CREATE: Demonstrate Working Principles

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180 DAYS: February 2021 to August 2021

Competitors in this stage have 180 days to provide evidence of a viable system and develop a plan to build and deliver their technology for the DRINK Stage. This should be done through a combination of thorough engineering analysis, design drawings and documentation, and physical builds and tests of critical or novel components and subsystems. Up to 7 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. Only winners of the ADAPT Stage will be eligible to compete in the CREATE Stage.

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.

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