What's your moonshot?

What is a moonshot?

Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.


Google NYC (Chelsea Market)

January 7, 2015

6:00 – 8:00pm

75 9th Ave New York, NY

Prelim Event: The Grommet
The Grommet

January 12, 2015

Exact time TBD

87 Elmwood St, Somerville, MA

Prelim Event: The Stevens Institute
Stevens Institute of Technology

January 15, 2015

DeBaun Auditorium/Edwin Hall

5th Street Hoboken, NJ

The Main Event: Rutgers
Rutgers University

Monday, February 2, 2015

Exact time TBD

Livingston Hall at Livingston Student Center

61 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ

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What is Solve for X?

Solve for X is a global initiative from Google that’s all about finding pioneers in science and technology who are working on huge game changing “Moonshots” and accelerating their progress to impact the world in positive ways. SFX is headed up by Google’s R&D division called Google [x]. Google aims to share these pioneers’ stories with the world and inspire others to drive innovation:

Solve for X started as an experimental event in February 2012 at the CordeValle Resort in San Martin, CA. Over the course of three days, forty-six top scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world came together to discuss and debate radical solutions to some really big problems using breakthrough technologies. Solve For X events have helped to advance ideas such as Google Glass, the driverless car, Project Loon (Wifi balloons) and reusable nuclear waste (Transatomic Power) to name a few.




McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of over 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, East Brunswick, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

We are honored to be the chosen law firm of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to mid-market and emerging growth companies to individual people. When our clients do great things, we are pleased to get the assist.

Our vision and purpose
Our vision is a world where people are healthier and live better.

Our purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. This means we are expanding our capabilities and investing in innovation to stay ahead of the game.

Feeling well is at the heart of our rapidly growing consumer health business. Making a difference to the lives of consumers means we are expanding our research and innovation to stay ahead of the game.

Juniper Networks is the industry leader in network innovation. The world’s top 100 service providers—the biggest and busiest wireline and wireless carriers, cable and satellite operators, content and Internet services providers, and cloud and data center providers—run on Juniper Networks. So do major banks and other global financial services organizations, seven of the eight largest stock exchanges in the world, national government agencies and U.S. federal organizations, healthcare and educational institutions, energy and utility companies, and 99 of the Fortune Global 100.

We view New Jersey as a fertile hub for technological innovation, and as such, we launched OpenLab in 2012. Based in Bridgewater, OpenLab is unique and with its polished facility, globally accessible lab and programs, it serves as a tool to spark new software applications or solutions that leverage the power of network intelligence.

Wiss is a leading regional accounting firm that has served the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area since 1969. Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, we also maintain offices in Iselin, Flemington, New York City, and Bethlehem, with a firmwide total of 28 partners and more than 180 professional staff.  While our size and local presence position us to provide the personal attention of a small firm, we also possess the depth and reach of a national accounting firm through our membership with the Leading Edge Alliance, connecting our clients with additional mind-share throughout the United States. Representing clients across a wide array of industries, Wiss is committed to providing technical expertise, insightful problem solving and proactive business advice.

New Jersey’s premier Technology Accelerator, TechLaunch was created to drive the commercialization of innovative technology within the State and formed in collaboration with the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) (njeda.com), Montclair State University (montclair.edu), Casabona Ventures LLC (CasabonaVentures.com), Jumpstart NJ Angel Network (jumpstartnj.com), and successful entrepreneurs.  Applications for TechLaunch4 are now open.  Rolling admission with a deadline of March 20.

We tell stories about big ideas.

We provide our expertise in telling compelling stories, designing impactful narratives and crafting effective strategy to organizations, campaigns and businesses. PubliticsPR+Digital is a public affairs, public relations and creative shop made for the digital age. We work with clients across industries and sectors to get results by helping them deliver messages that move opinion.

What are some moonshots?

Check out some of the diverse and disruptive moonshots featured at previous Solve for X Events.