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How can we improve the public restroom experience?
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16 months ago
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We've all used public restrooms before, and some are definitely better than others. We believe the overall experience can be significantly improved.

We are challenging you to help us make the public restroom experience better. Think about public restrooms in office buildings, hospitals, hotel lobbies, airports, stadiums, restaurants, and beyond! What would make the experience more pleasant?

Consider everything that goes into making a public restroom functional all the way down to the toilet paper.


Please submit the following:

1) Propose a creative and novel idea for improving the public restroom experience. Think about what changes and new solutions/products you would want to make your public restroom experience as positive as possible!

  • What aspect of the restroom experience does your idea improve? (ex. toilet paper, paper towels, and soap as well as dispensers for those products, toilet seats/hygiene, doors, cleanliness, trash management, etc.)
  • Specifically explain how your idea brings a new innovation to public restrooms compared with existing solutions
  • Explain what technologies or products would be needed to make your idea a reality

Criteria: Please DON'T submit ideas specifically related to COVID-19

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • 1-10 Scale
Reward Tiers
10 Winners
will receive $100 each
20 Honorable Mentions
will receive $30 each
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