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The Infosys Science Foundation Nutrition Challenge 2018 is a joint initiative by the Infosys Science Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences to draw attention towards the issue of malnutrition in India. This challenge aims to seek ideas from students in the age group 13-18 for using science, technology, engineering and math to improve the deplorable condition of malnourished mothers and children. According to the data by the World Food Programme, about 40% of the children in India suffer from malnutrition. So, this contest intends to find a solution and also reward the solution providers with up to INR 500,000.
To be eligible to apply for this contest, an applicant must:
The benefits will be divided into a grand prize and a second place prize. The details of the awards are:
Note: The travel expenses will be covered by the Infosys Science Foundation.
The challenge will begin on 10th September 2018 but in order to participate, an applicant needs to first sign up. Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Visit the registration portal to sign up for the contest.
Step 2: Fill in the required details and click on submit.
Step 3: The email mentioned while signing up will receive the link for a consent form.
Step 4: Get this consent form filled by the parent or guardian.
Step 5: The applicants signing up on the portal will also receive an invitation to join the Launchpad.
Step 6: After the announcement of the challenge statement on September 10, the applicants need to open the Launchpad, form a team and submit their entries before December.
Note: Teams can be of 1-6 members each.
The theme of the challenge is "Find a solution to malnutrition for expectant mothers and children under 5 years of age in India". The winners of the challenge will be decided based on the following criteria -
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