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The CREATE Stage is not yet open, but we are currently accepting applications for the DESIGN Stage through March 13, 2020.

CREATE: Demontstrate Working Principles

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150 DAYS: May 2020 to September 2020 (anticipated)

Competitors in this stage will have 150 days to build a functional prototype or proof-of-concept of their system, and develop a plan to build and deliver their technology for the DRINK Stage. Up to 5 - 10 winners will be awarded equally from a total prize pool of up to $500,000, but not to exceed $150,000 each, even if less than 4 winners are selected. Any eligible entity may compete in the CREATE Stage regardless of whether they were a competitor in the DESIGN or CONCEPT Stage.

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