Kura Kura Bali


Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition

Propose a new, sustainable approach to seawall design and construction.

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Grand Prize Winners Announced
Up to $180,000 value

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Challenge Overview

Creating the Island of Happiness

The search for harmony between people and their environment is timeless, but our successes have traditionally come with a negative impact on the environment. Seawalls have been no exception to this legacy, but their function of protection from storms and erosion remains a vital need. That’s why The Island of Happiness is looking to bridge the gap in sustainable seawalls, and that’s where we need original, mold-breaking designs.

There has yet to exist a treatment for the sea edge that is sustainably designed without sacrificing an elegant aesthetic. Your challenge is to propose a new kind of sea edge treatment that can be created first for the Island of Happiness, and eventually become the new standard for sea edge treatments in the rest of Indonesia and possibly other parts of the world.


Prize Summary

Prizes will be awarded to leading innovators in both the ideation and prototype phases. However, the money is just the beginning. Winners of the ideation phase who advance into prototyping will travel to the Island of Happiness to collaborate with Kura Kura Bali and other firms to develop and test their prototype (all expenses paid).

Other prizes may include

  • Recognition at the United Nations Global Initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Recognition in the Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund
  • Scholarship (subject to meeting admission criteria) to enroll in UID’s flagship leadership development course conducted in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, or other courses at our partners Tsinghua University, Bandung Institute of Technology, Paramadina University and University of Indonesia
  • Potential happiness job in the Island of Happiness, based on availability
  • The opportunity to apply your solution to seawalls in different parts of the Indonesian Archipelago

You’re in Good Company

There are a number of remarkable, accomplished individuals who have recognized the need for breakthroughs in sustainable development and endorsed the UN Sustainable Development Goals Pyramid initiative and we welcome you to join this movement. Included in that group is Unilever CEO Paul Polman, legendary American record producer, Quincy Jones, and former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres, and many more.

This competition serves a vision that embraces an economically and ecologically sound approach to development, best described by the minds behind Better Business, Better World. Isn’t it about time we prove this can be done and show others what’s possible?


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Want to learn more?

The Island of Happiness seeks to create a model community based on the principles of the Balinese belief in the Three Ways to Happiness: harmony with people, with nature, and with spiritual in all aspects of living. You can learn more about it and how it has been translated into a sustainable design framework by following this link. To this end, both the design and implementation of all projects must enhance and help maintain the natural beauty and culture of the island, and allow for further implementation and/or scale to other locations, worldwide.

If this sounds like the right kind of challenge for your aspirations, click the “Accept Challenge” button on the top of the page to sign up, view the submission form and stay informed on the latest developments and resources for competing! 


Challenge Guidelines

Competition Overview


  • Global call for new and creative ideas in seawall design.
  • Up to three finalists receive $5,000 each.*
  • Up to two finalists advance to the prototype phase.


  • Finalist(s) are invited to Bali to develop and test a prototype of their solution in collaboration with pioneering organizations and world experts.
  • Up to $140,000 to cover all prototype development and building costs in addition to travel, accommodation, food etc. for the two finalists.**
  • $25,000 Grand Prize for a successful prototype.


  • Winners recognized on stage at Tri Hita Karana International Conference on Sustainable Development in October 2018.

Other prizes for Finalists and Grand Prize Winner may include

  • Recognition at the United Nations Global Initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Recognition in the Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund
  • Scholarship (subject to meeting admission criteria) to enroll in UID’s flagship leadership development course conducted in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, or other courses at our partners Tsinghua University, Bandung Institute of Technology, Paramadina University and University of Indonesia
  • Potential happiness job in the Island of Happiness, based on availability
  • The opportunity to apply your solution to seawalls in different parts of the Indonesian Archipelago


*Finalist prizes may be awarded for idea concepts with no finalists advancing to prototype development and qualifying for the Grand Prize. See the additional rules section for more information.

