On September 13th and 14th, AgriTechHack by Nik Academy will take place in Izgrev, Bulgaria. This hackathon is supported by the Dutch Embassy, FarmHack, and AgroHub.BG DIH. Moreover, SmartAgriHubs financially backs this event with the aim to expand our innovation network with the ideas/people sourced from the hackathon.
The Agri Tech Hack is a 28-hour event. The main goals of the hackathon are:
To attract Bulgarian tech communities to interesting agriculture use cases for technologies such as Robotics, IoT, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
For (young) farmers and agronomists this is an opportunity to get awareness and trust around the emerging technologies and attract them to a field which will be increasingly more linked to tech initiatives.
To mobilise high potential/aspiring tech students, entrepreneurs and start-ups and support them by access to relevant data and expertise, and connect them to leading stakeholders in agriculture.
For agribusiness, the hackathon will also offer direct, agile and nimble contact with creative tech talent.
The hackathon will be feature 4 challenges:
a) Beekeeping technologies
b) IOT automation
c) Machine Data
d) AI and Robotics
Each challenge will be accompanied by recognised mentors and leading domain experts to help the teams find specific focus points compelling datasets within the topic.
SmartAgriHubs has allocated € 11,000 in prize money. This financial support comes with the motivation that the hack teams can work towards the open calls with their ideas to form new Digital Innovation Hubs or new Flagship Innovation Experiments. This process will be done following some specified requirements and in guidance with the existing DIH AgroHub.BG.
To stay tuned you can either follow AgriTechHack in a dedicated section of the FarmHack Forum, where you can follow their progress and join the discussion with organisers and participants. Or you can go directly to the registration page on the NIK Academy website.