After 24 hours working nonstop on building prototype, the 6 teams were also ready to pitch their technology to the four judges. Before starting doing the presentation, participants are allowed to demonstrate their prototype at their spaces. Therefore, judges and mentors could have chance getting to know and having better understanding of their innovative ideas.
Cahya Abisatya Innovation Lab brought four judges from diverse backgrounds for evaluating in the Bali Nexus Challenge. Tungga Dewi Winaro Putri is a senior analyst at Kopernik which is a non-profit organization that finds what works to reduce poverty. Marcel Vermaak is a Sustainability Coordinator at Green School Bali whose vision to educating for sustainability in a natural environment. Gusti Akbar Rodzi Sarjana is a Renewable Energy Manager at PLN UPK NTT. His expertise is power system and power analysis. Iqbal Firdaus is a Statistical Analyst at Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS). His specialist is data analyst and data prediction.
Tungga Dewi Winaro Putri, Marcel Vermaak, Gusti Akbar Rodzi Sariana and Iqbal Firdaus would be the four that determine the most three potential projects among the six to be the winner of the Bali Nexus Design Challenge 2019 based on originality, replicability, scalability, feasibility and sustainability.
The first winner is ASHEP technology by integrating the pulse electric field technology and biogas reactor to produce an O-cycle system.
The second winner is AGROWTH Farm House, a youth-driven laboratory that develop biogas system to convert cow manure or household waste to be processed into biogas system.
The third winner is Marine Electrical PPNS, the portable floating hydro generator with irrigation feature. It utilizes river flow kinetic energy to move the waterwheel that produces mechanical energy in the form of a rotation which will then move the generator to produce electricity.
Three of the teams are given totally 24,000,000 IDR as seed funding. Cahya Abisatya Innovation Lab expects that winner teams can use the awarded funds to kick start their implementation. Also, there will be three months mentoring provided on community assessment, technology experimentation, business model, communication and grant writing.