Pop up City Contest

Integrating Energy, Water and Waste Management Systems For Deployed Camps

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Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program.

Contest: Pop Up City!

The Challenge: design and build a temporary camp prototype for the Canadian Armed Forces to operate in temperate conditions and that integrates management systems for… energy, water, waste.

The solution must also be: capable of supporting Canadian Armed Forces operations, effective in allowing our Forces to respond quickly in remote areas, scalable for up to 1,500 personnel, designed to be transportable.

Solutions can be new and innovative ideas, and/or modifications to existing systems.

Funding will be provided in various forms:

Round 1 – Up to 10 prizes of $10K for the best proposal for each technical domain

Round 2 – Up to 10 prizes of $50K for the best integrated proposal

Round 3 – The IDEaS program will provide funding to help build innovative prototypes

Round 4 – A grand prize of $2M for the winning prototype

Visit Canada.ca/Defence-IDEaS for more info or to submit a proposal.

 

Congratulations to our Round 1 winners! Each winner will receive a $10,000 prize and are invited to participate in Round 2 as well as present their innovative solution at an integration partnering event. Here is a list of Round 1 prize recipients:

Domain Proposal Title Company Name

Energy

Autonomous Mobile Energy System

0939292 B.C. LTD. (Ascent Systems Technologies)

Energy

Augmented Combined Heat and Power

1232404 B.C. LTD

Energy

Multi-Fuel Generator

2533609 Ontario Inc. (Teznic)

Energy

ATCO Pop Up City Energy Solution: Transportable Hybrid Microgrid

ATCO Frontec Ltd.

Energy

LPWAN Monitoring for Deployed Camps - Real Time Operational Analysis for Efficiency Gains

CityKinect Inc

Energy

DEW RTC Cooling, Heating, and Electrical Management System (CHEMS)

DEW Engineering and Development ULC

Energy

Electricity generation from any heat source with external heat engines

Ekstera Inc.

Energy

Deployable Modular Micro Grid System

Frobisher Energy Services LTD.

Energy

High-Efficiency Modular DC-Coupled Microgrid for Military Camp

Governors of University of Alberta

Energy

Grengine™ Power System

Growing Greener Innovations, Inc. (GGI)

Energy

The Tri-fuel power generation and energy storage system - using Hydrogen Diesel and Natural Gas

Orbital Farm Inc.

Energy

SEM Camp

Pop Up City Inc.

Energy

Modular, off the grid, power generator that operates on temperature differential

Proteus Systems Inc.

Energy

Hybrid low-Inertia Turbine Storage System (HITTS)

Rival-lab

Energy

SHES - Smart Hybrid Energy System

Ryerson University (BeTOP)

Energy

Hybrid Solar System Energy Solution with Heat Storage and Recovery

Solar Photonics Inc.

Energy

Advanced Integrated Offgrid Energy Platform

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Energy

Microréseau hybride - Intégration d'énergie renouvelable modulable

Tugliq Energie S.A.R.F

Energy

LiMO - Less in More Out

WM Design Solutions Inc.

Waste

ATCO Pop Up City Waste Solution: Advanced Modular Wastewater Treatment System

ATCO Frontec Ltd.

Waste

Mobile Wastewater Treatment Plant (MWWTP)

BluMetric Environmental Inc.

Waste

Salle de Filtration Ecologique

Darcom Innovations Inc.

Waste

Electrochemical Processing Technologies

1232404 B.C. LTD

Waste

Sedna: High efficiency containerized treatment of RTC wastewater

Eyes of the Shepherdess Inc.

Waste

SMARTCYCLE Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

HCT Sustainables Limited

Waste

Conversion of wet and dry waste streams to energy and clean water using Supercritical water oxidation technology.

Linden Water Inc.

Waste

NOMAD Modular Sewer Treatment (NOMAD MST)

NOMAD Micro Homes Inc.

Waste

Containerized mobile packaged sewage treatment plant with sludge collection system, and integrated solar power.

Osorno Enterprises Inc.

Waste

Wastewater Management Solution

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Waste

Waste and Waste-Water Recycling System

Solar Photonics Inc.

Waste

Remote Ecological Waste Upgrade and Recovery System

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Waste

Integrated Solid and Liquid Waste Treatment Solution

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.

