Updated: Sep 9
Next week, teams will build a prototype in 48 hours for the competition objective Food Preservation - Food at the Right Place at the Right Time. On September 9th, participants will gather at Fishers Maker Playground with our challenge sponsor Corteva Agriscience and a group of companies supporting the second Indianapolis-Make48 event.
Corteva Agriscience will serve as the competition’s Challenge Sponsor, helping craft the teams’ competition objective. Corteva is a leading, global pure-play agriculture company headquartered in Indianapolis. “Corteva looks forward to working with Make48, United Way of Central Indiana, and the participating teams to create solutions to the food security crisis. Our aspirations are that the innovations will leave a lasting positive impact on our community,” said Ronda Hamm, Corteva Global Academic Relations Manager.
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