Richi Talent is an international contest in which students compete to solve a theme-based challenge created by companies and institutions of international prestige through a research project.
Through Richi Talent, the Richi Foundation and the National Foundation for Cancer Research aim to identify, incentivize and support promising young people who, in the future will play a crucial role in social progress.
The International Edition of Richi Talent will run during the 2017-2018 academic year and is open to students 14 to 18 years old (grades 9-12). Students represent their schools by choosing challenges in different knowledge areas:
Students attend online seminars organized by sponsoring institutions and companies to gather all pertinent information for developing their project.
Schools that want to participate must cover the cost of registration. The cost covers the participation of all the students from that school who want to compete. To cover the cost of the registration fee, schools can organize fundraising events and donate to the Richi Foundation to fight cancer.
before June 30th
until October 31st
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Boston. There will be 3 first place prizes in each category. Second and third place prizes are to be determined. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Internet and will include feedback and presentations from renowned industry individuals.
RICHI INNOVATION CAMP
The first place prize is all expenses paid participation in the summer 2018 edition of Richi Innovation Camp in Boston.
AWARD FOR SOLIDARITY
The 10 schools from each country to raise the most money for cancer research will each receive a special guest lecture from a current or former MIT student.
The Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all children who suffer from cancer and their families have the best prognosis and quality of life.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research raises public awareness about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, as well as provides support for scientists making game-changing discoveries in cancer research.
All proceeds from Richi Talent will go to support the Richi Foundation mission.