**All expenses for Prototype Development and Testing will be paid by Kura Kura International PTE LTD, including accommodation, flight tickets, meals, transport, and construction cost up to a total purse of $140,000.


Plans for the Winning Solution

Kura Kura Bali seeks solutions to mitigate shoreline erosion on the Island of Happiness as a global prototype of sustainable development.

Up to two finalists of the ideation phase will be invited to Bali to collaborate with pioneering organizations and world experts to develop and test a prototype of their design (all expenses paid). Upon completion of prototype development and testing, Kura Kura Bali aims to construct the sea-edge treatment along part of a 950 m section of the coastline in a resort development on the Island of Happiness.

Scalable solutions that are developed for the Island of Happiness will also have the potential to become the new standard in sustainable sea-edge treatment throughout the Indo-Pacific and the world through Kura Kura Bali’s partnerships with the Ministry of Maritime, Affairs and the Ministry of Environment.

The competitors will retain ownership of any intellectual property contained in the proposed solutions. The Grand Prize winner must agree to grant Kura Kura Bali a royalty free, non-exclusive license for the purposes of planning, construction, maintenance, modifications and all other works related to sea walls located on Bali Island, Indonesia. Full details can be found in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.


Site Details

Kura Kura Bali Island is just 15 minutes’ drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, connected seamlessly to the main Bali island by a short bridge.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Bali’s sacred Mount Agung on the horizon, Kura Kura Bali is within the realm of Bali’s capital city of Denpasar, and easily accessible from prime resort destinations as Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran Bay, Kuta, and Seminyak.


Bali’s coastal edges benefit from a relatively gentle climate and wave height. However, storm events combined with a max 2.6 m tidal difference necessitate an effective solution for the vertical sea-edge treatment to prevent shoreline erosion and protect infrastructure.

Tidal Characteristics: The bay surrounding Kura Kura Bali Island is characterized by semidiurnal tides with a maximum tidal range of 2.6 m. The highest tide usually occurs in October and in March.

  • Mean Higher Water Spring: +2.3 m PD (PD = Port Datum)
  • Mean High Water Neap: +1.6 m PD
  • Mean Sea Level: + 1.3 m PD
  • Mean Low Water Neap: +1.0 m PD
  • Mean Low Water Spring: + 0.3 m PD

Wave Climate: The nearshore wave climate in the area is composed of transformed ocean waves from the Indian Ocean and waves due to local winds. The typical offshore wave height is smaller than 2 m, with extremes of 4 m to 4.5 m. Local waves are comparatively small with significant wave heights rarely exceeding 0.6 m (DHI, 1997). The wave height statistics from the past demonstrate the important role of the coral reef on substantial absorption and dissipation of the offshore wave energy when waves hit the eastern shoreline.

The Development: In keeping with Balinese culture of “harmony with nature,” the development aims to provide greater visual access and pedestrian connectivity with the water and must include an upper promenade as well as additional features which could include lower promenades and/or capping structures to revetment walls. The primary goal of this challenge is to develop a new solution for the wall itself. However, you will see that including additional structures to increase visual access and pedestrian connectivity can increase your score for Visual Appeal (see Evaluation Criteria below).

The seawall will be constructed along the inner shore of a man-made lagoon fed by seawater from the Bali Sea. The desired finished level required along hard water’s edge in order to protect development and pedestrians during a 1 in 100 -year storm event is approximately RL +4.0 m CD, depending upon the location (RL = Reduced Level, CD = Chart Datum).

The aesthetics of the seawall are very important as people on the promenade at one point along the seawall will be able to look across the bay and see the ~4 m high sea wall on the other side.


Evaluation Criteria

The judging panel will consist of experts in environmental protection, sustainability, engineering and construction and be recruited from several of Kura Kura Bali Island of Happiness’ partners, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tsinghua University, Udayana University, University of Indonesia and the Bandung Institute of Technology ITB, the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the UN SDSN Global Network.




