, by the way, have already received a $1 million “milestone” award in 2017).