Aquagga Wins Innovation Grand Prize
May 4, 2020
Aquagga, co-founded by mechanical engineering students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Washington, was named grand prize winner in the 2020 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. The team received the $15,000 Alaska Airlines Grand Prize for its bolt-on water treatment platforms that destroy water contaminants. The competition was hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
Held virtually this year, the competition included a strong showing from ME with four teams named as finalists. Aquagga’s patented technology for destroying toxic and hard-to-treat PFAS chemicals wowed judges and earned them the grand prize as well as the $1,000 UW Grand Challenges Impact Lab domestic prize.