Metaspectral Team Reaches XPRIZE Wildfire Semi-finals

XPRIZE Wildfire challenge. Image credit: XPRIZE Foundation.

Vancouver-based Metaspectral has announced that a team created by the company has reached the semi-finals of the XPRIZE Wildfire competition. Eight other Canadian entries failed to make the cut.

The XPRIZE Wildfire competition is a four year, multi-track, $11 million USD competition focused on developing technologies that can mitigate wildfires. According to XPRIZE, it is intended to “transform current wildfire management approaches through the development of new technologies that can rapidly and accurately detect, characterize, and respond to wildfires before they become destructive.”

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Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.