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  • 1. TamNông+ (Agriculture 2.0) 1
  • 2. Who are we? We are a group of 10 people from technology, agriculture, agribusiness, and event backgrounds that are interested in bringing agriculture to the next level with technology and innovation. We have the support of the company, Startup.vn, which will be our representative, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Ho Chi Minh city, which is our organizing partner. We are currently seeking more partners or advisors who are interested in merging agriculture and technology. 2
  • 3. Project plan and timeline: • April to July: Agriculture research - Our team will research agriculture and technology in Vietnam in several categories including, but not limited to: application of technology in agriculture in Vietnam and abroad, current problems in agriculture in Vietnam and abroad, potential technology solutions for agriculture in Vietnam and abroad • July to August: release research in form of videos, blog posts, and documentation • July to September: secure sponsors, finalize venue, and event format • September to November: run the operations • November to December: link groups, teams, and products to incubation opportunities 3
  • 4. Project Objectives: • Increase the use of information and technology into the agriculture industry. • Expose developers to a new industry: agriculture. 4
  • 5. Project Justification: Agriculture accounts for over 20% of Vietnam's GDP. It accounts 60 to 70% of the labor force of Vietnam. IT is also a huge growing industry in Vietnam. It accounts for more than 17-20% of Vietnam's GDP and continues to impact the future of Vietnam's economy. IT also connects Vietnam to the globe. This combination has garnered the attention of multiple organizations across Vietnam from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the World Bank, companies, and other non- profits. It is clear that the need and interest is there. We believe that this project will be a strong connector between two of Vietnam's most promising and important industries. 5
  • 6. Success Indicators: • 15 projects that result from the project that actually make it into the incubation stage (with 15 backup projects) • Produce 5 videos, 10 blog posts, and documentation that are viewed by thousands of interested parties and stakeholders. • Introduce engineers to a new industry that they are not familiar with. Engineers who exist more in the consumer tech space, down to the ground of agriculture where they can create innovations. • Create an information platform and community for people to come together and improve agriculture. • Linking “early adopters”, in the form of agriculture firms, distribution companies, and farms, with agriculture technology made in Vietnam 6
  • 7. Target audience: • Farmers • Agriculture companies • Organizations interested in improving or innovating agriculture • Engineers (hardware and software) • Business people interested in agriculture 7
  • 8. Project methodology: • We will research about the real problems that agriculture is currently facing and produce potential technology solutions that can be implemented. • We will run a large one-month long hackathon that will run for one month, based on our research and suggestions. • Projects resulting from the hackathon will be connected to universities, incubators, accelerators, investors, and strategic investment companies to grow the projects further. 8
  • 9. Project Value For Farmers: - Solve problems that farmers currently face - Bring positive benefits that increase value, quality and supply - Reduce waste and unnecessary investment For the society: - Create a platform for people to create a collaborate for agriculture of Vietnam - Bring up the quality and agriculture and engineering ecosystem of Vietnam. Using technology in agriculture. For engineers: - Bring new theories and ideas For the entire project: - Encourage the use of technology in agriculture - Encourage the idea that agriculture is one of the strongest industries and can grow considerably with the use of technology, which will effect quality, production, etc. 9
  • 10. Potential Partners: We have already contacted several of the potential partners and advisors in this list. Some have expressed a keen interest and support for our project. We will involve more potential partners after this proposal has been circulated. Government Organizations: Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Association of Agriculture Universities: Dai Hoc Can Tho, Dai Hoc An Giang, Dai Hoc Quoc Gia, Dai Hoc Quoc Te, Dai Hoc Tu Nhien, Dai Hoc Nong Lam, Agriculture and Supply Chain Companies: Masan, Kinh Do, Trung Nguyen, TH Milk, Highlands, La Vie, etc. Technology Companies: Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, etc. We will provide a full Partner Proposal in July, depending on the level of interest and commitment of each potential partner. 10
  • 11. Contact Us Do Anh-Minh, project lead minh@startup.vn 11

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