Competition for innovative mobile business solutions that can disrupt the future of agriculture and improve people lives
WHY we CREATED AGRITECH CHALLENGE
Ukraine is among the world leaders in agro- and IT-exports. We decided, for the first time in our history, to use these opportunities to popularize Ukrainian innovations, which are able to overcome global poverty and hunger.
What solutions are we looking for:
Solutions on agritech
Projects and ideas, which can solve the problems of poverty and hunger around the world.
The solution must have a tangible financial and social impact on a global scale.
With clear monetization
The prototype should have clear mechanisms for monetization for economic feasibility.
The solution should work on mobile devices or be created directly for them.
With simplicity in implementation
The project team should have the opportunity to quickly prototype the solution within the pilot project.
What will the winner get?
– $10 000 prize. – Expertise and technical support. – Initial funding for a pilot launch in Asia (if applicable).
Stages and timeline
November 27, 2017 – January 31, 2018. All participants have 2 months to find an idea, a team, submit application form and create the first version of the product (if possible)!
February 1, 2018 – February 10, 2018. We select the best teams, that will have the opportunity to pitch in front of the jury at the final competition event in Kiev.
DemoDay – finalists presentations and choosing the winner
February 20, 2018. At the final event in Kiev the jury chooses the best team, which will receive the support and get the main prize!
The competition initiator
- Chairman of the Ukrainian-Netherlands Business Council. - Minister of Agrarian Policy 2014-2016. - Director of Agro-Industrial Development at the Ukrainian Institute of the Future.
AGRITECH UNIT (by UNIT.City)
The competition co-organizer
Agro-innovations platform of first Ukrainian innovation park.