Under The High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic of Sudan
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First Step Towards A Bright Future

1ST INTER-REGIONAL SMART AGRICULTURE FORUM
24-26 September 2018 Khartoum, Republic of Sudan

FOR SMART AGRICULTURE OR SMART FARMING
Scope

The "IoT4Sag Award" is launched within the scope of the "Interregional Smart Agriculture Forum" I.S.A.F to be held in Khartoum-Sudan during the period 24-26 September 2018.

Goals
Encouraging innovation and creativity in the field of IoT dedicated to the Agriculture development as the ultimate sustainable solution for the food security achievement Establishing links and connections between all stakeholders in the ecosystem to find the suitable scenarios for the way forward
IOT4SAg Award target
Whom "IOT4SAg Award" is for?

The "IoT4SAg Award" is open for Companies and Startups from Arab and African countries working in the field of IoT & Agriculture and developing applications and solutions through the innovation and flexibility provided by the IoT technologies and who are looking for the opportunity to:

Showcase and commercialize their innovative and creative IoT based solutions and services on a large scale regionally and internationally Meet interregional stakeholders (from Arab and African countries) in the agriculture and Technology fields to learn more about the local and specific needs
Network directly with peers and target customers and potential partners at the regional and international levels
The Jury
The jury (Selection committee) is composed of International experts in the IoT and Agriculture fields Confidentiality of non-selected projects is guaranteed
Evaluation Criteria

The Selection Committee will be looking for the most innovative and creative IoT projects, applications or solutions that are most valuable or beneficial for users in the Agriculture field belonging to Arab and African Countries. The entries will be scored 1-10 (10 being the highest) in these 5 areas to be shortlisted:

Innovation and creativity

The submission must be innovative and original; it must have a significant difference from other initiatives and projects.

User value and Business Transformation

The project, application or solution must satisfy the needs of its users/farmers and enables them to enhance their services and to conduct their business efficiently, securely, profitably, productivity, etc

Scalability

The jury members will evaluate to what extent the project may be adapted to other contexts and other countries

Delivery and Business growth

For this criterion, the jury members will evaluate the ability of the companies or startups in seeing their projects through to the end and their contribution to the growth of the ecosystem in the agricultural field.

Impact on the Sustainable Agriculture Development

The jury members will evaluate the impact of the project/submission on Agriculture Sustainability in the Arab and African countries within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (2030).

Project pitch

Shortlisted Companies and startups will be invited to attend the "Interregional Smart Agriculture Forum" I.S.A.F to pitch their projects to the jury members and to a decision makers and high-level experts from the two regions. Final decision will be taken after this step.

Winner's benefits

Winners in the "IoT4SAg Award" will be provided by many benefits. It will widely publicize the profile of the winners (startups or individuals) and their product and services or projects: Within websites' home pages, PR announcements, dedicated emailing, interview opportunities with media partners and social media channels.

Award Ceremony

The winners will be announced in front of the full audience of the "Interregional Smart Agriculture Forum" I.S.A.F during a special Award ceremony.

Timeline
07 May 2018
Launching the Award
31 August 2018
Submission deadline
07 September 2018
Winners annoucement
24-26 Septmeber 2018
Project Pitch and Award Ceremony