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 will the winner get?
– $10 000 prize. – Expertise support. – Potential pilot launch with a partner (if applicable).
Stages and timeline
November 27, 2017 – February 10, 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 11, 2018 – February 16, 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 19, 2018. At the final event in Kiev the jury chooses the best team, which will receive the support and get the main prize!
AGRITECH CHALLENGE 2018
What solutions are we looking for
Find out the selection criteria below
We are looking for smartphones-based solutions that can be useful to farmers from all over the world (of course, in Ukraine also).
If you create innovative solutions in the agritech industry – we will be also glad to see your application!
General factors which we will pay attention to when choosing a winner
Solutions must be in some way related to agro industry
Projects and ideas, which can solve the problems of farmers around the world.
Possibility of global scaling
The solution must have a tangible financial and social impact with a potential to launch in different countries and world regions.
Clear monetization model
The prototype should have clear mechanisms for monetization for economic feasibility.
Mobile solutions (smartphone-based)
The solution should be easy to work on mobile devices.
Readiness to implement the project in life
The project team should have the opportunity to quickly prototype the solution within the pilot project.
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.