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Blockchain & AI 2021

What is Blockchain?

Our 2021 Blockchain and AI virtual hackathon will focus on innovation and development of disruptive technologies. As a part of Blockchain week, we will bring teams together to work on the bleeding edge of tech to create ground breaking solutions

Why AI & Blockchain?

Forbes believes that, by 2030, the greatest factor of change throughout global markets will have been the integration of Blockchain and the use of advanced AI.

We want to beat the trend!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#TH0BlockchainAI

#Challenge 1
TBC
 

Full details will be released August 2021

#Challenge 3
TBC
 

Full details will be released August 2021

#Challenge 2
TBC
 

Full details will be released August 2021

#Challenge 4
TBC
 

Full details will be released August 2021

Prizes

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AgriTechaTH.0n 2021

What is AgritechaTH.0n?

AgritechaTH.0n will focus on the innovation, development and implementation of new and existing digital technology into the growing digitisation of the UK AgriTech industry. We are focusing on needed solutions for farms, farmers and suppliers across the UK.

Why Agriculture?

Farming 4.0 is here and the UK needs to accelerate the digitisation of their agricultural industry as we are falling behind the need to be fully digitised, more efficient and the quest to have net zero emissions by 2040. Innovation and resilience is key!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#Agritechathon

#Challenge 1
TBC

 

Full details will be released July 2021

#Challenge 3
TBC

 

Full details will be released July 2021

#Challenge 2
TBC

 

Full details will be released July 2021

#Challenge 4
TBC

 

Full details will be released July 2021

Prizes

Blockchain 2020

Blockchain & AI 2020

What is Blockchain?

Our 2020 Blockchain and AI virtual hackathon will focus on innovation and development of disruptive technologies. As a part of Blockchain week, we will bring teams together to work on the bleeding edge of tech to create ground breaking solutions

Why AI & Blockchain?

Forbes believes that, by 2030, the greatest factor of change throughout global markets will have been the integration of Blockchain and the use of advanced AI.

We want to beat the trend!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#TH0BlockchainAI

Blockchain in Insurance

How can Blockchain integration in the insurance industry save you $700 a year and save the industry $80 Billion?

One of the oldest industries may faces stagnation. Blockchain could  make companies more profitable and more transparent. Listed by Forbes as the next major disruption. Will you be a part of that innovation?

Blockchain in Supply Chain

Our second challenge will focus on Blockchain intergration to the GSC (Global Supply Chain).
Throughout 2020, our supply chains have been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the GSC has been out of date for a long time, it was brought into sharp focus this year.
How can Blockchain be intergrated into and update the GSC? How can it make it more efficient and accuarate?

AI Combating Education Inequality

Children in countries with the poorest access to education can only expect 5 years. With so few educational resources to go around, the chance of moving out of poverty is less than 1%.

AI could change that.
How can Advanced AI, Machine Learning and Starlink combat this injustice?

AI in E-Commerce

Amazon made $12.9 Billion from recommending items last quarter. Hyper accurate recommendations are possible because of the incredible amount of data Amazon holds on each user. Smaller e-commerce stores have limited resources with which to create recommendations and thus, are unable to compete with e-commerce giants. Can open source AI begin to turn the tide?

Prizes

Prizes

Agritechathon 2020

AgriTechaTH.0n 2020

What is AgritechaTH.0n?

AgritechaTH.0n will focus on the innovation, development and implementation of new and existing digital technology into the growing digitisation of the UK AgriTech industry. We are focusing on needed solutions for farms, farmers and suppliers across the UK.

Why Agriculture?

Farming 4.0 is here and the UK needs to accelerate the digitisation of their agricultural industry as we are falling behind the need to be fully digitised, more efficient and the quest to have net zero emissions by 2040. Innovation and resilience is key!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#Agrithechathon

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?

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?

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?

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?

Prizes

* Guaranteed entry into next year’s SHAKE Climate Change Entrepreneurship Programme – donated from Rothamsted Research.
* Free hot desk space in our new Russell Innovation
building for 3 months – donated from Rothamsted
Research.
*Farmers Weekly Web Plus Subscription for each winning member for a full year – donated from Farmers Weekly
* Three month membership of Barn4 including two free desks within the new building, our full business support package, networking opportunities, access at members’ rates to the laboratory and specialist facilities on our Park Farm site – donated from NIAB.

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