CGIAR’s Inspire Challenge Awards Over US$ 1 million to Big Data Innovations

Over US$ 1 million worth of grants were awarded to eight winners of the Inspire Challenge during CGIAR’s 2019 BIG DATA convention that was organized at ICRISAT last week.

Four finalists of this year’s challenge were awarded US$ 100,000 each for piloting their project. Hungry cities: Inclusive food markets in Africa; Real-time East Africa live groundwater use database; Gamifying weather forecasting: “Let it rain” campaign; and Rapid genomic detection of aquaculture pathogens were declared winners among 10 finalists of the 2019 challenge. The finalists were selected from over 150 applicants from across the world.