NAK TechLab helped corporations and agrostartups to collaborate. Teams presented their developments in the online space.
NAK TechLab launched by the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture and Design Terminal focuses on the digital modernization of the Hungarian agriculture, its major goal is to find solution to real problems in the market. Eight teams, three members of the jury, one host and hundreds of viewers joined apart from each other, at the same time on online platforms to be part of the ending ceremony, Hungary’s first Virtual Demo Day.
The audience and the jury could hear about a digital apple moth trap (SMAPP), how to reduce the stress load of poultry (Led Lighting) and controlled tests for crop (Growberry). One of the teams would want to evolve digital farming and decision-making (Agrodat), the other would emphasize the importance of digital imaging and image processing (Gostech). Grain sampling drone (Alzagro), high controlling of livestock yard (Okosfarm) and an imaging system for the swine industry (PigBrother) were also presented by the innovators.
Balázs Győrffy, president of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture, Veronika Pistyur, CEO of Bridge Budapest and András Moldován, owner and CEO of AnimalSoft asked questions as members of the jury. At the end of the show SMAPP was the startup that collected most of the live stream viewers’ votes.
The corporate partners of the program were Axiál Kft., Tesco-Globál Zrt., Vodafone Magyarország Zrt., KITE Zrt., Bonafarm Group, Hungrana Kft. and Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Management Zrt. Collaborations between the startups and corporations have started, and it all helps the new businesses to step into the market, so technologies could be widely known. After the unique Demo Day the NAK TechLab program won’t shut down. Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture and Design Terminal still welcomes the application of startups and corporations ready to innovate.