CREATE: Demonstrate Working Principles

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180 DAYS: February 2021 to August 2021

Competitors in this stage had 180 days to provide evidence of a viable system and develop a plan to build and deliver their technology for the DRINK Stage. This was done through a combination of thorough engineering analysis, design drawings and documentation, and physical builds and tests of critical or novel components and subsystems. Five winners were awarded a cash prize and invited to participate to compete in the DRINK Stage.

Congratulations to our CREATE Stage Winners!

Five winners were selected based on their strong submissions to the fourth stage of the prize. These teams were each awarded a $100,000 cash prize. In the DRINK Stage, teams will build and ship their systems to Jennette’s Pier, where competitors will test their devices in the ocean for up to five days.

View the CREATE Winners

Solutions that help shape the future

Are you a thinker, entrepreneur, facility or potential partner? Anyone with an innovative idea can help promote transformation by participating in the American-Made Challenges.

View the CREATE submissions on HeroX