Norfolk County is collaborating with Spark Lincoln and the Town of Lincoln to on the first AgriTech Hackathon.
The goal of this initiative is have businesses, education, technology, and communities to take part in solving issues affecting the modern agricultural sector. This will be completed through the use of technology and participation, which in turn will contribute to economic growth and advancement in a bright and innovative future.
The teams participating in the competition will be from across the Province of Ontario and Canada. These teams will work to find the best solutions to agricultural and climate issues submitted by local experts and will compete for cash prizes and business exposure.
Who are we looking for?
- Individuals with knowledge, skills or an interest in: hardware & software engineering, computer science, agriculture, horticulture or ecotourism.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event that fosters innovation and collaboration with the goal of expanding technology development. Current challenges in the agricultural industry are identified and tech solutions are proposed. Multiple teams will be asked to find probable solutions to a series of given challenges for the agriculture and eco- tourism sectors.
The AgriTech Hackathon is designed to not only help solve problems, but enable a connection and conversation between our rural and urban communities.
The event takes place Oct 18 to 20 at the Beamsville Secondary School. Register by Oct 15.