Hack AgriFood'20

An international interactive hackathon aimed at helping the agriculture and food sectors overcome ongoing problems and solve challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis

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On-line hackathon
On-site hackathon
August 2020
Challenges from Challenge Owners/Businesses collected
August 11 – September 17
Registration of stakeholder challenges for HackAgriFood’20.
September 2020
Registration of experienced innovator teams
September 17 – October 6
Registration of experienced innovator teams. Experienced innovators, start-ups and SMEs will have to develop MVP stage targeted solutions to challenges proposed.
October 2020
Announcement of teams and challenges selected
October 9
The 20 most interesting teams of experienced innovators, start-ups and SMEs selected for the interactive hackaton HackAgriFood'20 by the international expert jury will be announced. Challenges proposed by AgriFood sector companies for hackathon teams will be also announced.
First stage of the interactive on-line hackathon
October 9 – November 20
Experienced innovator teams will develop solutions to challenges proposed. Solutions will have to be presented at the MVP stage.
Registration of beginner innovator teams
October 1 – November 15
Registration of beginner innovator teams for the hackathon in Vilnius, which will take place on November 21-22. Beginner innovators, start-ups and SMEs will have to develop Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to challenges proposed.
November 2020
Announcement of Vilnius hackathon participants
November 16
The 10 most perspective teams of beginner innovators, start-ups and SMEs selected by the international expert jury will be announced and invited to participate in the AgriFood hackathon in Vilnius on November 21-22.
Grooming sessions
November 21-22
Grooming sessions for on-line hackathon participants with mentors. 3 experienced innovator teams will be selected by the international jury and invited to participate in the final hackathon stage.
Vilnius hackathon
November 21-22
10 beginner innovator teams selected by the international expert jury will participate in this hackathon in Vilnius. Participants will get mentorship and support from experienced international high-tech experts and business representatives. The 5 best teams will be selected by the international expert jury and invited to participate in the final hackathon stage.
Final stage: Demo Days
November 23-25
During the Demo Days – agrifood innovation demonstration events, organized in three different locations in Lithuania – experienced innovator teams will pitch their ideas and MVPs to end users and other stakeholders. Also, end-users’ and agrifood stakeholders’ feedback will be gathered and presented to the participating teams.
Final stage: Demo Days
November 23-25
During the Demo Days – agrifood innovation demonstration events, organized in three different locations in Lithuania – beginner innovator teams will pitch their Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to end users and other stakeholders. Also, end-users’ and agrifood stakeholders’ feedback will be gathered and presented to the participating teams.
Final stage: International AgriBusiness Forum
November 26
During the International AgriBusiness Forum in Vilnius, the best experienced innovtor teams of the interactive hackathon HackAgriFood’20 will pitch their ideas and MVPs to an audience of stakeholders, investors, international agrifood sector experts and leaders. The winners will be announced.
Final stage: International AgriBusiness Forum
November 26
During the International AgriBusiness Forum in Vilnius, the best beginner innovator teams of the interactive hackathon HackAgriFood’20 will pitch their Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to an audience of stakeholders, investors, international agrifood sector experts and leaders. The winners will be announced.
On-site hackathon
October 2020
Registration of beginner innovator teams
October 1 – November 15
Registration of beginner innovator teams for the hackathon in Vilnius, which will take place on November 21-22. Beginner innovators, start-ups and SMEs will have to develop Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to challenges proposed.
November 2020
Announcement of Vilnius hackathon participants
November 16
The 10 most perspective teams of beginner innovators, start-ups and SMEs selected by the international expert jury will be announced and invited to participate in the AgriFood hackathon in Vilnius on November 21-22.
Vilnius hackathon
November 21-22
10 beginner innovator teams selected by the international expert jury will participate in this hackathon in Vilnius. Participants will get mentorship and support from experienced international high-tech experts and business representatives. The 5 best teams will be selected by the international expert jury and invited to participate in the final hackathon stage.
Final stage: Demo Days
November 23-25
During the Demo Days – agrifood innovation demonstration events, organized in three different locations in Lithuania – beginner innovator teams will pitch their Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to end users and other stakeholders. Also, end-users’ and agrifood stakeholders’ feedback will be gathered and presented to the participating teams.
Final stage: International AgriBusiness Forum
November 26
During the International AgriBusiness Forum in Vilnius, the best beginner innovator teams of the interactive hackathon HackAgriFood’20 will pitch their Conceptual Implementation stage solutions to an audience of stakeholders, investors, international agrifood sector experts and leaders. The winners will be announced.

Why is it worth to participate?


For business

  • Experienced international teams will pitch targeted solutions and demonstrate MVPs developed for your personal challenges
  • You will be able to track the progress and interact with teams and their supporting mentors during on-line sessions and webinars
  • You will gain visibility among AgriFood innovators, key stakeholders, sector clusters and Digital Innovation Hubs throughout Europe

For teams

  • The best teams will get valuable prizes
  • You will be able to sell your idea to an AgriFood sector company
  • You will gain visibility among AgriFood innovators, key stakeholders, sector clusters and Digital Innovation Hubs throughout Europe

Challenges

Quarantine measures and lockdowns throughout Europe have caused a rearrangement in the usual food supply networks. The value of using, supporting and promoting locally produced supplies and foods – as well as short food supply chains that link producers directly with consumers – has become apparent. In order to further reinforce local food supply networks, we are looking for visionary teams that can provide solutions in the domains of:

  • Connecting local producers directly with consumers
  • Projecting demand and priority of local goods
  • Community-based supply chains
  • Solutions for surplus food distribution

Food production is a wasteful process, during which between 20-40% of food is lost. Thus, utilizing the by-products and side-streams of these processes to produce value adding products is essential in our collective pursuits of sustainable environments and circular economies. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has returned food production side-stream utilization into the spotlight. We are on the lookout for smart and easy to implement solutions that help with:

  • Side-stream value discovery
  • Aggregating by-products
  • Monetizing side-streams
  • Side-stream recycling or utilization

The COVID-19 related disturbances in our food supply networks and consumption patters has caused significant food waste, as well as led to major financial losses for food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Packaging is one of the key factors at the center of all of this. We welcome all innovative solutions for food packaging that address such issues as:

  • Consumer-oriented traceability solutions
  • Digital technology-infused packaging
  • Lowering the environmental footprint of packages
  • Biodegradable and recycled packaging

Creative reborn packaging

Spain Industrias Plásticas Triana, S.A.

Sustainable and affordable cutlery

Spain FoodService Cluster

On-line retail and food product or meal deliveries to the consumers’ doorstep have skyrocketed throughout Europe and the World. And the end of this surge in no where in sight. Yet alternative retail channels and the so called “last mile delivery” remain relatively open fields for novel and efficiency-increasing solutions. We are welcoming teams that offer solutions related to:

  • Solving increasing demand for last mile delivery
  • Controlling and monitoring conditions of last mile delivery
  • Environmental footprint of last mile delivery
  • Simplifying retail for food producers

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