Food Agility CRC and UNE SRI are partnering to create Australia’s first-ever Agrifood TrainHack.
This two-day datahack will start on November 29, when the train departs Sydney’s Central Station bound for Armidale. The event will continue the day after at the University of New England’s SMART Farm.
TrainHack will bring together experts, entrepreneurs, data scientists and future-facing farmers who will explore data and create value for the future of agriculture. Participants will get access to never-before-combined data sets including weather, production and environmental information.
On track and under pressure, the competing teams will be looking for unique data correlations and build innovative solutions that could help the business of farming be more productive and sustainable. On the table is a $20,000 prize pool and hopefully the birth of an idea that will change the face of Australian agriculture.
The opportunity in joining TrainHack:
Bring together a talented team (of up to 4 members) or individuals to join the TrainHack. If you are a University you can create a team, or if you are an individual you might like to come and join a team or form your own team. A commitment fee of $200 per individual registration covers your travel, accommodation and meals for two days.
Problem Statements for the Agrifood TrainHack 2019
Agrifood TrainHack 2019 participants will be answering these problem statements that have been built around real datasets that will be released on Thursday, November 28 at 6pm.
- How can I automatically predict crop yield and livestock carrying capacity on a paddock by paddock basis?
- How can I detect plant stress and predict crop failure so I can take pre-emptive action?
- How can I trust that the data shows what is actually happening on the farm?
For complete details on the eligibility criteria that govern Agrifood TrainHack please refer to the website.
Terms and Conditions
For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern Agrifood TrainHack please refer to the website.