% Importance

Visual Appeal

  • Reflects the look and style of Balinese culture, architecture, and/or nature
  • Visually appealing to look at from the upper promenade and from across the water
  • Provides visual access and pedestrian connectivity with the water


Environmentally friendly

  • Smaller environmental impact than traditional, concrete seawalls. Consider the impact of raw materials, construction, sea-edge modification, seawall use, the end-of-life of the sea wall, and the ecological impacts/benefits of the sea wall


Financial Feasibility

  • Cost of implementation and maintenance of the solution is cheaper or similar to other sea-edge treatments



  • Potential to be used in other locations on Kura Kura Island, throughout Bali, Indonesia, or the world


Design Feasibility

  • Feasible and robust design given site specifications (see above) for tidal and wave stress
  • Protection from rust and other stressors


Potential for Prototype Development

  • Solution will be ready for prototype development in the spring of 2018


Additional information may be requested before making a final selection of Finalists. All submissions will be anonymous during review by the Judging Panel.



Pre-registration begins                                   September 18th, 2017

Open to submissions                                      October 3rd, 2017

Submission deadline                                       January 18th, 2017

Judging                                                           January 18th to March 14th, 2018

Ideation Finalists Announced                          March 15th, 2018

Prototype Development and Testing              March 16th to September 30th, 2018

Winner Recognition                                         October 10, 2018       


Prototype Development

The finalists advancing to Prototyping will collaborate with Kura Kura Bali, the Advisory Panel, the Judging Panel, and external contractors to prepare, develop, and test their prototype. The finalists will be invited to Bali for prototype development in late spring or early summer. Kura Kura Bali will do their best to accommodate the finalists’ schedules when planning prototype development.

All expenses for prototype development, testing and the trip to Bali and the development of the Prototype will be covered by Kura Kura Bali, up to $140,000 total.



The prize(s) may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) for idea concept without necessarily meaning the winner(s) must build the prototype.  Kura Kura Bali will decide based on a series of information & eligibility criteria background if the winning concept will be moving to the next stage: prototype.

Kura Kura Bali has sole discretion to determine whether to accept any submission, and whether to award one prize, multiple prizes or no prize based on the volume and content of submissions.

Prize Money

Individuals and teams are solely responsible for any taxes that they might incur from their prize money.


All references to a currency are references to United States Dollars (USD).

Participation Eligibility:

The Competition is open to all individuals or groups of individuals who are over the age of majority in their province, state, territory or country of residence. It excludes employee’s representatives, relatives and agents of Kura Kura International PTE LTD (and their respective affiliates). No individual may be a member of more than one team. One entry per individual or team will be allowed.

In order to be awarded a prize, the finalist(s) must fulfill all Indonesian travel criteria to enter the country on a business visa. Finalist(s) will be responsible for securing their own visa once they have been selected.

Submissions must be made in English unless a team/individual have received prior written permission from the competition organizer. All challenge-related communication will be in English.

No specific qualifications or expertise in the field of seawall design is required. Prize organizers encourage outside individuals and non-expert teams to compete and propose new solutions.

To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.

Intellectual Property Rights:

The competitors will retain ownership of any intellectual property contained in the proposed solutions. The Grand Prize winner must agree to grant Kura Kura Bali a royalty free, non-exclusive license for the purposes of planning, construction, maintenance, modifications and all other works related to sea walls located on Bali Island, Indonesia. Full details can be found in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.

Non-Disclosure Agreements:

Participants must keep confidential the data and other information disclosed by Kura Kura International and HeroX during the competition. 

Selection of Winners:

Based on the winning criteria, prizes will be awarded per the Judging Criteria section above. In the case of a tie, the winner(s) will be selected based on the highest votes from the Judges.

