Jason Germany

Science & Technology
12:24 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Product Design "Duck Tank" Competition Celebrates Interdisciplinary Collaboration

A member of Team Iris presents for the "Duck Tank" panel.
Credit Jes Burns

University of Oregon student-entrepreneurs walked away with a cash prize after competing in the inaugural Colligan User Interface Design Challenge. The aim of the so-called "Duck Tank" was to give students real-world experience conceptualizing a product and pitching it to investors. 

Fans of reality TV may be familiar with ABC's "Shark Tank."  In the show, entrepreneurs pitch a business idea before a panel of venture capitalists who either fund or reject the pitch.

"Duck Tank" is a bit less cut-throat.

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