Pro Romanian Food Association – APAR is very pleased to invite you to participate in RO AgriFood Hacking – HAR 2020, an interactive hackathon designed to help the agri-food sector find digital solutions to the problems related to the COVID-19 crisis.
To meet these challenges, APAR has joined a consortium of over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector, participating in the SmartAgriHubs project, under the Horizon 2020-RUR-2018-1 instrument.
The overall aim of the project is to digitize European agriculture by promoting an ecosystem of agricultural innovation dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.
On national level, within this project, APAR as a Digital Innovation Hub, will organize the first hackathon in Romania – RO AgriFood Hacking – HAR 2020 dedicated to the agri-food sector, between 13-15.11.2020, online, on ZOOM. The main objective is to generate immediate innovative digital solutions to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and to use potential opportunities to combat the impact of the pandemic on the agri-food sector.
At RO AgriFood Hacking – HAR 2020 are invited to enroll students, freelancers, software designers, programmers, startups, project managers, passionate about hackathon events, coming from various areas of activity that will be organized in maximum 15 teams of 2-5 people with complementary skills and knowledge.
The jury composed of representatives of the authorities, the university academic environment and experts in the field will select the best 3 digital solutions of 3 teams to be rewarded with prizes worth € 1000 each, for the implementation of the winning solutions and mentoring during the next 6 months for the development and implementation of the 3 winning projects!
APAR proposes for the hackathon 5 topics of major interest:
TOPIC 1. Digital tools for the innovative use of quality agri-food products (short supply chain, quality schemes, etc.).
TOPIC 2. Ensuring blockchain in securing information related to the traceability of quality agri-food products.
TOPIC 3. Digital solutions to combat unfair practices on dual quality of agri-food products, increase data transparency and consumer confidence in products.
TOPIC 4. Innovative digital tools for the use of IoT and satellite imagery in order to reduce the administrative costs of the process of assessing agricultural production, the damage caused to farmers by natural disasters.
TOPIC 5. Digital solutions for the management of civil dialogue in the agri-food sector.
If you are interested in participating in the hackathon, you can register until November 10, 2020, by accessing Sign up now – HAR2020.
If you want to know more information, you can contact us:
Asociația pentru Promovarea Alimentului Românesc –APAR-Str. I.C. Brătianu nr. 97 A, Mogoșoaia, Ilfov
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