Viva Technology Challenge 2019 for disruptive Tech Startups in Africa

Application Deadline: September 1st 2018

How AI can help generate a self-sustaining growth in the AgriTech industry?

BRIEF

Today, the African Agriculture industry is facing challenges such as :

  •  the impact and consequences of climat on local agriculture areas
  • the optimisation of limited ressources, weather natural, energy and/or living beings
  • the financing of local initiatives

AI in agriculture represents a collection of multiple technologies able to to help prediction and monitoring functions. Combined with existing systems and human resources, these technologies can help answer those key challenges.

Expectations:

VIVA is looking for AI based technologies, product or services that would:

  • help predict and monitor climatic impacts (using data and predictive schemes…) and/or assets
  • integrate with existing systems and infrastructures, including in limited connectivity areas
  • integrate with existing systems and infrastructures, without needing a significant investment
  • take into account the collaboration between employees and AI, especially regarding skills needed to use/assess/develop the technology
  • support the financement of local initiatives
  • generate a self-running growth engine for AgriTech in Africa

Many key AI applications can be considered for this challenge.

For instance – Connected Machines, IoT Monitoring, Big Data, Remote sensors, Image recognition, Soil & Assets analysis, Weather forecast, Micro-finance solution

SELECTION CRITERIA

GEOGRAPHIC AREA
For this challenge we will consider only:
  • Startups from operating in Africa
MATURITY CRITERIA
Only startups can participate in this challenge, meaning:
  • Innovative solution or serviceLess than 5 years of existenceEarly-stage // Seed-stage company

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format:
  • Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) MAX 10 Megabyte – You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video
  • Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) – MAX 10 Megabytes

REWARDS

  • First prize: One exhibition stand for your startup at Vivatech 2019, in Paris
  • Second prize: Pitching slot for your startup at Vivatech 2019, in Paris
  • Third prize: Two Vivatech 2019 tickets for your team

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Viva Technology Challenge 2019

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