Students from surrounding rural areas to visit the tertiary institution. Aim: plant the seed of tertiary education and also allow them to start thinking about agriculture from an R&D perspective - encouraging them to see their future in agriculture as not sitting on the tractor but rather inventing programs to drive the machinery for them. The day will conclude with a coding session (promoting STEM in regional areas).
Challenge set and teams (with representatives of each interest group) are given 48 hours to create a solution. Best team pitch will win a cash prize and the opportunity to further their idea through targeted networking opportunities and incubators. Bringing together farmers, software and web developers, agribusiness professionals, mental health experts and academics from Charles Sturt University, sessions will be facilitated by Commonwealth Bank’s innovation experts. Beginning at 9:00 am 6th April through to 3:00 pm 7th April 2017.
The Agrihack Innovation Harvest will finish with a pitch to our board of judges and supporters. Anyone is welcome to come along and see what ideas and solutions our teams come up with. The winning teams will take home a cash prize and will have the opportunity to develop their idea further. Pitches will commence at 1:00pm 7th April @CSU Convention Centre.