Write in with your innovative ideas; win a trip to the UK

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Bangalore, Aug 12: Science and innovation is widely recognised as an engine that drives economic transformation of emerging markets like India.

Increasingly, the innovation bottleneck is not the supply of new knowledge, but external factors surrounding the process.

How is India building the capacity to develop its innovation systems? What has been the impact of the national and state-level innovation capacity-building programmes and initiatives so far?

To address these issues, the UK Science and Innovation Network in India has announced an essay writing competition on innovation capacity-building in India.

5 successful applicants to be invited to submit essay for publication

Five successful applicants will be invited to submit a 3,000-word essay for publication. The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the UK to attend Innovate 2014 in November.

The essays will be published on the SIN India blog, and other suitable locations. Those interested in writing an essay on the given topic are invited to complete the application form, including a 500-word outline summary by 18 August 2014.

Submitted applications will be reviewed with candidates being notified of their success by 5 September 2014. Five successful applicants will then submit a full length, up to 3000 word, essay by 22 September 2014 the winners will be announced on 13 October 2014. Get more information here.

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