Additional Information

  • By participating in the challenge, each competitor agrees to submit only their original idea. Any indication of "copying" amongst competitors is grounds for disqualification.
  • All applications will go through a process of due diligence; any application found to be misrepresentative, plagiarized, or sharing an idea that is not their own will be automatically disqualified.
  • All ineligible applicants will be automatically removed from the competition with no recourse or reimbursement.
  • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the competition.
  • Void wherever restricted or prohibited by law. 

Challenge Timeline

Sept. 18, 2017, 3:58 p.m. PDT
Date Launched
Oct. 3, 2017, 8 a.m. PDT
Jan. 18, 2018, 8:59 a.m. PST
Registration Closed
March 14, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT
Judging Closed
March 15, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT
March 16, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT
Prototype Development and Testing Begins
Oct. 10, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT
Grand Prize Winners Announced
Oct. 27, 2021, 6:32 p.m. PDT
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Challenge Updates

Grand Prize Winners Announced

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:20 a.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

Kura Kura Bali is pleased to share with the HeroX community the winners of the Coastal Design Challenge Final Prize: Team 1 Adi Neuman (ECOncrete), Hugo Shelley (Iota technologies) and Charly Karamanian (BioInspired Argentina). 

The announcement was made during the welcoming dinner organized as part for the second Tri Hita Karana Forum on 9-11 October 2018.

Congratulations to Team 1 for winning the grand prize US 25,000 and special thanks to Anna Miles (Team 2) for her hard work and commitment. 

The winning solution bridges the gap between development and sustainability by providing a robust coastal defense solution reviving ecology while inviting and connecting local communities to the shoreline. The seawall embraces the water, facilitating public engagement with the marine ecosystem and provides enhanced physical and visual access to the bay. The design represents an environmentally sensitive solution that meets coastal defense needs, while upholding the commitment to sustain and enhance coastal resources.

From left to right: 

Anoushes Ansari, X-PRIZE; Konstantina Rappou, Technical Director Camper & Nicholsons Marinas; Minister for National Development Planning/head of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro; Adi Neuman; Hugo Shelley; Charly Karamanian; Cherie Nursalim Vice Chairman GITI; Elena Crete Manager UNSDSN; Anna Miles of Team 2; I  Gede Ardhika, President Director of Kura Kura Island; 

Please stay tuned as we will post more exciting updates on the two team's journey in Bali.

Introducing the latest update on the finalists team!

Aug. 9, 2018, 3 p.m. PDT by Stefania Brandner

As we dive into the final round of solving the Coastal Design Competition the two teams are actively working on getting their final submission ready. Here’s the latest update:


Team 1: Adi Neuman from ECOncrete along with Hugo Shelley and the Bionspired Argentina duo: Charly Karamanian and Alejandro Bollano are a testimony to the strength of open innovation through teamwork:



Team 2 : Anna Miles and Mario Valente during a work session unlocking sustainable sea wall edge treatment.



We look forward to welcoming both teams to Kura Kura, Bali!

Meet the Winning Teams

May 24, 2018, 10:33 a.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey


We are proud to announce details on the two teams who have advanced into the prototype-final stage-of the island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition. Among the competing teams are marine engineers, landscape architects, top-tier innovative companies, and startups—all who are working toward a breakthrough in the seawall design. The two winning teams are one step closer to having the prototype development of the ecological sea wall ready.  Both teams comprise professionals with a passion for environmentally friendly solutions to seawall designs. Team 1 has three industry professionals Adi Neuman ECOncrete (Israel), Hugo Shelley (UK) and  BioInspired Argentina duo: Alejandro Bollano and Charly Karamanian.  Team 2 has a landscape engineer and civil engineer, both from UAE and Power Cem Technologies a company from The Netherlands that specializes in sustainable materials. 

We look forward to their groundbreaking solutions and the journey ahead.


Team 1  Introduction:


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • London, United Kingdom

The team got its start in March this year when the ideation phase of the Coastal Design Challenge was announced. Adi Neuman from ECOncrete along with Hugo Shelley and the Bionspired Argentina duo: Charly Karamanian and Alejandro Bollano together have a diverse background and expertise in different industries.

