Challenge Form For SDG Goals

Title: Digitalization Within The AgriCulture

Case Partner: Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig, Germany


What we are eating has an impact on our health. AgriCulture also provides a magnificent income stream for thousands of people on our planet. Affected by global warming, wars, globalization, and the trend to make the local market stronger, this will all impact farmers’, sellers, consumers, and producers’ financial situation. Understanding all related aspects from an E2E and 360° perspective creates challenges. 

Consumers like to know where their products come from, how they are being maintained, and whether this product fulfills the quality expectations, which is worth the price. And what are the possibilities to let all people participate in creating an impact in let this world sustain and get incentivized for their support and engagement to let it become a rule for everybody in our world in saving resources, protecting the environment, fostering reuse and more.

Problem Statement

Build a dApp that addresses one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Sustainability, Supply chain track records,…support for humanity)

To understand more about it, you can explore here some more details:

What are we looking for? 

  • #Regional Marketing: How can the region’s marketing of products, such as organic meat, be strengthened with digital solutions so that more time remains for the work on the farm? What solutions can support direct sales using blockchain technology, for example? 
  • #Irrigation: Many irrigation systems in fruit growing are operated manually. How can existing systems be supplemented so that, depending on the weather, the fields are irrigated automatically and in a water-saving manner?
  • #Bureaucracy: More and more time has to be spent on bureaucracy and documentation. How can this effort be noticeably reduced?
  • #Quality: Due to severe weather conditions, such as heavy rain, nutrients are leached out of the soil, impacting product quality. How can this effect be counteracted, taking into account weather situations? How can a constant quality be guaranteed and proven?

What’s in for you?

The best 3 solutions will get further scouting and evaluation with the help of Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig, Germany. The potential here is to get the opportunity that your idea may direct get the opportunity to show up to potential end-users to finance the PoC, or to investors out of the Fraunhofer VC network, or get listed on the Fraunhofer Crowdsourcing platform.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft based in Germany, is one of the world’s leading applied research organizations. Prioritizing key future-relevant technologies and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Did solution fit: To what extent does the proposed solution address the problem statement? 
  • Solution Readiness: How ready can the proposed solution go to the market from an idea? 
  • Solution Advantage:
    • Is the solution cost-effective and genuinely innovative?
    • Does it make use of the technologies in a nice manner, and can it potentially generate new IP?  
  • Team profile: 
    • Do the team members possess strong scientific/technical background?
    • Does the team have a good passion and interest in implementing the next stage of the solution, the PoC/MVP? 


{The submission deadline of our Hackathon}