Registration open until November 1st for Cultivate Tomorrow, the first US hackathon focused solely on cellular agriculture and cell cultured food
Students from MIT, UC Davis, Northwestern, OSU, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and numerous other academic institutions have launched Cultivate Tomorrow, a cellular and acellular agriculture hackathon to connect academia and industry.
Marilyn McNamara, Director of Business and Product Development at Matrix Meats, believes that “The obstacles in our way are huge, and require a consistent influx of bright, young talent to overcome. I’m glad to see Cultivate Tomorrow bringing awareness and support to the next generation of innovators in this space.”
Together, in teams of four, undergraduate and graduate students with different majors, skill sets, backgrounds, and knowledge of cell-cultured food products will apply their unique skill sets and perspectives to help design creative solutions to critical issues faced by the cellular agriculture industry. The focus of this hackathon will be to strengthen supply chain and production processes, disseminate clear scientific communications, and create effective advertising strategies.
Toward these goals, Cultivate Tomorrow is offering three different tracks in which students can compete, each with a winning prize of $2000:
Work with an industry mentor to create an advertising campaign for a specific product
Create a scientific communication platform to demystify and educate the public
Propose an underutilized resource that may benefit the production of cell cultivated food (experiment costs will be subsidized)
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