C-Prize or CPrize is short for Creativity Prize.
CPrize starts with two exciting challenges that make a real difference, HiBots (a transportation technology challenge with big environmental benefits which can happily work in competition with the Google Lunar X-Prize as a less expensive, faster approach. Win it, and maybe the Google X-Prize. Our contest specs are compatible with theirs.) The second is the Life Phaser (a challenge to protect life within law enforcement and security, to replace deadly alternatives.)
One point to keep in mind: the first color LCD screens we now take for granted were inspired by a million dollar technology challenge started over 20 years ago. Sharp was the first one to market with a color LCD screen in 1992.
Would TVs, notebook, computer screens, Blackberries or iPhones exist without its winners?