ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
NineSigma is proud to support this non-profit initiative to find solutions to three important issues of aquaculture:
Challenge 1 - Rethinking Feed for Aquaculture
Create highly nutritional aquaculture feed replacement that match or improve on the cost and nutritional performance of existing feedstock, while reducing the burden on the natural environment.
Challenge 2 - New Ocean Products
Create new ocean products that vastly expand the diversity, sustainability, and quality of aquaculture products to meet growing food security needs while decreasing aquaculture's environmental footprint.
Challenge 3 - Sustainable Design
Introduce new designs, methodologies, products and other innovations that are financially and environmentally sustainable, scalable, and will dramatically improve the efficiencey of aquaculture farms therby improving productivity, livelihoods, and market value.
For additional information on each of these Challenges, please visit the Challenges Overview on the Blue Economy Challenge website.
AU$750,000 will be awarded for solutions in the following two (2) categories:
Design and Validation (up to AU$250,000)
Positioning for Scale (AU$250,000-750,000)
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February 29, 2016 - Challenge Opens
June 30, 2016 - Applications Close and Review
August 2016 - Virtual Pitch Session
September-October 2016 - Final Winners Announced
You must complete and submit the online application by June 30, 2016 23:59, Canberra, Australia time zone (GMT +11)