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.
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.
|entry title (listed alphabetically)||team||video|
|Ballast, Buoys, and Borrowing from Archimedes||Project 816|
|DUO wave powered desalination system||Sea Potential Team|
|MZSP Freshwater Production System||MarkZero Prototypes LLC|
|Oneka Snowflake, the wave-powered watermaker||Oneka|
|WATER BROS||WATER BROS Desalination|
While these solutions weren’t chosen during the CREATE Stage, we applaud the vision that so many teams put forth during this stage of the prize. Learn more about these teams and their ideas below.
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.