“The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.” - Peter Diamandis
Modeled after the XPRIZE, a non-profit organization that designs and manages competitions intended to encourage technological developments that could benefit humanity, MahiX is an open innovation challenge, seeking cooperative solutions to the most pressing issues in the agricultural sector.
We see innovation as any new method, idea, partnership, or product that has the potential to effect positive change in the food system. This could be a policy change, a manufacturing technique, a process improvement, or a cooperative agreement that has the potential to revolutionize the ag sector.
KS and Ulupono Initiative are investing a combined total of $50,000 in the following winning array of diverse solutions for the future of Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry and food system:
Policy research and solutions – Partnering with The Kohala Center to form an agricultural housing policy working group focused on formulating an action plan that will facilitate the development of agricultural housing on Hawai‘i Island. A total of $5,000 will be invested in the project.