ZPower Announces Battery Bowl Design Challenge with $25K Prize

ZPower invites all US undergraduate engineering students to participate in its first ever Battery Bowl Design Challenge, an engineering competition where qualifying applicants develop and prototype a product or device that makes the best use of ZPower’s rechargeable micorbattery technology. The winner (individual or team) takes home $25,000.

ZPower will accept one-page summaries of proposed devices from February 15, 2017 through March 31, 2017. From there, 20 applicants will be selected to go on to the second phase of the competition, which is to design and build their device or product. Three finalists will then have the opportunity to present their designs to the judges at ZPower headquarters in Camarillo, Calif. The winner will be announced no later than September 8, 2017.

ZPower silver-zinc rechargeable microbatteries provide the highest energy density for their size compared to other rechargeable options and are capable of hundreds of recharges throughout their lifetime without significant loss of energy. They are also 100 percent recyclable, non-toxic and non-flammable.

“With this competition, burgeoning engineers throughout the country will become aware of ZPower batteries, their capabilities and the potential they represent in new product design,” said Ross Dueber, ZPower President and CEO. “The engineering students of today are the innovators and technology disruptors of tomorrow. We are disruptors ourselves, and we want to support the spirit of innovation and provide the types of challenges that will result in creative, forward-facing design.”