Mission

Project Mission
The Challenge will focus on creating a more sustainable agricultural sector through the application of cutting-edge satellite and unmanned aircraft technology.

The Challenge problem statement:

The Challenge seeks to engage teams throughout New Zealand to develop a product or service that detects, monitors or measures water or soil pollution using the very latest satellite and unmanned aircraft technology.  

Description

Description

ChristchurchNZ, in partnership with Airbus and MBIE have launched a Challenge for the brightest minds in New Zealand to solve one of the world’s biggest issues, using emerging unmanned aircraft (UA) and space data technology. 

Applicants will design and build a cutting-edge product or service using space and UA technology to enable sustainable water and soil management in the agritech sector.

Up to 20 applicants will be accepted, and invited into a virtual incubator programme with access to Airbus data and technology, mentorship from tech and agri specialists and the use of testing solutions and guidance from Airways.

The Challenge will culminate in a national demo and pitch event in Christchurch in October 2019, with the winning team receiving a cash prize of $30,000. 

For more information about the NZ Aerospace Challenge, go to NZAerospaceChallenge.com

PLEASE NOTE:  WHILE GENERAL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS PUBLIC, MEMBERSHIP OF THIS PROJECT IS ONLY OPEN TO THE NZ AEROSPACE CHALLENGE VIRTUAL INCUBATOR PARTICIPANTS (MAY-SEPT 2019).  

Success metrics

Success Metrics

Incubator Programme

Up to 20 applicants or teams will be invited into an incubator programme in Christchurch with access to Airbus data and expertise, mentorship from

National Demo and Pitch Event

The Challenge will culminate in a national demo and pitch event in Christchurch in October 2019, with the winning team receiving a cash prize of $30

Real World Solutions

The outcomes of this competition will have real-world applications to some of the most pressing issues facing the agricultural sector, as well as

Startups

We anticipate that some of the top projects may progress into start-up and commercial ventures.

Needs

  • Sponsors and Collaborators
  • Judges
  • Mentors
  • Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Licensed Operators with applicant teams
  • Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Licensed Hardware to collaborate with applicant teams
  • Industry Specialists
  • Sample local multispectral and hyperspectral data

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Team Announcements

The NZAC Virtual Incubator participating teams have been announced.  See the media release

Challenge Judges for Incubator Proposals

The period for applying for the Challenge Incubator Programme has now passed.  We are currently in the process of evaluating the applicat

Posted 2 months ago by emeline

Reminder: Deadline for Application to participate in the NZ Aerospace Challenge Virtual Incubator Programme is due April 30 at 5pm NZST

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this pioneering programme.  We are gathering together space and agri specialists and organizatio

Posted 2 months ago by admin

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