DLG.prototype.club 2023

WITH DATA TO MORE YIELD!

THE OFFICIAL DLG AGRITECHNICA SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CONTEST IN SMART AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

AGRITECHNICA, Hanover
12. - 18. November 2023

2023/11/12 09:00:00

Turn your AgTech ideas into prototypes

„Make or buy?“ is one of the central innovation questions. What are the hurdles to innovation in agricultural & rural technology? How can these be turned into opportunities?

Innovative digital talents and startups will develop working prototypes for industry challenges in a 14-day developer sprint before and during AGRITECHNICA 2023. The team with the best solution receives a follow-up order.

Professional hackathon as a virtual startup competition with physical ``live coding``
► Win follow-up contracts or 5,000€ in prize money!

► Become a new service provider or employee!

THAT IS IN IT FOR STARTUPS

Some impressions

At EuroTier/ EnergyDecentral 2022 startups and talents pitched their solutions for the challenges given by TransnetBW and Fraunhofer IGD. We also hosted the I/O Agri Tech Forum with a panel discussion on today's digital implementation of the agricultural transition.

THE CHALLENGES

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Challenges from DLG.prototype.club 2022 at EuroTier/ EnergyDecentral

Transnet BW

TransnetBW challenge – Energy System 2050

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 16.

In the Energy System 2050, the demand for flexibility will increase strongly because generation will be largely from renewables and thus volatile and not controllable. This requires a controllable electricity demand that can follow the supply.

Goal

The main goal of the challenge is the identification and evaluation of possible business cases for the provision of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services by private e-cars owners, i.e.

under which conditions (economic, technical constraints) private citizens are assumed to be willing to offer this flexibility service to the grid, and which incentives should be put in place in order to mobilize such flexibility potential. In addition, an assessment of a trade-off between the cost of participation to V2G on the one side and need for alternative flexibility options (e.g. stationary batteries, grid reinforcement) on the other side should be analyzed.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on-demand flexibility and the development of new flexibility products. TransnetBW is looking for new service providers and employees. Provide a running prototype plus a budget plan for a first follow-up contract worth 20.000€ or prize money worth 5.000€! So this is a call for an offer in the first place!!

TransnetBW challenge – Energy System 2050

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 16.

In the Energy System 2050, the demand for flexibility will increase strongly because generation will be largely from renewables and thus volatile and not controllable. This requires a controllable electricity demand that can follow the supply.

Goal

The main goal of the challenge is the identification and evaluation of possible business cases for the provision of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services by private e-cars owners, i.e. under which conditions (economic, technical constraints) private citizens are assumed to be willing to offer this flexibility service to the grid, and which incentives should be put in place in order to mobilize such flexibility potential. In addition, an assessment of a trade-off between the cost of participation to V2G on the one side and need for alternative flexibility options (e.g. stationary batteries, grid reinforcement) on the other side should be analyzed.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on-demand flexibility and the development of new flexibility products. TransnetBW is looking for new service providers and employees. Provide a running prototype plus a budget plan for a first follow-up contract worth 20.000€ or prize money worth 5.000€! So this is a call for an offer in the first place!!

Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer challenge – Optimize daylight harvesting systems

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 17.

Since irregularities occur due to various work in the barn, we want to install an animal welfare-friendly daylight harvesting monitoring system in a chicken barn through Computer Vision. Daylight harvesting systems use daylight to offset the amount of electric lighting needed to properly light a space, in order to reduce energy consumption. This is accomplished using lighting control systems that can dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability.

Goal

On the basis of computer vision, the potential for optimal use of daylight is to be determined. For this purpose, the participants will receive data from the Fraunhofer Institute at the virtual kickoff.

Background

Due to the natural rather dim environment, the eye of the poultry has adapted. Daylight that is pleasant for humans is often too bright and discomforting for poultry. On the other hand, the birds can see less well at night, so a barn that is too dark leads to poor orientation and thus less feed and water intake. Therefore, it is important to have a lighting programme that optimally fulfils animal welfare needs. The lighting programme can influence movement activity, feeding behaviour and feather pecking. Sufficient lighting and light promote health and encourage the broilers to grow healthily. Ideally, the barn has sufficiently large windows because it is not always possible to give the animals free access. Then it is good if sufficient daylight enters the barn.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on the development of new daylight harvesting systems. Win a follow-up contract based on your prototype and 100-days-MVP-concept!

Fraunhofer challenge – Optimize daylight harvesting systems

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 17.

Since irregularities occur due to various work in the barn, we want to install an animal welfare-friendly daylight harvesting monitoring system in a chicken barn through Computer Vision. Daylight harvesting systems use daylight to offset the amount of electric lighting needed to properly light a space, in order to reduce energy consumption. This is accomplished using lighting control systems that can dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability.

Goal

On the basis of computer vision, the potential for optimal use of daylight is to be determined. For this purpose, the participants will receive data from the Fraunhofer Institute at the virtual kickoff.

Background

Due to the natural rather dim environment, the eye of the poultry has adapted. Daylight that is pleasant for humans is often too bright and discomforting for poultry. On the other hand, the birds can see less well at night, so a barn that is too dark leads to poor orientation and thus less feed and water intake. Therefore, it is important to have a lighting programme that optimally fulfils animal welfare needs. The lighting programme can influence movement activity, feeding behaviour and feather pecking. Sufficient lighting and light promote health and encourage the broilers to grow healthily. Ideally, the barn has sufficiently large windows because it is not always possible to give the animals free access. Then it is good if sufficient daylight enters the barn.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on the development of new daylight harvesting systems. Win a follow-up contract based on your prototype and 100-days-MVP-concept!

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATION?

You are a company or a startup and want to stay in touch, e.g. participation or challenge definition?
Let us know and we’ll get back to you asap!


THAT'S HOW IT WORKS

We identify and match selected startups and talents to solve specific challenges identified by companies from the agricultural technology sector.

Registration deadline: Nov 03

After completing the rapid prototyping phase of 7 days, the teams will present their fully functional prototype during the Agritechnica trade fair 2023 (also possible virtually)

The winning teams have the chance to win follow-up contracts by the challenge-setting companies

You can still apply free of charge after Nov 03, but your working time will be shortened then: Finals will be from Nov 14 to 17

BECOME A CHALLENGE OWNER

THAT'S HOW IT WORKS

We identify and match selected startups and talents to solve specific challenges identified by companies from the agricultural technology sector.

Registration deadline: Nov 03

After completing the rapid prototyping phase of 7 days, the teams will present their fully functional prototype during the Agritechnica trade fair 2023 (also possible virtually)

The winning teams have the chance to win follow-up contracts by the challenge-setting companies

You can still apply free of charge after Nov 03, but your working time will be shortened then: Finals will be from Nov 14 to 17

BECOME A CHALLENGE OWNER

YOUR BENEFITS

Qualification

Use prototype.club as the new form of tendering. It is the best due diligence for new service providers and investors as well as CVCs!

Speed

Go from idea to MVP in just a few weeks and create real change. Watch how your ideas become reality.

Reach

prototype.club is the network for talents and innovative companies. Become a part of it and benefit from our reach to network effectively.

Visibility

Produce something great and talk about it. We offer visibility in the startup and developer ecosystem. Show that you are innovation-friendly and open to new ways of working attitude.

Innovation

In times of digital transformation, new technologies are becoming increasingly important. We help you to test new business areas through prototypes.