“Arctic Innovation’s HydroHeater hydration pack($200; arcticinnovations.com) has a secret weapon: a battery-powered heating element. Press a button and it will safely defrost the hose and bite valve in temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees.”
There were over 200 entries narrowed down to the final 20 for the presentations. We presented our innovation at the competition in Fairbanks on October 21 and won first prize. There were lots of great ideas, it was an honor to be part of the competition.
“Koitzsch and Ostrom think the idea is a winner, and the judges at the Arctic Innovation Competition agree. The pair on Friday won the contest, created by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management, along with the $10,000 top prize.”
Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Hydration innovation earns accolades for Anchorage duo