Semi-finalists Get Mentoring Support

July 2021

Cisco Agri Challenge (CAC) contestants shared notes and exchanged ideas on cutting edge innovations in agriculture with leading researchers of Wageningen University & Research(WUR), Netherlands. During these interactions, the startup teams discussed specific technical problems with some of the leading researchers in the field of soil testing, satellite imagery, agri-automation,among many others, and received  valuable feedback to improve their solutions. In addition to technical inputs, the mentors also offered assistance by providing resources and connections with other relevant experts in the domain Some notable researchers from WUR who are involved in this activity are Dr Aneesh Chauhan, Dr Cor Wattel, Dr Corne Kempenaar, Prof Elke Westra, Prof Jaclyn Bolt, Dr Jan Verhagen, Prof Peter Van Der Heijden, and Dr Sander Janssen.

Wageningen University & Research is a public university in Wageningen, Netherlands, specializing in technical and engineering subjects and an important center for life sciences and agricultural research. It was rated as World’s No.1 university in Agriculture by QS Top University Rankings in 2020.