Vivatech 2019 Challenge

How AI can help generate a self-sustaining growth in the AgriTech industry?

Challenge is closed



Today, the African Agriculture industry is facing challenges such as : 

>> the impact and consequences of climat on local agriculture areas

>> the optimisation of limited ressources, weather natural, energy and/or living beings

>> the financing of local initiatives 

AI in agriculture represents a collection of multiple technologies able to to help prediction and monitoring functions. Combined with existing systems and human resources, these technologies can help answer those key challenges. 



We are looking for AI based technologies, product or services that would: 

>> help predict and monitor climatic impacts (using data and predictive schemes…) and/or assets

>> integrate with existing systems and infrastructures, including in limited connectivity areas

>> integrate with existing systems and infrastructures, without needing a significant investment

>> take into account the collaboration between employees and AI, especially regarding skills needed to use/assess/develop the technology

>> support the financement of local initiatives

>> generate a self-running growth engine for AgriTech in Africa



Many key AI applications can be considered for this challenge.

For instance - Connected Machines, IoT Monitoring, Big Data, Remote sensors, Image recognition, Soil & Assets analysis, Weather forecast, Micro-finance solutions...


About Vivatech

VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It takes place at Porte de Versailles, Paris on 16–18 May 2019. VivaTech breaks down the traditional barriers between grassroots innovators and global leaders. For the third year running, our Labs concept puts startups and established companies in the same room for themed, high-energy open innovation. VivaTech is also a unique opportunity to preview the future by experiencing new products and demos such as autonomous vehicles, connected factories and shopping experiences.



One exhibition stand for your startup at Vivatech 2019, in Paris 


Pitching slot for your startup at Vivatech 2019, in Paris


Two Vivatech 2019 tickets for your team

Selection Criteria


For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from operating in Africa


Only startups can participate in this challenge, meaning:

Innovative solution or service

Less than 5 years of existence

Early-stage // Seed-stage company


Required format:

Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) MAX 50 Megabyte – You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes