AgHack 2019
Agri-Virtual Grand Challenge Hackathon
 
 
 
Background & Objective
 
Over the past two decades, the use of digital technology and ICT has ventured into virtually every facet of life. The need of the hour is to achieve improved and sustainable agricultural production while aiming to save costs, reduce environmental impact and ensure food security while maintaining the quality. In order to address the issues and challenges and exploit the potential of resources, it is essential to create an integrated and sustainable system of Information and Technologies for the sector. The program focuses on promoting the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, especially by young people to create innovations that would empower smallholder farmers, and the communities that support them. Digital technology can accelerate the pace of developing and delivering sustainable and equitable solutions and enable Sustainable Development. Innovations and technological advancements would help narrow the knowledge gap between researchers and farmers; providing timely and targeted information to farmers to manage weather and market variability and integrating farmers into profitable markets.

The objective of the Hackathon is to stimulate young minds to come up with technology solutions that address these challenges and have the potential to positively impact farmers’ income, and overall agricultural performance.
 
Why Hackathon
The young generation is bubbling with ideas. The biggest challenge however lies in turning the ideas to practical solutions. With Hackathons, the aim is to come up with a feasible practical solution with proof of concept or working example or a model.
The hackathon program is designed to be open to students, entrepreneurs, budding researchers, young professionals. The larger the cross functionality, the more the mix of people with diverse backgrounds and expertise hence newer and wider perspectives to look at addressing a problem and develop solutions.
Data is everywhere. With Big Data and Data Analytics trending it is essential to have access to relevant information derived from the available raw data for usage.
Congratulations Winners
Winner
 
 
Runner Ups
 
 
Awards
 
►   Prize Money for the top two teams
      
►  Internship Programme with leading Corporate(s)
      
►   Mentoring and Incubation to the promising technologies
 
Distinguished Jury
Chairman & Managing Director
EM3 Agri Services Pvt Ltd.
Director of Kidum
Kidum R&D Applications, Agriculture Research Organization (ARO)
Volcani Center, Israel
CEO
Agrinnovate India Limited
CTO-in-Residence
Microsoft for Startups
Senior Vice President
Strategy & Precision Farming, Farm Equipment Sector, Farm Division
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
President
Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Co Founder & President
Indian Angel Network (IAN)
Chief - IT, Digital & Innovation
Tata Chemicals Limited
Mentors
Managing Director
Carrier Transicold, India & South Asia
Principal Data Science Manager
Corteva Agriscience™,
Agriculture Division, DowDuPont™
Director
Danfoss India

CEO & Founder
Mycrop Technologies

Chairman & Whole Time Director
Tasty Dairy Specialities Limited


Manager - Digital
Rallis India Limited
Chief, Remote Sensing and GIS
Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd.
Problem Champions
 
 
Competition Rules
 
1. Students, Innovators, entrepreneurs, young professionals can participate in the AgHack
2. No more than 4 members to one group
3. Language for Coding - English
4. Teams must be multidisciplinary with participants from cross-functional areas and skill
    sets-engineering, business and agriculture
5. Group Leader for each team to be nominated or volunteered in the beginning.
6. All communication will be shared with the group leader
7. Solutions developed must strictly adhere to the specified themes
8. Participants will be expected to come up with new and innovative ideas. Any idea that has been
    copied from elsewhere will be disqualified.
9. No outsourcing is allowed
10. If any of the rules are broken, the entire team shall be disqualified.
 
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