I am proud to announce the winners in the Walk on Water Challenge.
By the close of the project, we received 21 entries from around the world. And, after seven weeks of judging, the award has been granted to two innovators:
(1) Dario D’Amico from Italy; and
(2) Bastian Stegen from Germany.
Mr. D’Amico’s solution incorporates a universal bracket and fiberglass reinforced polymer joists which have multiple adjustable pieces that can accommodate virtually any shaped pool. Mr. Stegen’s solution is based on floating cells that connect to one another. Both innovations have benefits that will be tested in the market to determine which one is favored. They stood out from other submissions because of their adaptability to multiple pool shapes and sizes and their potential to scale up quickly.
Thanks to all of the innovators who participated. We reviewed some creative concepts that clearly reflected hours and hours of preparation and serious thought by brilliant minds. While only two innovators ultimately win the award, there were so many other insightful solutions that we are confident many will do great things in the future. Thank you all for helping make this crowdsourcing project a success.
I would like to extend a special thanks to Joe Bous, who introduced me to HeroX and provided valuable insight into the vision of this project. We would also like to thank all our supporters who in any way contributed to our community. Without you, we would not have had the innovator turnout that we did.