About the team leader: Adi Neuman

Adi Neuman is the Designer & Project Coordinator of ECOncrete, a company that develops, produces and supports the implementation of innovative concrete products designed for enhancing the biological and ecological value of coastal and marine infrastructure. Adi is an industrial designer with over 7 years of experience in large-scale design projects in the public domain. In the past 5 years, Adi has worked on the design and implementation of environmentally friendly marine and coastal infrastructure, adapting mass manufacturing processes to specific biological and ecological needs. Adi is a lecturer at the Industrial Design bachelor’s program at the Holon Institute of Technology. Adi holds a B.Des. in Industrial Design from Hadassah College Jerusalem and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Tel-Aviv University.

About Hugo Shelley

Originally from Scotland, Hugo studied Physics and Philosophy at Oxford University and Kings College London. He completed his postgraduate at St Andrews and is the recipient of a NESTA award for creative entrepreneurship. After leaving university he worked as a prop designer for some of the world's leading illusionists before founding Iota Technology, a design and prototyping company in London. Since then he has worked on a diverse range of projects, from industrial sensors to educational robots for children. He is especially interested in the application of new technology to ecological and humanitarian challenges.

About Charly Karamanian and Alejandro Bollano (co founders of Bionspired Argentina):

Charly Karamanian is the  Director of Entrepreneurship at Buenos Aires Province Government, Argentina. Charly is Certified Public Accountant with a master in communications management and information technologies. Charly is a Postgraduate degree in Innovation strategies and technology foresight. Member of the first cohort of The Exponential Foundation Series at Singularity University. His expertise is focused on open innovation, positive impact business development and sustainability. He excels in leading and mentoring of individuals and multidisciplinary teams. Creative thinker, serial entrepreneur, and speaker. Finding simple solutions to complex challenges is his drive in life. He is passionate about solving the global grand challenges: Energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity & security. 

Alejandro Bollano is an industrial designer that graduated from the Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo (F.A.D.U.) of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (U.B.A.) – 2008. Alejandro is an entrepreneur, passionate about innovation and evolution. Understanding the problems deeply, approach them with solid concepts and delving into the details, are my premises for the search for innovation and value.

Together with Charly Karamanian, we formed BIO Inspired, a strategic innovation and research team. We apply biomimicry as a disruptive tool to approach responsible solutions with the environment.

Alejandro is associated with several companies, startups and independent researchers in the strategic planning of projects of high innovative impact (social, economic and environmental) with the aim of creating the most diverse R + D + i services network on the region. He worked for the Undersecretary of Innovation and Smart City of the Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires as a project manager in the development of predictive solutions and connectivity.


Team 2 Introduction:


  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands

With combined experience in civil engineering, landscape architecture and environmental solutions in construction materials, Team 2 has joined forces to push the innovation towards a concept that will provide a truly ecological sea wall prototype.

About the team leader: Anna Milles

Professionally, Anna Miles is a Chartered Landscape Architect specializing in public realm and landscape design for urban, commercial and residential projects of all sizes around the world.  She improves outdoor environments through creative and sustainable design solutions to design briefs; or establishes the project brief and vision based on the parameters and problems of different project sites and different stakeholder requirements.

Personally, Anna is a fierce and (mostly) fearless globe trotter and passionate wildlife photographer who needs to be outdoors.  She has a passion for self-development by experiencing the unknown, confronting unforeseen challenges, getting to know unfamiliar cultures and ways of life, getting lost in wilderness; and creating memories from travel. 

In addition to being a UK Chartered professional, Anna holds a BSc in Landscape Design and Ecology from Sheffield University in the UK; has over 16 years of experience in the field of landscape design, planning, management and urban design; and is a trained Pilates instructor.

