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22/03/2022 - 08:45


BioPaavo and Kasvu Open, in cooperation with Valtra Inc., are opening a Hackathon that aims to find solutions that can provide added value to the end customer from the data generated by the working machines, hence contributing to digitalization, knowledge-based management, real-time data-based decision-making and profitability of sustainable food production and primary production in the food chain. Hackathon aims to highlight the potential of advanced algorithmics and software development to utilize the data generated by working machines and to develop new applications that improve end-user’s situational awareness.

Valtra Inc. is the leading manufacturer and service provider for agricultural tractors in the Nordic countries. Valtra tractors are known for their ease of use, versatility and durability. Tractors designed for individual needs are used by precision farmers using new technologies, agricultural contractors and professionals using more traditional mechanical machines.

Hackathon is open to all interested parties: companies, research institutes, educational organizations and students, as well as other actors. Your team can be made up of representatives of your organization, or you can form a team that crosses organizational boundaries for this very challenge!

Submit your application describing briefly your idea and team by Sunday 6 February 2022 at the latest. The preliminary proposal must describe the solution in its main dimensions, as well as an assessment of its feasibility and the partners and resources needed for commercializing it.

The ideas and teams selected for the follow-up will be published on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

The Kick-Off event will be held as online event on Wednesday 16 February 2022, when the participating teams will meet each other and representatives of the sponsoring company. At the kick-off event, Valtra will share with the participating teams more about the assignment and make available to the participating teams sample data on the basis of which solutions can be tested and refined.

Hackathon Days are organized on 22-23 March 2022. On Wednesday 23 March 2022 at the end of the day the winner team(s) will be selected. You can participate in the Hackathon event either in BioPaavo in Saarijärvi or via online tools.

Welcome to solve the challenge!

Sign up: Webropol form 

More detailed application guidelines and rules for participation here.

For more information:

Ms. Annimari Lehtomäki, Senior Specialist, BioPaavo:, tel. +358 50 464 2563

Mr. Aapo Aijasaho, Product Marketing Manager, Valtra Inc.:

Mr. Mikko Lehikoinen, Vice President, Marketing, Valtra Inc.: