3,2,1….HACK! 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:
- urban farming
- crop protection in a post chemical world
- balancing performance with animal welfare
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.
Hackathons are all about immersing bright minds into an industry challenge over an intensive weekend, with the goal of producing a working prototype by the end of the weekend.
We’re asking the agriculture industry to bring their challenges to teams of mixed skills, from biology to technology to programming and engineering to come up with real worlds solutions. Teams will need the industry knowledge to make sure they consider all of the potential issues or requirements and that their solution is fit for purpose.
Agriculture is a really exciting industry right now on the cusp of change, with a real need to draw on expertise from other industries for continued innovation – so the time has never been better to apply your skills to their challenges and help secure of food for the future!
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. If you want to hack, you can sign up as a team or as an individual and we’ll build teams for you.
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.