A number of exciting concepts emerged from Agri-Tech East’s first hackathon, which was designed to focus the diverse talents of multi-disciplinary teams on intractable problems in agriculture. The overall winner was ‘WeedSpot’, which applies gaming technologies to artificial intelligence weed identification.
Hosted in partnership with Allia Serious Impact, and kindly sponsored by BASF, Barclays and SmithsonHill, the >sudo : grow hackathon attracted participants spanning five decades in age, with representatives from four continents and from many disciplines. Farmers, plant scientists, coders, machine learning experts and software engineers all worked together over the weekend.
To accelerate innovation in the agri-food industry, Agri-Tech East has partnered with Allia Serious Impact to host their first hackathon in Cambridge on 7-8 April 2018.
The “hackathon” concept has been used in the IT industry for some time to bring together technical experts around a key problem facing a business or sector, and engaging in…
>sudo : grow hackathon
3,2,1….HACK! The >sudo : grow hackathon!
We mixed things up this year and instead of our national GROW agri-tech business plan competition, we organised an AgriTech hackathon in partnership with Allia Serious Impact 7-8 April in Cambridge.
>sudo : grow focussed on some of the most challenging areas facing the agricultural industry today, including: making food systems consumer-centric, supporting and enhancing traditional approaches to weed control and data integration for crop management.
The hackathon took the form of a weekend of inspirational thinking, problem solving and prototype development designed to create impactful new solutions to real-world problems and a chance to win some great prizes.
It was aimed at participants with a background in engineering, software development, biology, or those with agricultural industry insights.
We will be talking about the hackathon at REAP.
The >sudo : grow hackathon is kindly sponsored by:
BASF (gigabyte sponsor), Barclays (megabyte sponsor), SmithsonHill (kilobyte sponsor)
This week has seen farmers, researchers, tech developers and industry come together at Cereals 2018, one of the UK’s biggest annual arable agriculture trade events.
The emphasis was on preparation for the future, harnessing technological solutions, and using the next few years to make businesses as robust as possible.