Simon Park wins $15k in the South Island Open Innovation Challenge

Simon Park
Simon Park with The Caboost

UVic engineering student Simon Park wins $15k in the South Island Open Innovation Challenge for his innovation The Caboost, a battery-powered bicycle technology.  The Caboost (caboose + boost) is a small electric bicycle trailer that can adapt any bicycle to provide electric drive assistance. 

10 finalists were chosen from 69 submissions for this free public competition, and the winners were selected by a combination of a live audience vote and a panel of expert judges who assessed and questioned the presenters about their strategy, sustainability, practicality and the accessibility of their project to the community, as well as how their plan creates innovation within the Smart South Island key priority areas of Transportation and Mobility, Housing and Affordability, Human Health, Environmental Heath, and Economic Resilience and Inclusion.

More coverage of the competition and finalist can be found at the following links:

Innovators Win $15,000 prizes at the Smart South Island Innovation Challenge

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