Teams from universities and colleges around the Northwest congregated at Seattle Center to pitch their innovations that addressed energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment, and water-related problems as part of Environmental Innovation Challenge. $22,500 was awarded to five different teams.
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Coming in second was Pure Blue Technologies, another UW group that developed a safer and more efficient way to disinfect water.
You can find out more about the rest of the teams here.
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