Wanted: Digital Service Partner for AI and ML solutions in high-tech greenhouses or indoor farms

Challenge info

Dagen Uur Minuten

Deadline: 16 maart 2020
Status: Deadline verlopen
Prijzen(geld): Pilot max. €25.000,- + Network & Expertise

Share challenge

Pilot max. €25.000,- + Network & Expertise

deadline verlopen

To further optimize the core processes of our greenhouse & indoor farming customers, we are looking to amplify our domain knowledge and unique environmental control with state-of-the-art digital services including algorithm based solutions. You can think of topics like yield prediction, pest/disease warning and detection, labor optimization and automated control. Around these topics there is still a lot of knowledge to gain around digital plant profiling. We are looking for optimal ways to achieve this with the help of (for example) vision techniques, phenotyping and digital crop registrations. 


Current data gathering:

  • Manual input – Crop registration data (length of the plant etc)
  • Registrated with scanner - labor data
  • Climate computer with connected sensors - indoor/outdoor climate, water, energy.

We are looking for solutions in high-tech greenhouses or indoor farms (without daylight). Currently most facilities don’t make use of camera’s, because it is quite expensive and in cases impractical.


What are we looking for?
Working prototypes, algorithms with or without machine vision and sensoring techniques, to meet the needs described in the challenge description.

What are we not looking for?
Ideas and non functioning prototypes.

What is in it for me?

  • Access to the worlds largest greenhouse customer base
  • Cooperation with our teams to bring a joint proposition towards the market including financing of these projects
  • Possibility to join our platform and have access to cloud connected customers
  • Maximum of EUR 25k funding per qualified startup



  • Formed a legal entity
  • Be able to demonstrate a working prototype
  • Demonstrated the concept with beta customers
  • Scalable concept

Your submission (max 6 pages / 18 slides)

  • Clear indication of what you have done (actually achieved) versus what it could become
  • Concrete description of the concept
  • Describe how you validated the concept
  • Describe what effort it would take to go to the next stage of your prototype and what do you need from us
  • Introduction to the team

Do you have remaining questions? Ask them on the Discussion page.


  • 20th January 2020: Launch challenge
  • Monday 16th March 2020 17:00: Deadline challenge
  • Thursday 2nd April 2020: Announcement selected pitchers and wildcards for Matchmaking Event
  • Thursday 16 April 2020: Matchmaking Event & live-pitch/meet-up

Do you have remaining questions? Ask them on the Discussion page.

Frank Korf 11-02-2020reageer
Hi - is there a (sample) dataset available to help in development of an algorithm?

Phil by Priva 24-02-2020reageer
Dear Frank, Thanks for your question. In the case you will be selected, then there will be a sample dataset. Best regards, Teus Jan

BILL CHOI 06-03-2020reageer
Can I apply from Korea ?

Phil by Priva 06-03-2020reageer
absolutely !

BILL CHOI 13-03-2020reageer
Thanks. but the address is only for Belgium and Netherlands when I try to enter the information.

Phil by Priva 13-03-2020reageer
Hi Bill, You can select the Netherlands and put your actual country as an extra in the city field for now. We'll be expanding the country list shortly. Best, Steven - HortiHeroes

Log in of Registreer om je vraag te stellen.

amazing responses - but we're down to two companies we're interested in talking to further!

25 maart 2020

Well - what can we say?
Really impressed with all the applications - so THANK YOU for taking the time - we're really honoured in your interest and passion!

We have to really focus on companies where we see the strongest likelihood of testing with BETA clients in the next 6 months, and especially now with Corona, our focus is even more important as so many of our clients are doing all they can to keep things running as they should (so we can only ask a little of their time for new projects)

We'll be in touch with all of you with our initial response - if it's a GO/NOGO very soon...
Even if it's a nogo - that may change in the future, you never know!
Thanks again everyone

The Team at Phil (by Priva)
De deadline is verstreken. Je kunt geen pitch meer uploaden.

Andere challenges

Alle Challenges

Mis nooit een challenge!