Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

Sustainable Digital Agriculture

The agribusiness sector's activities are chiefly oriented to agriculture (farming), cattle-raising, and bio-energy. However, the business requires challenges, especially related to investments in infrastructure (logistics, machinery and others), climate change and crop pest attacks. The sector's innovation trend moves towards transgenetics and genetic improvement in addition to the use of information technology applied to farming and cattle-raising, but the companies operating in the sector have also looked for new solutions connected to animal feeding, diagnosis, industrial raw materials, data intelligence platforms for decision-making and others.

Objective of Innovation Challenge is to promote the spirit of Innovation among entrepreneurs, agriculturists, students etc.

Eligibility criteria Any entrepreneur or student who applies to participate in the challenge and approved by the selection committee.

Selection process : Last date 30th November 2022.

No of tracks along with problem statements (for each vertical), Final demo date, etc.

Opportunities for Startups:

Technologies for increasing productivity considering the farming/forest/cattle-raising chain as a whole (e.g. logistics, industrial, commercial, food quality preservation and extension technologies)

Technologies for maintenance of animal health (vaccination, diagnostics, insemination, etc.)

Technologies in seeds and genetic modification (bio-engineering, molecular biology)

Agricultural pesticides and pest control systems (chemical or biological)

Technologies in fertilizers and fertility handling (chemical or biological)

Bio-energy (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel, biomass based technologies, sewage byproducts and others)

Precision farming, sensors, new machines and equipment, remote operation systems promoting rural mechanization, image identification systems (e.g. for assessment of pulp, lignin, volume and density of wood of trees in the field)

Pest detection systems

Forest and agricultural technologies; efficient use of resources and productivity increase

Other environmentally sustainable technologies in forest and farming;Social sustainability technologies in forest and farming

Robotics, drones for spraying, planting, monitoring and others

New systems based on organic agriculture and agro-ecology

Technologies, products and services related to the natural ingredient supply chain.

Technological platforms and mobile applications for interaction with users (guidance, information access, expert consulting, etc.)

Systems promoting analytics intelligence and improvement of industrial or business processes

Analytics Services to treat collected data

Systems to promote more access to micro-credit and insurance

More efficient transport Technologies

Portals to aggregate information collected by sensors and other smart-farming elements

Cloud services for storage of information from IoT (Internet of Things)

DAY 1 : 5th December 2022 , HICC Hyderabad

08:30 am – 09:00 am Opening Remarks & Welcome
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM : Plant Health & Nutrition
AgTech 1 – Showcase - Anchor Presentation
10:00 AM -10:30 AM : Startup presentation 1 10:30 AM -11:00 AM : Startup presentation 2 11:30 AM -12:00 PM : Startup presentation 3
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM : Animal Health & Nutrition
AgTech 2 – Showcase Presentation
10:00 AM -10:30 AM : Startup presentation 1 10:30 AM -11:00 AM : Startup presentation 2 11:30 AM -12:00 PM : Startup presentation 3
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Networking time
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM : Lunch Cum Networking Time
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM : Equipment & Data
AgTech 3 – Showcase - Anchor Presentation
03:00 PM -03:30 PM : Startup presentation 1 03:30 PM -04:00 PM : Startup presentation 2 04:00 PM -04:30 PM : Startup presentation 3
09:00 PM – 10:00 PM : Food Technology
AgTech 4 – Showcase Presentation
03:00 PM -03:30 PM : Startup presentation 1 03:30 PM -04:00 PM : Startup presentation 2 04:00 PM -04:30 PM : Startup presentation 3
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM : Networking time
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM : Valedictory Address & Thanks Giving
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM : Dinner Cum Networking Time