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DO YOU HAVE A DISRUPTIVE SOLUTION IN NUTRITION ASSESSMENT?

Sight and Life Foundation, a nutrition think tank, is inviting ideas from students and young professionals who can design an innovative product, service, technology or application to advance or improve existing tools used for nutrition assessment.

INNOVATIONS IN NUTRITION ASSESSMENT 

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. Sight and Life Foundation is organizing an elevator pitch contest on disruptive ideas to stimulate networks and dialogue, especially among innovators, to improve existing approaches to measure nutrition.

Nutritional deficiencies are major public health concerns in many low- and middle-income countries, but accurate and actionable information on their status is often lacking due to high costs, complexities and logistical challenges associated with assessing nutritional status. Precise, user-friendly, and low-cost analytical tools are needed. 

The Elevator Pitch Contest’s goal is to identify and support such projects that have a high potential to be implemented and produce a meaningful impact on the target problem in relatively near term.

Five to seven finalists will win a trip (round trip and accommodation) to Boston to participate in the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition's 'Nutrition 2018' and pitch their idea to a panel of experts and potential investors. Winners receive a cash award of up to US $ 2,000.


Finalists at ASN Nutrition 2018

Anne-Julie Tessier

Anne-Julie Tessier

Doctoral student, McGill University
 Keenoa

 

Maryam Hashemian

Maryam Hashemian

Post-doctoral fellow, National Cancer Institute
Salt Intake Measurement

Timur Osadchiy

Timur Osadchiy

Doctoral student, Newcastle University
Intake 24

Andrea Spray

Andrea Spray

Doctoral student, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
INATU (ICTs for Nutrition, Agriculture and Time Use)

Chikumbutso Chibwinja

Chikumbutso Chibwinja

Undergraduate student, Lilongwe University
Individual Student

Eleanor Shonkoff

Eleanor Shonkoff

Post-doctoral student, Tufts University.
Picture This!

 

Ethan Braun

Ethan Braun

Doctoral student, Purdue University
Power


Jury members

 

  Dr Klaus Kraemer    Managing Director   Sight and Life

Dr Klaus Kraemer

Managing Director
Sight and Life

  Alain Labrique    Associate Professor   Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alain Labrique

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  Katharine Kreis    Director, Strategic Initiatives; Lead Nutrition Innovation   PATH

Katharine Kreis

Director, Strategic Initiatives; Lead Nutrition Innovation
PATH

  Parul Christian    Senior Program Officer, Women's Nutrition   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation    

Parul Christian

Senior Program Officer, Women's Nutrition
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

  Simone Frey    Managing Director   Atlantic Food Labs    

Simone Frey

Managing Director
Atlantic Food Labs

 

  Christopher Lynch    Director, Office of Nutrition Research, and Chief of the Nutrition Branch, DDN, NIDDK   National Institutes of Health

Christopher Lynch

Director, Office of Nutrition Research, and Chief of the Nutrition Branch, DDN, NIDDK
National Institutes of Health

  Jennifer Coates    Associate Professor, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition    Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Jennifer Coates

Associate Professor, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

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Disclaimer:

The Elevator Pitch Contest is a platform founded by Sight & Life and open to students to present their ideas in front of a distinguished team of experts, investors, and the nutrition science community. Sight and Life does not endorse or certify the quality, originality or potential of the ideas for the Elevator Pitch Contest. All participants are solely responsible for the ideas they express. Sight and Life expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information or the quality, attributes, or availability of any of such ideas. In no event shall Sight and Life be liable for any damages, including without limitation special, indirect or consequential damages, resulting from the access or use, or lack of access and use, of these ideas.