Farm of the Future Agri Ideation Day in Bandon, Co Cork
The AgTechUCD Team were in West Cork on October 26th, at the 'Farm Zero C' venue in Shinagh Estates, for the Farm of the Future Agri Ideation Day.
AgTechUCD, in collaboration with the Ludgate Hub and AgriTech Ireland delivered an Agri Ideation event attended by over 80 from the farming community, ag industry professionals, researchers, and students. Through a facilitated event with mini workshops, the participants were be put into 10 teams and given a challenge per team on an issue facing the agricultural sector and over the day they worked on possible solutions, narrowing it down to 1 solution per team. Each team delivered their solution in a pitch format to a Judging Panel, who chose one overall winning pitch.
Thank you to our Judging Panel:
Enda Buckley - Director of Sustainability, The Carbery Group
Bernadette O'Brien - Research Scientist, Teagasc
Hazel Peavoy - Strategic Partnership Manager, The Walton Institute
Prof. Joseph Walsh - Professorand Head of the School of STEM, MTU
Donal Whelton - Head of Agribusiness, AIB
The winning team's innovative solution was called 'Safety Smart' which included the use of a number of sensors throughout a farm to detect hazardous areas in need of more attention. The solution was addressing the challenge of Farm Safety and Farm Accidents.
THANK YOU to our sponsors: AIB, MTU, AgTechUCD, The Ludgate Hub and Agritech Ireland. And a Special THANK YOU to Gavin Hunt and Enda Buckley at the 'Farm Zero C' for sponsoring the venue and to Drinagh Agri who sponsored the delicious catering throughout the day.
About 'Farm Zero C' 'Farm Zero C':
Farm Zero C is a collaboration between Carbery, BiOrbic and others to create a climate-neutral, economically-viable dairy farm. The project takes a holistic approach, combining a range of technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the productivity and resilience of the farm. Read More here: https://www.carbery.com/sustainability/farm-zero-c/
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IDEATION is a great way of addressing a company's internal or external challenges, it unites the team on a decision or solution making process. And it can be a fun couple of days making it happen.
If you are interested in running an Ideation Event for your team/company, contact the AgTechUCD Team to discuss.