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NineSigma Announces Winners in $25,000 Sustainable Packaging Challenge in Conjunction With Scientists Without Borders and Partners
Date:3/19/2013

CLEVELAND, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announced three winners of the Scientists Without Borders, Sackler Institute for Nutrition Sciences at the New York Academy of Sciences, and Sight and Life open innovation challenge seeking More Sustainable and Effective Approaches for Delivering Micronutrient Powders (MNPs). NineSigma partnered with these organizations to administer the challenge and disseminate to their worldwide network of solvers.

With some 2 billion people worldwide suffering from "hidden hunger" (deficiency of essential micronutrients, such as Vitamin A, B-vitamins, zinc, and iron), even where sufficient caloric intake might exist, MNPs are a critical tool in tackling global malnutrition among children under age 5, in low-resource settings and refugee camps. Governments and humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF and the World Food Programme, distribute nearly 200 million MNP packets annually. However, the current foil sachets in which the powders are currently packaged cannot be recycled, re-purposed, burned, or composted, creating large amounts of collateral waste. This challenge therefore sought innovative ideas for more sustainable and effective approaches to delivering these critical supplements.

Winners were selected from 36 submissions generated from 15 countries over 90 days, with one-third of the submissions offered by solvers in the developing world. The winners, to share in the $25,000 prize, are:

  • First Place (Receiving $12,500):  Jose Tarquino of Valley Stream, NY, for "New Double Sack (DS) Economical Packaging for 'Essential Powdered Nutrition Supplements',"
  • Second Place (Receiving $9,000): Ilya Mir of '/>"/>

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