The #DigitAg Challenge aims to create innovative digital agricultural services by combining the needs of farmers with the skills of entrepreneurs, start-ups and agronomists. To participate, go online, pre-registrations are already open!
PMaking the right decision at the right time, optimising your time, choosing the right equipment, setting up a new practice, settling in, selling your products as well as possible ... digital tools can bring new solutions to the agricultural world. But they still need to meet a real need. Therefore, to develop innovative services in line with farmers' needs, the #DigitAg Convergence Institute, led by Irstea, #DigitAg which brings together 17 research entities and companies to develop digital agriculture, has launched the #DigitAg challenge: a hackathon dedicated to digital agriculture.
Co-organized with the six Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation, Céréales Vallée, Qualiméditerranée, Qualitropic, Terralia and Végépolys competitive clusters and with the support of Irstea, the #DigitAg Challenge takes place in four stages between April and July.
Step 1: National Farm Consultation
Farmers, advisers, agricultural operators... are invited by 10 May 2017 to express the services they need, via an online consultation on www.digitag-challenge.frThis is a follow-up to the Ministry of Agriculture's #ImagineAgri exchange workshops. The needs collected will be translated into challenges and proposed to teams of companies, start-ups, developers, agronomists, researchers and students, with a view to creating digital agricultural services.
Find the main results online from May 12.
2nd step: Team building
Agronomists, developers, designers, business developers, are invited to pre-register as a team or individually on the platform. https://www.digitag-challenge.fr/inscriptions/. An idea, a skill to put to good use? This first step, free of charge, will enable future participants to identify themselves to the five Organising competition centres, who will come back to them to set up the teams and assign the subjects.
Pre-registration is open until June 6.
Stage 3: Semi-finals
From June 6th and 20th, Céréales Vallée et Terralia (Lyon), Qualimed (Montpellier), Vegépolys (Angers), Agri Sud-O9uest Innovation (Bordeaux) Qualitropic (Saint-Denis/ Reunion Island) will select the best projects and associated teams to represent their colours at the hackathon on July 1st and 2nd.
Announcement of all selected projects on June 27.
4th stage: Final of the Digital Challenge 2017
From July 1st to 2nd, the finalist teams will be gathered to participate in a hackathon hosted at French Tech Montpellier. The winners will be supported in the maturation of their future project for an innovative digital agricultural service.