Waste

Closed-loop waste and wastewater treatment

University of Waterloo

Water

Potable Water replenishment from waste water

11680136 Canada Inc

Water

ATCO Pop Up City Water Solution: Modular Fixed Film Wastewater Treatment System

ATCO Frontec Ltd.

Water

Hybrid Solar-Thermal Membrane Distillation Process for Water Recycling and Reuse for RTCs

Concordia University

Water

Comprehensive water treatment technology using spent coffee grounds

Governors of University of Alberta

Water

Reducing supplied potable water for RTCs through enhanced water recovery and direct potable reuse of wastewater

Innocorps Research Corporation

Water

Reduction of water usage by treating RTC black water using Supercritical water oxidation technology

Linden Water Inc.

Water

Novel Electrocoagulation Approach for Greywater Treatment to Reduce Potable Water Requirements

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.

Water

Integrated Scalable Renewable Powered Water Treatment Systems

TMBNExtrados Inc

Water

Water Recycling Hydrogels for Portable Water Management

University of PEI

 

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) must be ready to deploy on short notice, in any climate and for prolonged periods. The CAF presently relies on Relocatable Temporary Camps (RTCs) for its deployments that sustain personnel through demanding operational and environmental conditions.

The Department of National Defence’s (DND) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program is calling innovators on to propose and develop solutions that provide integrated energy, water and waste management systems for the CAF’s RTCs deployed in national and international operations.

The “Pop up City” Contest is a multi-phased contest for innovators to propose and develop reliable, energy efficient, integrated and scalable energy, water and waste management systems for RTCs. Contests are a competitive means of finding innovative solutions and awarding prizes to the best solutions derived from the innovation community. Specifically, this Contest is seeking solutions designed to manage the energy, water and waste needs of a 150 to 1,500-person RTC, operating in a temperate climate zone.

To standardize the required performance capacity for system designs, contestants will be supplied with per capita data for energy and water consumption, and waste production, along with representative annual climate data, including wind and solar patterns. Contestants will be asked to provide scalable solutions that can supply the requirements of RTCs over a 12-month period in this climate zone. System designs which would also allow for the occasional deployment to extreme hot and/or frigid climatic zones are strongly encouraged.

 

How it works

    The Contest consists of four competitive rounds that contestants will pass through for a chance to win a grand prize of $2.0 million. Each round is designed to progress towards the development of a functioning and testable prototype integrated solution, capable of delivering the desired outcomes of the Contest.

    Prizes will be awarded in each Round of the Contest. Awards for Rounds 1, 2, and 4 will be in the form of a grant. In Round 3, finalists will receive funding in the form of a contribution agreement.

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      Round 1 Individual solutions

      • Submission of proposals for each technical domain
      • Contestant eligibility established
      • Expert evaluation
      • Up to 10 Contestants for each technical domain to receive a $10,000 grant to continue to Round 2

      Round 2 Integrated Solutions

      • Grant recipients from Round 1 continue
      • Partnering event
      • Submission of integrated solutions
      • Expert evaluation
      • Up to 10 Semi-finalist teams to receive a $50,000 grant to continue to Round 3

      Round 3 PITCH & Prototype Development

      • Grant recipients from Round 2 continue
      • Pitch event
      • Expert evaluation
      • Up to 3 finalist teams eligible for a contribution of up to $1,500,000 for the development of a prototype and to continue to Round 4

      Round 4 PROTOTYPE Testing

      • Contribution recipients from Round 3 continue
      • Testing of prototypes
      • Technical evaluation
      • Selection of grand prize winner
      • Grand prize of $2,000,000
Who is eligible?

    To be eligible contestants must be a legal entity duly incorporated and validly existing in Canada, including:

    a.      Canadian post-secondary institutions;

    b.      Incorporated Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations;

    c.      Provincial/territorial, municipal government organizations;

    d.      Incorporated Canadian for-profit companies, organizations or associations;

    e.      Any group, cluster or consortium composed of eligible recipients.

    Federal government departments/agencies and federal and provincial Crown Corporations and their employees are not eligible for participation in this Contest.

    The IDEaS Program will request a contestant to demonstrate its eligibility. Contestants who fail to demonstrate eligibility will not be considered in the From the Ground Up Contest

    Conditions of eligibility

How do I apply?
What is the deadline to apply?

    To be considered, contestants must submit a Contest Application Form (Round 1) and a signed Declaration form, and any supporting documentation or information to demonstrate eligibility as required, via the contestant’s Canada Post connect account no later than December 13, 2019.

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