Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private
spaceflight. Today XPRIZE leads the world in designing and
operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. He
is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University,
a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially
growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve
humanity’s grand challenges.
the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of
Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the
detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. He is the also
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Space Adventures, the only company to
have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International
Space Station, and co-Founder, past-CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation
providing weightless parabolic flights.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance– The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times.
earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate
degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and received his M.D.
from Harvard Medical School.
has won multiple awards, including the first Heinlein Laureate, the
2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award, the 2007
Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil
Armstrong Award and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when
he was an 8th grader.
mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto
is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”