Deadline: 2019-03-18 Award: $25,000 Open to: Everyone*
Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) boarding is a fast-growing sport that combines surfing with paddling. This growth is related to the development of inflatable SUPs, allowing enthusiasts to purchase self-use SUPs, inflate the board themselves, and freely enjoy the sport anywhere and at any moment (e.g. while traveling). However, the significant effort and lengthy time associated with the use of the existing pumps constitute the unpleasant and inconvenient phase of the experience for these independent users. Hence, the Seeker is looking for a new and user-friendly inflation system that can quickly inflate a SUP.
The submission to the Challenge should include the following:
The detailed description of the proposed Solution addressing specific Solution Requirements presented in the Detailed Description of the Challenge. This description should be accompanied by a well-articulated rationale supported by literature/patent precedents.
Experimental proof-of-concept data obtained as outlined in the Detailed Description of the Challenge (and/or delivery of a prototype if requested by the Seeker).