About HACK AgriFood'22 Challenge Lab

HACK AgriFood is coming back with an innotavive concept of the Challenge Lab, initiated by 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 best performing teams will be invited to participate in the European Challenge Lab.

Win a cash prize

2 000 €

Eksperts & mentors

Dr. Ramunė Vanagaitė

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

Sales and Marketing Manager at Xplicity
Expert & mentor
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Ieva Budraitė

Deputy Director at Green Policy Institute
Mentor
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Aurelijus Beleckis

CEO at Elinta Robotics
Mentor
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Dr. Rasa Melnikienė

Director at Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. Institute of Economics and Rural Development
Mentorė
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Dr. Dalia Karlaitė

Head of Management Department at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Irina Koscelkovskienė

Food Technologies Lecturer at Kaunas College
Mentor
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Dr. Antoni Kozič

Lecturer at Faculty of Informatics and Electronics at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Lukas Špakauskas

Sales and marketing director at Divaks
Mentor
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Andrius Uoka

CEO at Terra Lammato
Mentor
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Mindaugas Kuklierius

CEO at Agrorasa
Mentor
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Robertas Kurkėnas

CEO at Agrorasa
Mentor
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Dr. Karolis Gedvilas

Vice-Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences at Vytautas Magnus University
Mentor
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Dr. Edita Bagdonaitė

Chief officer of R&D&I Programmes and International Cooperation Department at MITA
Mentor
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Rūta Katkevičienė

Journalist at LRT
Mentor
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Inga Juozapavičiūtė

Director of Entrepreneurship Department at Enterprise Lithuania
Mentor
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Dr. Artūras Jakubavičius

Head of Innovation support services department at Lithuanian Innovation Centre
Mentor
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Dr. Eglė Butkevičienė

Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kaunas Techology University
Mentor
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Virginija Lukšienė

CEO at EkoAgros
Mentor
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Jokūbas Drazdas

CEO at Acrux Cyber Services
Mentor
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Aida Matulevičiūtė-Čepukaitė

Owner at HBH Vilnius, member of the Council of the Association of Lithuanian Restaurant Chefs and Confectioners
Mentor
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Elmantas Pocevičius

CEO at Švenčionių vaistažolės
Mentor
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Aistė Miliūtė-Pranckuvienė

CEO at Birštonas Mineral Water
Expert
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Augustas Alešiūnas

Founder of ART21
Expert & Speaker
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Giedrius Bagušinskas

CEO at the Lithuanian Food Exporters Association (LitMEA)
Expert
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Grigoris Chatzikostas

Vice President of Business Development at FoodScale Hub
Expert
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Dr. Justas Gribovskis

CEO at IT Sistemos
Expert
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Arnas Radzevičius

Head of Agro Precision Technology Division at Agrokoncernas
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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Aistė Kubiliūtė

Head of the Marine Environmental Assessment Division of the Environmental Protection Agency
Expert
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Kęstutis Šetkus

Director at Lithuanian Hydrometeorogical Office
Expert
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*The list of mentors will be updated.

Agenda

Recruitment


April 30th – Registration of participants is open until the end of this day. If the required number of participants registers earlier, registration may be ended before April 14.

May 1st – Participants of the HACK AgriFood’22 Challenge Labs will be announced.

May 2nd – May 3rd – Teamed-up groups of participants perform preparation tasks.

May 4th


9:00 Opening of the HACK AgriFood’22 Challenge Lab

9:10 Presentation: “Key Challenges of Today’s AgriFood Sector”

9:25 Time for getting to know each other

9:55 Coffee Break

10:00 Workshop: Non-technological Robotics Challenges in AgriFood

13:00 Lunch

13:30 Creative workshop

16:30 Wrap up of the first day

May 5th


9:00 Opening of the second day

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

9:20 Validation of ideas with mentors and clients

10:45 Prototyping

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Review of developed prototypes with mentors and clients

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

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’22 Challenge Labs ends in:

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