Virtual Hackathon – AgriTech 2020

Promoting Agricultural Innovation: effeciency, resilence & wealth.

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!

The AgriTech Hackathon is designed to tackle the challenges facing the agricultural industry in the UK. This event will bring together a powerful mix of creative minds working toward finding the best tech solutions to propel the agricultural and eco-tourism sectors. The hackathon is also geared toward enabling conversations between the urban and rural communities.

The Challenge:

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

  • Maximizing soil productivity –How can soil health be improved? How can we ensure a healthy soil structure while minimizing soil loss and maximizing nutrition?
  • Improving water use efficiency – Low can water management be improved through means such as smart irrigation practices, and are there effective and sustainable means of improving soil’s ability to hold water?
  • Reducing greenhouse gases – Livestock rearing is increasing to methane production. What are some ways in which we can manage methane emissions?
  • Boosting biodiversity –There is increasing pressure worldwide on biodiversity from a range of sources. We need to find ways to protect important habitats, and find smart ways to support biodiversity under pressure through providing targeted resources.

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 and local participation, which in turn will contribute to the sector’s economic growth and advancement in a bright and innovative future.

Our Calling:

We aim to bring together teams of smart thinkers with various backgrounds and skill sets to look at some of agriculture’s biggest challenges from a fresh perspective.

As always, we’ll be welcoming people from all disciplines, including software developers, electronics engineers, plant and animal biologists, physicists, farmers, vets, and industry professionals to get together and tackle the issues.

How to Enter:

Registration is now open and closes on 2nd November 2020 To validate your entry please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details on what to expect and the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the event. We will also provide you with a digital marketing pack so that you can promote your company involvement as well as recruit internal company team members.

Hackathon Rules:

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 mean time we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about Talent Hack and get involved with our work through our social channels on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Signing Up:

The event is open to anyone who resides in UK. We want to have multi-functional teams of 4 to 6 people working together.

Once your teams are formed, register your team at us the names of your team member and organisation. Note: You can register more than one team per company.

Event Details/Agenda:

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

Kick-Off: The team at Talent Hack 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 4-6 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. Designer. 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’ve 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!

Judging Criteria:

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


Still have more questions? Check out www.talent-uk/faqs

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09 10 2020 - 11 10 2020


19:00 - 16:00

Local Time

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


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