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A Farmer's Journey of Agriculture 4.0

#Agriculture4.0 #SmartFarming #PrecisionFarming

A broad digitization of agricultural enterprises and their value chains holds great potential for economic efficiency, environmental protection, and transparency. But what has prevented widespread implementation so far? Work together with the RWZ on the question: How can we help agricultural enterprises and make it possible for them to move into digital agriculture?

  • ✅ Challenge completed
  • 🏁 Winner
    Congrats to Agracheck und SmartSoil!
  • 🏆  Rewards
    15,000 € prize pool in the overall DE 4.0 project + invitation to the Federal Chancellery + promotion of further implementation + chance for further cooperation with RWZ
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Qualification phase: 09. November 2020 - 25. January 2021

From this day on you will have the opportunity to choose a use case and develop new ideas and approaches around that given case and the guiding questions. You can either work together in teams or develop new innovations on your own.
You have until January 25, 2021 23:59 to submit your first ideas and approaches in form of our submission template via the ekipa platform.

Please make sure that the participation is only possible via the landing page of the use case. There you can find the submission template and upload it directly.

In order to provide you with the best possible support in finding ideas, we offer continuous Design Thinking Workshops throughout the qualification phase, in which you will be supported and coached by selected innovation experts from the Lufthansa Group.

Following the dates of our digital workshops:

Do. 26. November 2020 // 14:00 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr MEZ

Di. 8. Dezember 2020 // 17:00 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr MEZ

Mo. 21. Dezember 2020 // 14:00 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr MEZ

Do. 7. Januar 2021 // 17:00 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr MEZ

Di. 12. Januar 2021 // 14:00 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr MEZ


Calling the Finalists: Early February 2021

Here the best teams will be announced, which will enter the elaboration phase and thus also the final of the DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge. Two teams per use case will enter the elaboration phase.


Bootcamp: February 12th 2021

At the beginning of the elaboration phase, the final teams are invited to a digital bootcamp where they can further develop their ideas and approaches together with representatives from politics, business and science, receive new input and ask questions in order to gain a deeper insight into the problem and potential solutions. For the best possible experience and the greatest added value, the Bootcamp combines networking sessions between all parties, different workshops on specific topics and coaching sessions between the final teams, the representatives of each use case & company and the innovation coaches of the Lufthansa Group. 

Elaboration phase: 13.02.2021 – 31.03.2021

Mit Hilfe des Inputs aus dem Bootcamp und dem neuen Wissen, welches ihr euch bis dPreparation phase: February 13th,2021 – March 31st, 2021

With the help of the input from the bootcamp and the new knowledge you have acquired up to then, you can now further develop and improve your idea. Not only the feedback of the experts will help you, but also the sparring during the whole elaboration phase with the Lufthansa Innovation Coaches and representatives of our corporate partners. The goal of the elaboration phase is to work out your solution for the final event, but also for the following publication. Thus, you will not have to expect a great deal of additional work for the publication.

Closing event April 05th, 2021

The challenge is concluded with the final event. On this day, the finalists will pitch their solutions in front of a jury of high-ranking representatives from business, science, and politics.

Various stages are available for this purpose, on which the final teams compete against each other before selected juries.

In addition to the pitches the event will also feature keynote speeches by innovation experts and a panel discussion. Also the winners of the challenge will be selected and honored on this day. In contrast to the qualification phase, there will not be one winner per use case, but the six winning teams of the entire challenge will be selected and awarded with 2.500€ prize money each.


To put the results into a social context and to stimulate a discourse in politics, economy, and society we will publish the results of all final teams in a large publication. The winning teams of the challenge will be highlighted once again with their solutions.

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