Are you looking for an opportunity to share a novel idea to ADDRESS MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES or to change the world through IMPROVED NUTRITION? Then this NEWS is for YOU…

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Sight and Life, in partnership with Tata Trusts, are co-sponsoring an Elevator Pitch Contest at the Micronutrient Forum in Cancun, Mexico in October this year. The competition is open to those with a PhD, conferred no longer than 2 years ago, and undergraduates or enrolled graduates and postgraduates.

Through the competition we hope to stimulate innovation, creative thinking and entrepreneurship in products, services and technology to bring solutions to micronutrient deficiencies that still negatively impact individual lives and hamper national economies.

The Sight and Life Foundation is a humanitarian nutrition think tank working toward a world free of malnutrition. To this end we champion the global fight against malnutrition by advancing research, sharing best practices, and mobilizing support. Our mission is to innovate in nutrition towards eradicating malnutrition in women of childbearing age and their children, and so improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

» Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of philanthropy and have evolved it’s concept to create long-term sustainable impact in the communities it serves for over a century. The Trusts have identified among others, nutrition as a priority area believing that it has intergenerational consequences and a long-lasting impact on cognition and productivity. Among other areas The Trusts support and drive innovation in nutrition and have taken a multi-sectoral approach to effectively address maternal and child health, water and sanitation, food and nutritional security.

An elevator pitch is a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. As competition for research and investment funds increases, young scientists will need to effectively articulate their idea and do so in a manner that is persuasive and precise. At the » Micronutrient Forum 2016, Sight and Life and Tata Trusts are organizing an elevator pitch contest on disruptive ideas to stimulate interest and dialogue, especially among students, on micronutrient innovation and entrepreneurship.

Due to the level of interest in the contest we have:

EXTENDED THE DEADLINE to 15th July 2016

EXPANDED THE CRITERIA to include those with a recent PhD (conferred not more than 2 years ago) together with undergraduates or enrolled postgraduates.

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