We are looking for seed sized sensor solutions that monitor soil properties relevant for seed germination and early growth.
Join this challenge, plant an environmentally friendly SeedSensor, and start data driven yield optimization when seeds hit the ground.
Combine your knowhow with our expertise in the area of Crop Science. Have the chance to win 40.000€.
Submission deadline June 18th, 2020
Build a seed sized sensor solution that monitors relevant soil properties for seed germination and growth. To be of practical use, SeedSensors need to be environmentally friendly, easy to use, and small.
Today data driven field management starts the moment plants emerge. Why not earlier? Why is it so hard to sense below the surface? Soil sensors have a couple of disadvantages. They require a dedicated effort to plant and return data of just one spot. How to overcome this limitation? Make them small so that they fit in planters, are planted without additional effort, and distribute many of these sensors over the field. A mesh of sensors will provide a good overview of the soil properties close to every seed.
Your SeedSensor solution should cover following aspects:
The applications submitted by the entrants / entrant teams should cover these features as far as available. We are also interested in innovative partial solutions.
Please use our online submission form and include title, a detailed description of your proposed solution and a high level plausible project plan. We expect carefully thought through projects rather than ideas. We are also interested in innovative partial solutions.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Bayer Grants4Tech team, and six finalist teams will be selected to take part in the competition and the finalist event. The selection decision is made at the entire discretion of Bayer without any obligation to explain. We will inform all participants of our decision.
We will be in regular exchange with with the finalists to follow your development.
All 6 finalists will be invited to present their solution at an event in October. Costs for travel, accommodation and transport will be covered by Sponsor. Details of the finalist event and award ceremony will be given in due time. To learn more about the specific timeline download our factsheet here.