Build digital technology solutions to create new opportunities in the forestry & wood products industry.

The forest economy is vital to New England but the industry has been slow to adopt technology to allow it to stay competitive against other forestry markets. In a region once dependent on paper mills it is clear that we must ask what does a post-paper regional forest economy look like? Where is there opportunity for innovation that will not only be embraced by the industry but also create more value across the industry.

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Prizes

$1,000 in prizes

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Judges

Evan Carlson

Evan Carlson
Do North Coworking

Christine McGowan

Christine McGowan
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Joe Short

Joe Short

Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Bradley Beth

Bradley Beth
Northern Vermont University

Judging Criteria

  • Solution
    Does the project create viable solution to one of the challenges or problem statement? Is the project scalable? Is it likely that the forestry & wood product industry would adopt this technology? What is the business case?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? Does the design consider all the different user groups in the forestry industry? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion:
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • IoT
  • Productivity