Cesar Harada, who won Third Prize at the VIDA 13.2 Awards with his Protei project – an innovative vessel designed to combat crude oil spills at sea –, is now taking part in an innovative entrepreneurs meeting. Unreasonable at Sea is an initiative promoted by the Unreasonable Institute and the Institute of Design of Stanford University, which consists of bringing together prominent entrepreneurs, directors of major technology companies and students on a boat which travels around the world, visiting 14 countries over the course of 105 days, and which finishes its voyage in Barcelona on 25 April. During these months, the entrepreneurs and innovators will share their ideas about the possibilities afforded by new technologies for coping with problems that affect us on a global level, presenting their ideas at each stop to the governors of the countries the boat visits.
In this meeting, Harada will put forward the ideas he has developed, together with Gabriella Levine and a large team of collaborators, for the design of a flexible ship – a vessel which can move independently at sea using currents to minimise its energy usage and to contribute towards monitoring, researching and cleaning the oceans. Harada’s project will no doubt benefit from this meeting with potential investors, as well as other entrepreneurs who can contribute towards designing his vessel or include it in other initiatives.