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Challenge Brings 2019: 42 new ideas to advance the agri-food sector, forestry and rural development using open database

03 june 2019

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The first phase of the challenge Aporta 2019. On 23 may was the deadline for the participating teams presented their ideas for improving the efficiency of the food industry, forestry and rural development. Now they are valued by a jury composed of experts.

42 original ideas seek to move to end

During 6 weeks - from 9 april to 23 may - participants have been presenting its proposals for the first phase of the challenge. In this first phase, it was only necessary to provide a detailed description of an original idea, which used at least one set of data generated by public administrations, national or international and published under license.

The result has been 42 nominations of high quality, the work of individual citizens (45 per cent of the proposals) and multidisciplinary teams (55 per cent of the proposals) that had launched its creative in seeking innovative solutions to the challenge. Although the majority of the proposals come from Spain, have also been kits from Austria or the united kingdom.

The solutions put forward are a great variety. There are many ways to boost efficiency in the agri-food sector, forestry and rural areas, since improving the management of crops, to promote the active population in rural areas. We know very well the participants in the challenge and had proposed solutions to optimize irrigation, reduce energy consumption, floods, boost rural tourism or promote entrepreneurship in rural areas, especially in the areas which were facing a demographic challenge. In addition, many of the solutions combine data opened with new technologies such as artificial intelligence, laser scanners (LIDAR), the use of drones or blockchain.

The 38 per cent of the proposals being submitted by women or equipment that have any women among its members. While more and more women involved in the world of data, this shows that there is still work to be done to achieve real equality.

A jury for finalists

All proposals received will be looked at by a jury, composed of representatives of various associations and bodies:

  • Aleida warden, Ministry of Territorial policy and Public service.
  • Salvador Luis Soriano, ministry of industry, commerce and tourism.
  • Maite Ambrós, ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food.
  • José Ignacio Sánchez, Red.es .
  • Rosa Gallardo, university of Córdoba.
  • Antonio Ibáñez, Junta in castile and León.
  • José Nuño, Spanish federation of municipalities and provinces.
  • José Luis Miguel de Diego, coordinator of Farmers and pastoralists.
  • Martín Álvarez, World Wide Web Consortium.
  • Paula Sánchez, an association of electronics, information technology, telecommunications and Digital content.
  • Olga Quirós, Multisectoral Partnership.


Each member of the jury assigned a value from 0 to 10 points to each of the proposals received. Aspects to value will be the relevance or originality of the idea, the quality and clarity, the feasibility and its impact, both economic and social council, as we try to promote improvements in the quality of life of women and/or young people in rural areas.

10 finalists will struggle to €4,000 prize

Following assessment, 10 proposals will move to the second phase, which will begin during the month of july.

In this second phase the finalist teams will have to develop a prototype, which may be a simulation, visualization, video and multimedia solution. The deadline to submit the prototype will be four months. The Challenge Aporta will culminate in the Meeting Aporta .

All finalists will have to stand back your proposal to the jury, which designate the three winners receive €4,000, while the second and third finalist will receive €3,000 to 2,000.

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