The Agtech Hackathon

The Agtech Hackathon presented by CEDA and powered by Microsoft, Accelerate25, Horizons regional council and BCC returns to Manawatu in May 2018.

Back for the second Agtech Hackathon Manawatu, and launched during New Zealand Agrifood Week, the Hackathon is all about connecting smart farmers with smarter technology.

By connecting IT experts, software developers and corporates with smart farmers and growers in a hackathon style, they’re given the opportunity to solve industry problems that can help further develop agriculture in our country in an accelerated amount of time. This year AgTech Hackathon is on a mission to solve one of the biggest environmental issues, water. Here’s your opportunity to tell us what keeps you up at night – what water issue is so pressing that you lose sleep? Could it be water additives, keeping our water ways clean, Nitrogen leaching, farm run off? Or… People have the opportunity for their issues to be heard and potentially solved by the experts in AgTech Hackathon.

The competition for problem statements around water will be open now until April 5th with one person receiving $250 cash just for submitting a problem here. Once the competition closes the final water problem statements will be chosen ahead of AgTech Hackathon on May 3rd.

AgTech Hackathon – How it Works

Stage One: Competition opens for community to submit their problems around water at www.hackathonmanawatu.nz for the chance to win $250 cash.

Stage Two: Registrations for AgTech Hackathon open and call on farmers, growers, IT experts, corporates and members of the community to be in the programme.

Stage Three: AgTech Hackathon takes place 3rd May where entrants form teams and solve issues around water with their creations.

Stage Four: Teams pitch their solution at Dragons Den with the winner taking away a cash prize to further develop their idea.

For more information, contact The BCC.