Virtual Hackathon – AgriTech 2020

TH.0
About this event:

Our next Hackathon is calling you to rise to the biggest challenges facing the modern agricultural sectors and coming up with dynamic solutions to change the world!

From the British Agricultural Revolution of the 18th century to playing a fundamental part in the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 70s, the UK is no stranger to agricultural innovation in evolving, growing and Implementing revolutionary methods to increase productivity drive efficiency and maximise yields.

With the termination of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, new agricultural policies and initiatives are driving and making it easier for the industry to embrace AgriTech, to enable innovation, and transform the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. There is now, and will continue to be, more opportunities for investment in the excellence of the UK AgriTech sector to grow new businesses and export overseas.

TH.0 is the UK’s largest international hackathon organiser. We provide an Industry holistic approach to technology innovation covering the full 360 degrees solution for a product or concept, from design to development, to testing, to marketing, to sales and user feedback. With hackathon teams consisting of developers, programmers, designers, data scientists, security experts, QAs, compliance, SEOs, project managers, bio scientists, sales professionals, HR professionals, industry experts and innovators.

The Challenges:

The challenges are still being developed by our partners but the broad themes include:

AgriTech Innovation on the Farm – How can we use and enhance technology with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, waste reduction and the maximisation of profitability? What products, services or applications can be implemented to improve various processes on the farm and in the digitalisation of the supply chain?

Agri BioTech – How can we further develop the scientific techniques used to improve plants, animals and microorganisms to provide farmers with the tools and disciplines that can increase production, make it cheaper and more manageable? What can be done to produce greater yields and quality from food crops? What can be done to continue using molecular science to build up natural resistances to certain diseases, whilst ensuring our safety?

Smart/Precision/Vertical Farming – As the digital and connected world continues to expand with new and ongoing technological innovations, such as leveraging the cloud, big data, satellites, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation solutions, how can the agricultural industry further adopt these new technological advances to increase productivity and efficiency whilst protecting the environment?

Soil Productivity – Being one of the core essences of the Earth’s fertility, how can we protect, improve and enhance our current usage of soil management? What technology and processes can aide decisions and management regarding tillage, fertilization, crop rotation, plant disease, irrigation, and drainage, as well as exploring the development and evolution of hydroponics?

The Target:

Our goal is to bring in education, technology and business communities to get involved in solving issues affecting the agricultural sector and making it flourish.

This will be completed through the use of technology with local and global participation, which in turn will contribute to the sector’s economic growth and advancement in a bright and innovative future. See less

Our goal is to bring in education, technology and business communities to get involved in solving issues affecting the agricultural sector and making it flourish.

This will be completed through the use of technology with local and global participation, which in turn will contribute to the sector’s economic growth and advancement in a bright and innovative future.

Start & Finish: The event will begin on Friday 9th October 2020 @ 19.00hrs GMT and run until Sunday 11th October 2020 @ 16:00hrs.

Kick-Off: The team at TH.0 will kick off with a presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.

Teams: You will be working in teams of 5-8 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.

Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. 2x Designers. 2x Developer. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.

Challenge: Choose one of our challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative, and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!

Presentation: Every team will present the hack they have built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.

Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer focused, as well as well-executed.

Logistics: All you need is your laptop lots of enthusiasm!

Prizes: The point of this hackathon is to come together with other like-minded professionals to work on solving the most pressing problems facing the agricultural sector today.

So, join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The true prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!

 

Quality of the Idea
Includes creativity and originality of the idea

Implementation of the Idea
Includes how well the idea was executed by the presenter

Potential Impact
Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted

Details of the Hackathon will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participants! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the meantime, we would love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about TH.0 and get involved with our work through our social channels.

Full Hackathon rules can be found at www.thpoint0.io/rules

Still have more questions? Check out www.thpoint0.io/faqs

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Date

09 10 2020 - 11 10 2020

Time

19:00 - 16:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 09 10 2020 - 11 10 2020
  • Time: 14:00 - 11:00

Location

Virtual
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