21 January 2020





Crop Challenge in Analytics 2020

Commercial corn is processed into multiple food and industrial products. It is widely known as one of the world’s most important crops. Each year, plant breeders create new corn products, known as experimental hybrids, by crossing two “parents” together.

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The scientists have proven that data-driven strategies can help our industry accelerate innovation and breed better seeds that require fewer resources and are adaptable to more diverse environments. Developing models that can predict the performance of potential corn products can help scientists more accurately select seeds that increase the productivity of the crops farmers plant – and will help address the growing global food demand.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Analytics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant and Crop Sciences
  • Agriculture

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

The finalists will be announced on April 26-28, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open to all participants 18 years of age or older, where allowable by law, except people or organizations who are employed by a major seed company or their affiliates.
  • Submissions must be in MS-Word or LaTeX format using the appropriate submission template.
  • Additionally, participants agree and warrant that they will not submit an idea that infringes on any 3rd party intellectual property, trade secret or confidentiality obligation.
  • Selected finalists will be invited to make a presentation of their submission at the 2020 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, date April 26-28, 2020.

Opportunity Cost


  • First Place will be $5,000.
  • Second Place will be $2,500.
  • Third Place will be $1,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Download The Form here.

Second Step: Register here and then complete all the required fields, including uploading your Submission Template

Third Step: Submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Badawi/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team