To improve food resilience at home and abroad, the 物联网.ATL亚博挑战 will select six solutions to tackle this issue via 物联网. 创业公司 are encouraged to collaborate to provide one complete and innovative AgTech solution. The selected startups will get access to a 20-foot shipping container along the Atlanta Beltline to pilot their AgTech over the course of 12-months as part of Atlanta's 示范项目 program.
"欧宝平台注册's 示范项目 provides startups with opportunities for proof of concept, which can be helpful in a critical stage of a startup's life cycle,“博士说. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of 欧宝平台注册. "Engaging the next generation of agricultural technology startups in the 物联网.ATL亚博挑战 gives entrepreneurs the chance to test and validate their technologies over 12 months in a real-life urban setting. Our partnerships with entrepreneurs have the potential to not only improve our city's health, 环境, 和经济, 还能改变世界."
From seed production to farming to food processing, agriculture technology (AgTech) is fast-becoming an answer to growing global food shortages. By 2050 the projected food demand will increase anywhere between 59 to 98 percent.
亚特兰大大都会商会 and 亚特兰大 are developing partnerships with community-based organizations to ensure the fresh produce grown in the 物联网.ATL亚博挑战 pilot is received by those needing it the most.
"As Atlanta goes through tremendous growth, we want equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do,辛西娅·库里说。, Director of 物联网 for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “物联网的目标.ATL亚博挑战 is to unearth new, viable food resilience solutions for our city and other cities as they scale."
Duluth-based agricultural equipment manufacturer, AGCO will provide the shipping containers, and through their Fuse smart farming platform, AGCO will we collaborate and exchange ideas with AgTech startups.
“现在比以往任何时候都更重要, it is critical that we develop an accessible, 公平的, and resilient local food system for One Atlanta,阿莫·奈克说, 亚特兰大 Chief Resilience Officer. "We are excited that AgTech has been selected as the first challenge of the Living Labs program and look forward to seeing how innovation and technology will maximize the efficacy of urban agriculture - all while raising awareness of these critical issues on the Atlanta Beltline."
In addition to test space along the Atlanta Beltline, winning startups will receive mentorship and guidance from the Atlanta civic, corporate and technology community during the pilot.
应用对物联网开放.ATL亚博挑战 and will remain open until November 2. Interested candidates residing outside of Atlanta are encouraged to 应用在这里.