Quantum for Real-World Impact




The Competition Guidelines summarize the high-level requirements and procedures of the competition. These guidelines are based upon extensive research and consultation with dozens of experts and researchers across a wide array of relevant fields. Open for public comment until March 15th, 2024, we encourage those interested to submit feedback or questions regarding the guidelines by emailing [email protected]. Submitted feedback will be taken into consideration and, if necessary, a revision of the guidelines will be released publicly shortly thereafter.

XPRIZE competitions are driven by teams of innovative groups and individuals, comprising subject matter experts, enthusiasts, start-ups, student teams, amateurs, and all problem-solvers in between. A winning idea can come from anyone, anywhere.

Note: The competition is void in those countries where prohibited or restricted by U.S. law. XPRIZE reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the competition to any person or entity at any time for any reason. Teams may withdraw from the competition as set forth in the Competitor Agreement.

For detailed competition guidelines and entry requirements, please refer to our Guidelines.


Judges will reward submissions that most accelerate the field of quantum algorithms towards quantum advantage for positive real-world applications.

Key criteria include:

  • A. Projected magnitude of positive real-world impact
  • B. Estimated quantum resources required for quantum advantage (i.e., how near-term?)
  • C. The strength of the evidence supporting claims for (A) and (B)
  • D. Novelty (i.e., magnitude of the “thought delta” introduced)