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Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

SUBJECT: Climate CoLab Judging Results

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Climate CoLab Energy-Water Nexus contest, and for the time you spent in creating and revising your entry.

The Judges have strongly considered your proposal in this second round of evaluation, and have chosen to not advance it as a Finalist for this contest.

We, the Judges and contest Fellows, are truly grateful for your contribution to the Climate CoLab and for your commitment to address climate change.

We encourage you to keep developing your work. Transfer it to the Proposal Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal”. Final judging comments are attached below.

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2015 Climate CoLab Judges

If truly feasible, could help on the transition to a hydrogen economy.

The fact that the solar bottle referenced was from 8 years ago demonstrates the challenges to technology. Apple is an imperfect analogy. Apple packages technology and charges very high margins. This approach might work in wealthy economies (think Tesla) Proposal not significantly updated. If the focus is on global, then a different analog that can keep costs to an affordable and implementable level would be more appropriate.

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' ratings


Judges'' comments

SUBJECT:  Your proposal has been selected as a Climate CoLab Semi-Finalist!

Proposal: Hydrogen production and use system for sustainable water & energy @ global scale
Contest: Energy-Water Nexus

Congratulations!  Your proposal submitted to the Energy-Water Nexus contest has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.
You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 14, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time. 
Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal and below.  Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round.  We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.
At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form.  The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round.  Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!

2015 Climate CoLab Judges

If truly feasible, could help on the transition to a hydrogen economy.
Looking at and beyond the horizon, this idea could be transformative.

The proposal needs more clarity and insight into its potential feasibility. Also, it needs more development on the proposed actions, where they will be taken, and who will take these actions. Currently, the proposal is too broad. An analysis of the actual technology that it seeks to replace, or the gap it seeks to fill in the market, how it will replace or fill it, and why consumers will opt to adopt it would be useful. An analysis on the actual cost would improve this proposal. An analysis on the actual benefits is necessary. The analogies to apple, smartphones, etc., fall short. This is because Apple did not come up with the iphone 6 on its first day. The company developed different products for many years to get there. In this way, the proposal needs to explain how they will get to replace current technology or claim a place in the market before making bold analogies. Analogies are great, when they are backed by thorough analysis. If the focus is on global, then I would use a different analogy that can keep costs to an affordable and implementable level.

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