Countdown to the Awards Ceremony: Team Koseq

We said it before and we’ll say it again, this Competition is about more than winning $1M.  It is about the excitement of the Competition, the thrill of the testing and the ability to be a part of something never before accomplished.  For some teams, the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE was about testing at a facility where they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to test, allowing them the opportunity to see their system in action and obtain data which can help them market their technology.  For those teams who are newer to the industry or who created a system they have not tested prior to the Competition, this was an opportunity to put their technology to the test – creating a learning environment providing them the knowledge they need to enhance their structure or technology.


“While the excitement of testing our equipment was indeed the most substantial part of testing," team member Tom Achterberg said, "we found that we could not push the system to the limit we had hoped. Looking back we think we can improve our existing products with the knowledge we gained during testing.”

The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE has taught us all more than we imagined we would learn, and for that we are truly grateful. 

Congratulations Koseq for daring yourselves to push boundaries.  Good luck from everyone at the X PRIZE Foundation!