The current edition of the Acara Challenge, about 20 teams from 12 participating universities in US, India and Mexico came up with business ideas to improve Food and Water Security. Their ideas range from cleaning tannery contaminated water for irrigation, revitalizing defunct sanitation systems to improved design of food carts for street vendors. All plans show the efforts put in by the students, mentors and professors.Of these teams, eight were shortlisted to present at the upcoming Acara Challenge Finals on May 16,2011 at Institute on the Environment, UMN, St.Paul. Acara invites you to watch the presentations in-person or the live webcast, to see the students' enthusiasm and their pitch for the Acara scholarships. The presentations start at 8:00 am central time (6:30
PM India Time).
For more information on the finalist venture descriptions, go here.