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’re mixing things up this year and instead of our national GROW agri-tech business plan competition, we’re going to be running an AgriTech hackathon in partnership with Allia Serious Impact 7-8 April in Cambridge.
>sudo : grow will focus 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 will be a weekend of inspirational thinking, problem solving and prototype development to create impactful new solutions to real-world problems and a chance to win some great prizes.
If you have a background in engineering, software development, biology, or just want to come and support the teams with your agricultural industry insights, sign up now.
Attendance is free and all food and refreshments will be provided over the weekend. Find out more and sign up now at www.sudochallenge.com
Please note places are limited so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
The >sudo : grow hackathon is kindly sponsored by:
BASF (gigabyte sponsor), Barclays (megabyte sponsor), SmithsonHill (kilobyte sponsor)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained – but what can you afford to lose? The role of public money in de-risking the development and adoption of new technologies was recognised recently with the announcement of £90M investment into agri-tech via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The funding is designed to bring together business, farmers and academics to help explore the commercial potential of new tech ideas, demonstrate innovative agri-tech projects (and how they will work in practice), as well as building a new bilateral research programme for international collaborations.