Improve Life Challenge: Hack The Farm

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University of Guelph


Do you have what it takes to solve a real world problem?

The Improve Life Challenge is focusing on the agricultural and food industry in this current climate of change.

The agricultural and food industry is changing with aging demographics, shifting rules and regulations, advancements in technology, and pressure for sustainable business practices, to name a few of the industry's most wicked challenges.  We're all facing these challenges together and looking for solutions.  Enter, the Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm where we intend to bring community, industry, and academia together to explore these challenges and possible solutions.

The Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm is a one day immersive experience where interdisciplinary student teams will work together with community partners to tackle real problems and come up with possible solutions.  At the end of the day, student teams will present their solution in a pitch-style competition.

Why take part?

As a student:
Build your resume. Challenge yourself to make a difference. Within your teams, you will propose sustainable solutions to real world problems. This is an incredible opportunity to gain practical skills and discover your own ingenuity.

Connect with like-minded people. Not only will you gain valuable experience working in teams, you will also meet and connect with people with similar interests and goals. 

Become a leader. This isn’t a course. Each team is required to independently manage their project and must conquer all of the challenges that arise along the way.

​WIN PRIZES. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student teams will take home monetary prizes of up to $1600!

Application deadline January 31, 2020 @ 11:59pm

More information and how to apply can be found here.