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2016 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

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Shark Tank sponsor, coaches, judges and competitors gather for a photo before the Judges' Choice winner is announced.

 

A team of University of Hawai‘i mechanical engineering students took home the top prize—the Judge's Choice Award—in the PACE Shark Tank competition for their innovative Nimbus idea. Nimbus is an atmospheric water generator system that filters and captures naturally occurring water vapor and condenses it into usable water in one step without power. In total, the team, made up of Ryan Chun, Ame Arakaki, Blayton Padasdao, and Eric Ucol, was awarded $1,000.

In addition to the Nimbus team, four competitors successfully baited the sharks and were awarded $500 each. The Final Event was held on Friday, November 18 in the Innovation Lab.

Congratulations to all of the competitors and mahalo to our title sponsor, Accuity LLP, as well as our many coaches and judges who made this event possible.

More photos from the Final Event can be found HERE.

 


Shark Tank Finalists

  • CyberCANOE Destiny
    A hybrid-reality environment that provides 20/20 visual acuity in a 13-foot wide, 320-degree cylindrical structure comprised of tiled passive stereo-capable OLED displays.
  • Ecoponics
    An enhanced aquaponic process that bio-converts food waste into micro-nutrients that nourish and grow organic crops while conserving 90–95 percent of the resources consumed in traditional farming methods.
  • Hot Plate Minder
    A device that cuts power to a hot plate or range to prevent hundreds of thousands of fires each year due to unattended cooking.
  • Interchangeable
    A high-quality gardening pruner that blends quality and comfort into one horticultural hand tool by allowing users to change the handles at will.
  • Nimbus
    An atmospheric water generator system that filters and captures naturally occurring water vapor and condenses it into usable water in one step without power.
  • Press On
    A sustainable semi-autonomous coffee vending machine that produces the highest quality of freshly roasted, ground and brewed coffee.

 

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