About Mario Valente

Mario Valente is a Civil Engineer with 17 years of experience. As a Projects Director based in the Middle East for the past 10 years, Mario has developed a broad understanding of multiple engineering disciplines specializing in engineering and design management of coastal development projects from feasibility stage up to construction. 

About PowerCem Technologies

PowerCem Technologies (PCT) is a company that specializes the modification of cement bound materials and as such participates in complex projects worldwide as an invisible but technical key component in cement based materials and constructions. PowerCem Technologies was established in 1996 an is situated in Moerdijk near the port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The company has executed successful projects in more than 40 countries, and has proven its ability to provide for infrastructural constructions and environmental solutions that are in line with the demands of the 21st century, with continuous scientific exploration for the future.

The company is an expert in sustainable and economic in-situ soil stabilizations for road infrastructure, ports, storage- parking areas, container terminals, windmill parks etc., and immobilization of (severely) contaminated soils so these do not constitute any danger anymore for the environment and population.


Team Members Announcement

April 3, 2018, 2:08 p.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

It is with great excitement that we are announcing the teaming structure of the Coastal Design Challenge - Final Prototype Stage:

Team 1:

  1. Adi Neuman
  2. Hugo Shelly
  3. BioInspired Argentina
  4. Arjen Luijendijk, Deltares


Team 2:

  1. Anna Miles
  2. Giles Sarrailhé, PowerCem Technologies
  3. Mario Valente

We are thrilled the prototype development and testing has started and we look forward to October 2018 when we will announce the winners of the Prototyping Phase.

Congratulations to our winners!

March 15, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT by Kyla Jeffrey

What an amazing Ideation phase journey we have had so far! Teams from 24 countries across continents have competed to develop a solution for sustainable sea walls, which can be created first for the Island of Happiness, and potentially become the new standard for sea edge treatments in Bali for the world!

We are grateful to have received 42 submissions. We were so impressed with the calibre of submissions and shortlisting the entries was such a challenge that we are awarding a total of 7 prizes – 4 more prizes than originally planned for appreciation of the high calibre of participants!

We are awarding three winners of the ideation phase and four additional prizes.  Two teams will be assembled to collaborate for the next phase of PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING. They will be encouraged to collaborate combining aesthetics, technical expertise, and material science to achieve a prototype ready for implementation in the spirit of SDGs 17 Goals. Kura Kura Bali will allocate a total of up to $140,000 to cover all prototypes development and building costs in addition to travel, accommodation, food etc. and a $25,000 Tri Hita Karana Coastal Design Grand Prize for the successful solution.


After careful review by our international judging panel, we are proud to announce the 3 prize winners for the Ideation phase as follows:


Anna Miles - The Living Edge

(United Arab Emirates)

Conceived through a process of understanding Cultural and philosophical traditions; inspired by the ubiquitous ‘hexagon’ found in Nature; and Creating a solution that becomes a living part of the environment… “The Living Edge” is more than a wall that protects the coast line from coastal erosion; it creates an environment that can be physically accessed and explored. Designed first and foremost as a visually attractive, permeable and interactive edge that prioritises habitat creation and increases biodiversity; it also stabilises and protects the coast line from erosion.


ECOncrete - Gateway to Happiness

(Israel, USA)

Team members: Ido Sella; Andrew Rella; Shimrit; Perkol-Finkel; Adi Neuman

Gateway to Happiness bridges the gap between development and sustainability by providing a robust coastal defence solution, which revives ecology while inviting and connecting local communities to the shoreline. Rather than building a massive wall between people and the water, our project embraces the water, facilitating public engagement with the marine ecosystem, and providing enhanced physical and visual access to the water.



