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The Harvesting Innovations Hackathon is designed to find new ideas and technologies to help farmers in rural India deal with climate change.

The hackathon is jointly organized by the GIZ India (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH), Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) Connecting Dreams Foundation (CDF) under the Indo-German Development Cooperation project 'Climate Adaptation, Resilience and Climate Finance in Rural India (CAFRI II), commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Hack2Skill is the Innovation & Platform Partner for this hackathon.

The hackathon will focus on finding solutions to problems like unpredictable weather patterns, rising temperatures, erratic rainfall, technology gaps, inefficient irrigation practices, and water resource management. The goal is to find solutions that can be used by smallholder farmers in rural India to improve their livelihoods and make their communities more resilient to climate change. 

  • The Hackathon invites individuals or groups with pioneering concepts to aid rural Indian farmers in confronting climate change and its accompanying adversities.
  • Participants can submit their proposals digitally, and the most promising concepts will undergo further development.
  • This event will be held in India, and the victorious solutions will be deployed across rural communities nationwide.

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Residents of India, above 18 years of age can apply.
  2. Students from Indian universities/academic institutions.
  3. Startups, Non-profit Organizations, Social Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives.
  4. Farmers Producer Organizations/Companies (FPO/ FPCs) & Agriculture practitioners.
  5. Development professionals, and Research institutions.
  6.  Innovators, Agripreneurs, and Individuals.

Innovations at the following stages can apply:

  • Ideation stage
  • Prototype/ Pilot stage

 


Themes

Climate risk and Inefficiencies in agriculture value-chain

We invite you to embark on a collaborative journey of addressing climate risk and inefficiencies in the agriculture value chain through your multi-faceted approach involving technological innovation, policy support, and international collaboration.

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Technological solutions for sustainable crop yield

We invite innovative minds to present their ideas and advancements in AgriTech that drive sustainable crop production, optimizing the use of space, water, and labor with technologies like robotics, big data, AI, and more, for efficient, precise, and eco-friendly farming.

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Advancing Gender-Inclusive Climate Resilient Agriculture

We welcome a revolutionary approach to address systemic barriers, provide equity and recognition to empower women in agriculture through innovative, climate-smart solutions through technological Integration.

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Addressing water scarcity and inaccessibility

We are seeking your paradigm shifting solution in addressing water scarcity, inaccessibility and inefficiency due to irrational patterns of agriculture practices, large scale pollution of freshwater, rapid urbanization, global warming and climate change.

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Climate risk and Inefficiencies in agriculture value-chain

We invite you to embark on a collaborative journey of addressing climate risk and inefficiencies in the agriculture value chain through your multi-faceted approach involving technological innovation, policy support, and international collaboration.

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Technological solutions for sustainable crop yield

We invite innovative minds to present their ideas and advancements in AgriTech that drive sustainable crop production, optimizing the use of space, water, and labor with technologies like robotics, big data, AI, and more, for efficient, precise, and eco-friendly farming.

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Advancing Gender-Inclusive Climate Resilient Agriculture

We welcome a revolutionary approach to address systemic barriers, provide equity and recognition to empower women in agriculture through innovative, climate-smart solutions through technological Integration.

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Addressing water scarcity and inaccessibility

We are seeking your paradigm shifting solution in addressing water scarcity, inaccessibility and inefficiency due to irrational patterns of agriculture practices, large scale pollution of freshwater, rapid urbanization, global warming and climate change.

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Jury & Mentors

Pankaj Saran

President

EMPI Institutions
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Dr. Sapna Narula

Professor & Dean

Nalanda University
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Dr. Ramesh Mittal

Director

CCS NIAM
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Dr. Bhakti Devi

Founder & CEO

Jal Smruti
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Yashveer Singh

Co-Founder

Ashoka Young Changemakers
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Uday Wankawala

CEO

Atal Innovation Centre - RMP
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Rajive Gulati

Former Head

United Nations Technology Innovation Labs
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Biswajit Roy Chowdhury

Founder Chairperson

SAIARD
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Prof. Moni Madaswamy

Director

National Informatics Center
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Pankaj Saran

President

EMPI Institutions
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Dr. Sapna Narula

Professor & Dean

Nalanda University
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Dr. Ramesh Mittal

Director

CCS NIAM
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Dr. Bhakti Devi

Founder & CEO

Jal Smruti
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Yashveer Singh

Co-Founder

Ashoka Young Changemakers
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Uday Wankawala

CEO

Atal Innovation Centre - RMP
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Rajive Gulati

Former Head

United Nations Technology Innovation Labs
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Biswajit Roy Chowdhury

Founder Chairperson

SAIARD
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Prof. Moni Madaswamy

Director

National Informatics Center
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Schedule

Thu Feb 08 2024 (Coordinated Universal Time)
11:00
Registrations Open
Thu Feb 08 2024 04:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
10:00
Launch of Harvesting Innovations Hackathon
Wed Mar 06 2024 06:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
12:00
Registrations End Date
Sat Mar 09 2024 18:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
00:00
Application Screening Starts
Thu Mar 14 2024 18:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
00:00
Application Screening Ends
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
Social and Political Alignment
Mon Mar 25 2024 06:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
12:00
Shortlisted Teams invited for Online Interaction with Jury Panel
Sat Mar 30 2024 06:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
12:00
Announcement of Finalists
Fri Apr 05 2024 09:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
15:00
Startup On boarding and Acceleration Process

