Opportunity to Create Agriculture Solutions
Registrations are now open for agrihack 2018, the agricultural super brainstorm providing participants with the skills to create an agricultural product or service, the opportunity to win cash and mentoring prizes, and potentially build their own business.
In early 2017 Daniel Winson and his team became the first major winners of agrihack, creating a practical solution to uncover and fix black spots on farms, which in turn become the successful startup Agrinet (previously Agsensio).
The agrihack 2018 hackathon will take place over two days and is open to anyone with an interest in agriculture, or a skill that can be applied to business. Registrants can apply as individuals or teams, and will be assembled into evenly matched groups-think farmers alongside designers and ag business insiders collaborating with tech experts.
agrihack will be held at the CSU Convention Centre 0n 1 and 2 March and will be run in partnership with Charles Sturt University’s AgriTech Incubator and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.
The first two challenges have now been released. Our first challenge comes courtesy of Grain Storage Technology, and asks participants to find a way to reduce degradation from high moisture in stored grains; while our second challenge from AgriFutures Australia asks participants to find an effective way to measure live weight in meat chickens.
Says founder of agrihack (and Australia Post Regional Pitchfest) Dianna Somerville, “The event will be run in partnership with Hackathon Australia and Charles Sturt University, and will focus on real challenges faced by people in agriculture and regional communities.
agrihack will involve participants working in teams to creatively solve a number of different challenges that people face on the land. The event provides an opportunity to further connect the entrepreneurial ecosystem of metro areas to rural farmers, developers and distributors.”