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AI-based agritech solutions sought in Vivatech 2019 Challenge

Vivatech and AfricArena are calling for African early-stage startups with artificial intelligence (AI) based agritech solutions to apply to the Vivatech 2019 Challenge.

Applications for the challenge will close on 1 September.

In order to be considered, applicants must have AI-based tech, products or services that include, among others: image recognition, soil and assets analysis, big data, remote sensors and connected machines .

Entries of the Vivatech 2019 Challenge are set to close on 1 September

The winner will get the chance to exhibit at French tech summit Vivatech 2019 in Paris. The second and third placed startups will get a pitching slot and two tickets to the summit.

The challenge organisers are looking for solutions that will:

  • Help predict and monitor climatic impacts by using data and predictive schemes.
  • Integrate with existing systems and infrastructures — including in limited connectivity areas — without needing a significant investment.
  • Take into account the collaboration between employees and AI, especially regarding skills needed to use, assess and develop the technology.
  • Support financing of local initiatives
  • Generate a self-running growth engine for agritech in Africa.

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