Hugo Shelley- The world's first carbon-neutral seawall

(United Kingdom)

The extruded profiles appear as a series of columns, supporting a lower promenade that echoes the curved roofs of traditional Balinese architecture. Downlighting can be used to accentuate these features, giving the impression of a walkway suspended on columns of light. The wall is composed of 50% sengon sawdust and 50% biopolymer. Sengon sawdust is a byproduct of the Indonesian plywood industry. HDPE biopolymer is derived from sugarcane, a renewable raw material. This composite material is extruded to form an interlocking profile that has been developed specifically for the Kura Kura Bali project.



Impressed by the other great submissions, Kura Kura Bali Island of Happiness has decided to award four additional Kura Kura Bali Coastal Design Honourable Mentions:

Arjen Luijendijk, Deltares (The Netherlands) - The Green Lagoon- $1,000

A creative submission following the Balinese culture of “harmony with nature”

BioInspired (Argentina) - KLS: Kehidupan Laut Seawall, inspired by Nature - $1,000

A marine life friendly, biomorphic seawall design with jetting assisted technology, inspired by Nature: razor clam, coral reef and sea turtle.

Team members: Charly  Karamanian and Alejandro Bollana

Gilles Sarrailhe's Team,PowerCem Technologies (The Netherlands) - Integral solution to connect Bali with the Sea - $1,000

A Seawall solution that proves a symbiosis between “enjoying” and “preserving”  nature for generations to come

Mario Valente ( United Arab Emirates) - 2,000 year design life Roman seawall -- $1,000

      A solution used 2,000 years ago, when Romans recycled natural volcanic pozzolans to build seawalls that still stand  strong today.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Diamandis and the HeroX team, Quincy Jones and Figueres Christiana, ICC  Secretary General John Danilovich; all of the community innovators; our judges: Ridwan Djamaluddin and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs’ team; Andrew Potts and Amin Rasidi, Bali Turtle Island Development; Konstantina Rappo, Camper & Nicholsons; Lim Kok Kim, KK Lim & Associates PTE LTD; Mark Chambers, New York Mayor's Office of Sustainability; Patrick C Augustin, Perunding FAISAL, ABRAHAM dan AUGUSTIN sdn. Bhd.; our partners UN SDSN; United in Diversity; GITI; Business & Sustainable Development Commission; International Chamber of Commerce, and our colleagues who contributed to the challenge.

Without you, we would not have begun on this global crowdsourcing journey to Happiness, one challenge at a time.

Stay tuned for more details on the teams' assembly will follow.

Later edit: We really appreciate all the innovators submissions and we would like to thank them again for sharing their ideas with us:  Aghilan Mayan- India; Andra Cretu- Romania; Arwin Abaigar AJA's team- Philippines; Alberto Martorana- Hong Kong; Chris Williams- USA; Chri M- Tanzania; Daryl Procinsky's team: Curtis Hrdlicka &Daryl Procinsky- Canada; George Bigger- USA;  Jeffery Bird- USA;  Kaiming She- United Kingdom; Keith McCormic- USA; Kamal Farzaneh- Iran; Kris Buote’s team: Victor Ivan, Allier Ortiz, Jared Holitski, Kris Buote, Ty Hartwig- Canada; Kityue Kan- USA; Kashyap Gohel's team- Kenya; Kelly Thomas- United States;  Luis Humberto Vanegas Niño- Columbia; Matias Alejandro Ruiz Muñoz- Argentina;  Md Mahfuzar Rahman- Bangladesh; Manuel Muñoz Saiz-Spain; Michael Godden- Grenada; my181iq.; Naturale Desalination- USA; Nagendra Kumar Bhoopanam- India; Nishat Meeran- India; Nishan Vijayaratnam-Switzerland; Pablo Vallejo-Costa Rica; Robert Sweeney-Canada; Robens Molaire- Dominican Republic; Rolly Alvarez- The Philippines; Sami Ellafi- Germany; Shahrooz Guilani-USA; Shane Ferkovich-USA; Vu Quang Thanh-Vietnam; Weny Sihombing- Indonesia;  Yutaka Tengan- Japan.


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