Agritecture Workshop is an interactive design workshop that matches professionals into three small teams. Those teams then develop a concept urban or vertical farm for a pre-selected site in LA. Participants will benefit from a crash course in hydroponics, aquaponics, vertical farming, economics of urban agriculture, and mentorship throughout the workshop!
At the conclusion of the workshop, an audience will gather on April 1st at 4:00pm at Perkins+Will's office for the presentation and networking session. Workshop teams will present their concept farms to the audience and to a panel of judges, who will select the winning team. A networking session will follow to conclude the event.
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The 2017 AVF Award
The 2016 AVF Award was a huge success. 300+ student lead teams from around the world applied to participate. The teams had to take their project through 5 milestones, which narrowed the field to 28 teams from 24 different countries.
The one-minute videos the teams made resulted in 50,000 views and a lot of positive publicity. We are hopeful that we can do even better in 2017.
The 2017 AVF Award is now in jeopardy. Unless we are able to secure more sponsors for a consortium of sponsors, or one headline sponsor, we will be unable to continue this important work. Please contact us if you feel that your company may be in a position to carry forward this important endeavor.
There are lots of reasons to get excited about it, including the award culminating in the 2017 AVF Summit. More announcements about the Summit coming soon.
Also, please feel free to watch the webinar we held for potential sponsorship opportunities earlier in December here.
Food in Emergencies
A Global Impact Challenge
Brought to you by World Food Programme & Singularity University
What moonshot innovation would you develop using exponential technology to provide sustainable access to local and nutritious food in emergencies?
Design a low-cost, scalable solution that enables severely marginalized people to support their (five-member, on average) household food and nutrition needs in a sustainable manner that lowers their dependence on aid.
Who We’re Looking For
We’re looking for innovators from all walks of life with proven grit and experience.
You’re an ideal candidate if you:
• An accomplished entrepreneur, technologist, scientist, or change agent
• Have a background in or a passion for solving household food production in a disaster context
• Already considering how to leverage exponential technologies to create positive impact in the world
• Committed to the long-term journey of launching an impact-focused startup
Deadline for submission is March 13th 2017
For more info click here.
Get in touch with the organizers by sending an email to:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a part of #whatsnext in Food & Ag at TFF’s Global Summit in Amsterdam
A mash-up of the best parts of SXSW, WEF and Burning Man, the
TFF Global Summit
is THE place for the world’s current and future
food and ag innovators to come together, learn and explore
#whatsnext. Hear from leading innovators and inspiring thought
leaders from a variety of fields, watch breakthrough startup pitches
from young entrepreneurs from around the world, and experience
firsthand the creative power and impact of the next generation over
two days brimming with first-class content and memorable
Make sure to get your Blind Bird tickets
before prices go up April 1st!
For more info on speakers and the program, head to TFF’s website
Rather than simply providing their clients with state-of-the-art hardware, the primary aim of Hortilux is to maximise their client’s business. Hortilux tailor made grow light solutions create the optimum balance of light intensity, energy consumption and crop growth, resulting in the highest possible yield per m2.
We know that the need for highly qualified professionals, smart interns and volunteers with heart and soul is high in the vertical farming business. Finding the right people for your positions is a challenge and we would like to assist you in offering you both, the platform on our website and this newsletter to reach out to experienced professionals and future experts.
Since your demand might change very quickly, we encourage you to mail us your job ad and keep us updated on whether you filled the position. Stephane Razzon (email@example.com) is your contact in this regard. If you’re interested in new opportunities in the industry then take a look at our careers page.
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