University launches national Agricultural Innovation Prize
After finalists are selected, teams will be invited to the UW-Madison campus in April 2014 for the final stage of the competition to present their projects and be scored by a high-profile judging panel.
Ultimately, the contest reflects the university's larger commitment to collaborations across disciplines and professions.
"If you think about the global issues we face today, they're increasingly complex and require diverse teams to formulate viable solutions," says David Krakauer, director of WID. "The Ag Prize takes this a step further by investing in students, the influencers of our future, who are already thinking outside the box across disciplines, but need that initial boost to bring agricultural innovations to life."
The contest will run through spring 2014, with a Feb. 28, 2014, deadline to enter. For more information about the Agricultural Innovation Prize, visit http://www.agprize.com/.
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