AgriTech - Virtual Hackathon

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.

Starts: 9 October 2020 Ends: 11 October 2020

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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