Agrytech Hackathon 2018
Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berytech organized the Agrytech Hackathon on the weekend of April 20th.
The three winning teams selected out of the 26 final solutions pitched during the event received direct access to the Agrytech Accelerator with access to up to US$100K in support and grants.
The Hackathon Highlights
160 applicants, 80 selected participants, 26 teams created, 15 Local & International Mentors, 9 agri-food challenges, Hundreds of innovative solutions, 10 Final Pitches, and 3 Winners admitted directly to the Agrytech Accelerator!
Local & International Mentors
- 1st Place Winner
- IO TREE team, developing a machine connected to a wireless sensor network that monitors the presence of the red fruit fly and inform the farmer when it’s the best time to spray.
- 2nd Place Winners
- Agry Mac team, developing an application that detects and/or predicts illness in trees soil and plant; and Zaatine team, who created a machine that will separate Zaatar leaves from the stem.
The other 7 finalists, who were also judged on their idea’s validation, innovation, prototype, impact and sustainability, were: Agribridge – A platform linking the agri- food industry sectors in Lebanon, EIS – an engineering solution for food industries using image processing, Farmland – an online agricultural magazine showcasing lands and tools for rent or sale, Help me plant – a mobile platform providing users with agriculture knowledge with 4 easy inputs to help choose, buy, and take care of their plants, Slimy – a technology-based solution to extract snail slime using automated electrical tactile stimulation, AgriAi – an innovative multi-platform collecting data on crops, soil, nutrients and water to help the farmer in his decision making, and Stroopwafel – a device that monitors food shipments throughout the whole supply chain so that all the quality regulations are respected.
The 2018 edition of the Hackathon was organized in partnership with FARMHACK.NL, leaders in ORGANIZING INTERNATIONAL HACKATHONS in the agri-food sector.
Their international experts assisted Berytech with the organization of the hackathon, and were on site to support and mentor the participants.
FarmHack.NL is a catalyst for solutions and innovations in the agricultural and farming sector. Their mission is to use the full potential of data and technology, aiming at empowered farmers, smarter farming, and diversified business ideas.
The Agrytech Hackathon 2018 also partnered with Source Institute. Their international experts were on site to support the participating teams during the hackathon on issues like team alignment, business modelling and interacting with experts.
Source Institute designs education for fast-changing environments and fosters innovation by building communities of practice. Home of Leancamp, Village Accelerator, and The Sources, they collaborate with world-renowned companies and educational organizations to bring innovative peer-to-peer education to the world. The future of education is about learning directly from the source.
The Agrytech Program is jointly funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands & Berytech