Winners of the CREATE Stage will have 180 days to build and ship their systems to test their prototypes for up to five days in the open ocean at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. Competitors will compete on efficiency, logistics, and system integration metrics, and will be scored on ability to meet minimal thresholds, and performance against the defined metrics. Only winners of the CREATE Stage can participate in the DRINK Stage.
Multiple winners will be selected, including:
Grand Prize: A grand prize in the amount of $500,000 will be awarded to the competitor with the best overall score.
Individual Metrics Prizes: There will be other prizes awarded to the competitors for a total prize pool of $500,000.
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.