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

DRINK: Test & Demonstrate in the Ocean

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Stage IV: DRINK

180 DAYS: October 2020 to April 2021 (anticipated)

Winners of the CREATE Stage will have to up to 180 days to build and ship their systems to a designated test site to conduct a test for up to 5 days. The site will be a testing environment in the ocean. Competitors will compete on efficiency, logistics, and system integration metrics, and will be scored on ability to meet minimal thresholds, and how they performed 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.

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