*Timeline is subject to change/tentative


Benefits

  • Secure exclusive mentorship from industry experts and explore Incubation opportunities to take your innovation to the next level.
  • Showcase your solution on national and international platforms, gaining visibility with industry leaders and potential investors.
  • Attract media attention with press features, spotlighting your team's innovation and success.
  • Connect with industry stalwarts at top-tier networking events, opening doors to potential collaborators and sponsors.
  • Enhance your skills at specialized workshops focusing on the latest in technology and industry trends.
  • Receive personalized certificates celebrating your team's excellence and innovative contributions to the hackathon.
  • Access premium APIs and tools for free, enriching your project with resources from our tech partners.
  • Discover collaboration and funding opportunities with FPOs or sponsors ready to support and invest in your project's future.
  • Get featured Hackathon Hall of Fame with community recognition as a beacon of innovative solutions.
  • Secure exclusive mentorship from industry experts and explore Incubation opportunities to take your innovation to the next level.
  • Showcase your solution on national and international platforms, gaining visibility with industry leaders and potential investors.
  • Attract media attention with press features, spotlighting your team's innovation and success.
  • Connect with industry stalwarts at top-tier networking events, opening doors to potential collaborators and sponsors.
  • Enhance your skills at specialized workshops focusing on the latest in technology and industry trends.
  • Receive personalized certificates celebrating your team's excellence and innovative contributions to the hackathon.
  • Access premium APIs and tools for free, enriching your project with resources from our tech partners.
  • Discover collaboration and funding opportunities with FPOs or sponsors ready to support and invest in your project's future.
  • Get featured Hackathon Hall of Fame with community recognition as a beacon of innovative solutions.

Partners

Host Partners

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Co-Host Partners

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Incubation Partners

Platform Partners

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Ecosystem Partners


Frequently Asked Questions

Harvesting Innovations Hackathon is open to the College Students, technologist, freelancers and startup in agri business , professional developer community , NGO / CBO, Corporates , Government Department, academic research institutions ,

The entry should be functional for review by the judges. (preferably yes)

Yes, participants are required to submit a prototype.

The organizing team will approve and confirm your participation. Shortlisted teams will receive a confirmation email and it will reflect on the user dashboard.

Yes, all team members can login from their account and submit application.

Yes, the project offers a certificate after the hackathon, the project doesn't reward any cash in hand, refer to the benefits section.

Yes, the registration form asks for government Id and registration documents (in the case of a company / institutions /FPO) along with the written proposal.

No, there is no fixed team size, ensure the registration of all the participants in a team while submitting the registration form. Multiple entries from a team/participant are not allowed. Only the latest entry would be considered valid.

Each Entry must be original, of the Participant or Participant’s teams own creation, and newly written during the Hackathon and must not have been entered in any other competition or program similar to the Hackathon. “Newly written” means that Participants cannot in any way copy software code that already privately exists, and submit it as part of an Entry. Entries may be subject to a due diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with these Terms.

Indian nationals are eligible, any individual above 18 years, any institution/ organization/ corporate registered in India can apply by filing the registration form with the necessary documents.

Indian nationals are eligible, any individual above ... years, any institution/ organization/ corporate registered in India can apply by filing the registration form with the necessary documents.

The hackathon provides understated benefits to the participants. 1. Secure exclusive mentorship from industry experts and explore Incubation opportunities to take your innovation to the next level. 2. Showcase your solution on national and international platforms, gaining visibility with industry leaders and potential investors. 3. Attract media attention with press features, spotlighting your team's innovation and success. 4. Enhance your skills at specialized workshops focusing on the latest in technology and industry trends. 5. Receive personalized certificates celebrating your team's excellence and innovative contributions to the hackathon. 6. Access premium APIs and tools for free, enriching your project with resources from our tech partners. 7. Discover collaboration and funding opportunities with FPOs or sponsors ready to support and invest in your project's future.

The registration link is open from 29 January 2024 to 20 February 2024, please refer to the schedule section.

1. Develop climate-resilient solutions for smallholder farmers: Utilize agroecology and emerging technologies to tackle context-specific challenges 2. Pilot & refine solutions with farmer involvement: Collaborate with local partners to test solutions on the ground, gather data, and refine them based on feedback. 3. Scale up proven solutions through partnerships: Showcase successful solutions, build collaborations with government and private sector, and create community-driven adoption models. 4. Empower communities for long-term ownership: Equip community members with skills and knowledge, involve them in co-creating solutions, and gradually transfer ownership for self-sustainability. 5. Advocate for supportive policies and investments: Use data and success stories to influence policy changes, secure funding, and integrate effective solutions into existing government programs.

An Expert panel will review the idea from the developing to final stages.

The hackathon has been sponsored by GIZ.

The ideation stage of a proposal is the initial phase where you brainstorm, generate, and refine ideas for your project or solution. It's the crucial first step where you move from problem recognition to exploring potential solutions. A tangible, scaled-down representation of the core features and functionalities of a proposed solution. It can be physical, digital, or a combination of both.

Contact Us

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Write to us at- hih2024@connecting-dreams.org

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