Prizes

Prizes and Scoring Divisions for Challenge 2

Following the Challenge 2 GO Competition Final Event, ARPA-E will determine the winning teams in four separate scoring divisions; scoring divisions are defined based on scoring method and time in which algorithms must return as solution. Please see https://gocompetition.energy.gov/challenges/challenge-2/scoring for more information on scoring for Challenge 2.

Prizes and Scoring Divisions for Challenge 1

Following the Challenge 1 GO Competition Final Event, ARPA-E will determine the top ten winning teams in four separate scoring divisions; scoring divisions are defined based on scoring method and time in which algorithms must return as solution. Please see https://gocompetition.energy.gov/challenges/challenge-1/scoring for more information on scoring for Challenge 1.


Figure 1: Scoring Divisions; prizes are only for Award-Eligible Entrants

The award amount was $100,000 for each Eligible Entrant placing in the top ten of each division (see the GO Competition Rules describing eligibility for receiving awards through Challenge 1. The Rules Document for Challenge 1 can be found at https://gocompetition.energy.gov/competition-rules). Eligible Entrants received one award in each division (the total award amount is additive). Awards given to Open Entrants[1] was prize money. Awards given to Proposal Entrants[2] were additional grant funding from ARPA-E to further develop their algorithm. 

Figure 2: Awards for Eligible Open Entrants and Proposal Entrants
Figure 2: Awards for Eligible Open Entrants and Proposal Entrants

The following teams were awarded prizes:

  1. gollnlp - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  2. GO-SNIP - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  3. GMI-GO - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  4. gravityx - $400,000 (open entrant)
  5. Tartan Buffs - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  6. NU_Columbia_Artelys - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  7. Pearl Street Technologies - $400,000 (proposal entrant)
  8. YongOptimization - $300,000 (open entrant)
  9. GOT-TJU-OPF - $200,000 (open entrant)
  10. PennStateUP - $100,000 (proposal entrant)

The allocation of any prize among and between team members is the responsibility of the Entrant. In general, ARPA-E will not arbitrate, intervene, advise on, or resolve any matters between Entrant team members.

Details of the Challenge 1 Final Event rankings are available on the Final Event Leaderboard. Not all of the allocated $4 million was awarded because two of the teams (BAT and ARPA-E Benchmark) placing in the top ten of each division were not eligible to receive prizes.


[1] Entrants not funded under APRA-E DE-FOA-0001952

[2] Entrants funded under ARAP-E DE-FOA-0001952