The “General Aviathon” challenge was originally organized by Daher’s Silicon Valley-based innovation program, Armstrong by Daher. Winning ideas were selected this month following a competition that attracted 25 proposals from the United States, China, India and Mexico.The winning concepts were chosen by a jury of representatives from Daher and its hackathon technology partner, Microsoft, as well as from San Francisco-area startup companies, accelerators and the academic community. The pitches from 11 finalists were made during an event at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California, with more than 100 people in attendance. Each winner received a cash prize of $5,000. Each also has the potential of partnering with Daher in further development/deployment of their solutions.