An award ceremony for the contest was held during yesterday’s Tech Council conference in Milwaukee, recognizing Rapid Radicals Technology as the grand prize winner of this year’s competition.

The company beat out 12 other finalists who presented their companies during the conference this week for its ability to treat wastewater “at a municipal scale” when storm events lead to overflow.

“Rapid Radicals was born of a flood in Milwaukee that frustrated homeowners, businesses and city officials alike,” Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still said in a statement. “At a time when the resiliency of municipal water systems is vital, our judges saw the value of Rapid Radicals’ ability to dramatically speed up the cleaning of effluent.”

Click here to read more about the Diligent (Baker’s) Dozen contest.