About HACK AgriFood'21 Challenge Lab

This year, the annual hackathon HACK AgriFood will be transformed into the Challenge Labs initiated by the EIT FOOD. It is the leading food innovation initiative in the European Union aiming for a more sustainable, healthier and more reliable food system across the continent.

Individuals from various fields of interest are invited to participate in the Challenge Labs. When the registration ends, all participants will be divided into teams. During creative workshops, teams will seek to offer creative solutions to the challenges posed by the organizers. They will be supported by experienced mentors throughout the event.

Why is it worth to participate?

  • You will have a chance to win a cash prize (the winning team will be awarded a prize of EUR 2,000).
  • During the mentoring sessions, you will gain valuable experience and learn from professionals.
  • You will make new connections with other young innovators from business, academia, industry and other fields.
  • You will be visible to a wide network of international EIT FOOD partners across Europe.
  • The winning team will be presented at the International AgriFood Forum 2021.

Win a cash prize

2 000 €

Eksperts & mentors

Aistė Kubiliūtė

Head of the Marine Environmental Assessment Division of the Environmental Protection Agency
Expert & mentor
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Augustas Alešiūnas

CEO at ART 21
Expert & mentor
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Dr. Ramunė Vanagaitė

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Agrotechnology at University of Applied Sciences
Expert & mentor
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Alina Laukienė

Sales and Marketing Manager at Xplicity
Expert & mentor
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Kęstutis Šetkus

Director at Lithuanian Hydrometeorogical Office
Expert & mentor
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Grigoris Chatzikostas

Vice President of Business Development at FoodScale Hub
Expert & mentor
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Arnas Radzevičius

Head of Agro Precision Technology Division at Agrokoncernas
Expert & mentor
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Ieva Budraitė

Deputy Director at Green Policy Institute
Mentor
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Dr. Nerijus Nika

Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture laboratory of Marine Research Institute at Klaipėda University
Mentor
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Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Mentor
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Edvinas Navickas

Precision Agriculture Product Manager at Dojus Agro
Mentor
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Kristina Leknickaite-Stepulaitiene

Director at FinAgro
Mentor
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Giedrius Leskauskas

Head of Communications at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Mentor
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Valdas Dambrava

Communication expert
Mentor
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Dr. Dalia Karlaitė

Head of Management Department at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Ieva Šūmakarytė

Events and Pre-accelerator Manager at Startup Lithuania
Mentor
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Giedrius Bagušinskas

CEO at the Lithuanian Food Exporters Association (LitMEA)
Expert
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Dr. Justas Gribovskis

CEO at IT Sistemos
Expert
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Sigitas Dimaitis

Director of the Chamber of Agriculture
Expert
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Mantė Šidlauskaitė

CEO at Cogastro
Expert
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Tomas Orlickas

Deputy Director at the National Paying Agency
Expert
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Justinas Katkus

Head of Product Design at Factobotics
Expert
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Vaidas Čiučkys

CEO at Benco
Expert
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Renata Pečiūnaitienė

Marketing specialist at Timac AGRO LT
Mentor
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Eglė Jurienė

Public Relations Officer at European Parliament
Mentor
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Saulius Arelis

Director at Visoriai Information Technology Park
Mentor
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dr. Irma Šileikienė

Head of Information Systems at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Giedrė Kesiūnaitė

Winner of the EIT FOOD EWA program
Mentor
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dr. Inga Kepalienė

Expert of Nutrition & Ecology
Mentor
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Milita Žygytė

Winner of the HACK Digital Sea'21
Mentor
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Aistė Miliūtė-Pranckuvienė

CEO at Birštonas Mineral Water
Expert
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*The list of speakers will be updated.

Agenda

Recruitment


November 14th – Registration of participants is open until the end of this day. If the required number of participants registers earlier, registration may be ended before November 14.

November 14th – Participants of the HACK AgriFood’21 Challenge Labs will be announced.

November 15th-16th – Teamed-up groups of participants perform preparation tasks.

November 17th


9:00 Opening of the HACK AgriFood’21 Challenge Labs

9:10 Presentation: “Hackathon’s Success Story: Alternative Proteins, What Can Be Created?”

Milita Žygytė | Winner of the HACK Digital Sea

9:25 Time for getting to know each other.

9:45 Coffee Break

9:55 Mentoring session

11:20 Presentation: “How to prioritize correctly to meet the challenges?“

Alina Laukienė | Sales and marketing manager at Xplicity

11:35 Discussions in teams

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Creative workshop

16:00 Wrap up of the first day

November 18th


9:00 Opening of the second day

9:05 Presentation: “What solutions to the current challenges are being developed in the market today?“

Augustas Alešiūnas | CEO at ART21

9:20 Validation of ideas with mentors and clients

10:30 Prototyping

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Review of developed prototypes with mentors and clients

14:30 Presentation: “Key principles of the perfect pitch“

Ieva Šūmakarytė | Events and Pre-accelerator manager at Startup Lithuania

14:45 Preparation for pitches

16:15 Presentation of ideas to the jury

17:45 Jury meeting

18:15 Announcement of the results and award ceremony

Registration for the HACK AgriFood’21 Challenge Labs ends in:

000 d. 00 h. 00 m. 00 s.