Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Global second place and the most popular team on Instagram at the ERICSSON INNOVATION AWARDS 2020

Congratulations Team Elzian Agro, the team from the Software Engineering Teaching Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya for being awarded global second place and the most popular team on Instagram at the ERICSSON INNOVATION AWARDS 2020!

1st Place - EUR 25,000: Queensland University – Australia

2nd Place - EUR 15,000: University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka

3rd Place - EUR 5,000: Stanford University – USA

Instagram Award – EUR 2000: University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka

 

Team members:

Mihindu Ranasinghe

Zina Youhan

Pankajan Satkunam

Sanjula Karunarathna

Project idea:

The increase in population requires food production and productivity to increase simultaneously, however, pest and disease have made for challenging conditions. The Elzian Agro team is developing an early prediction platform that monitors both weather patterns and the spread of pests. This will enable easier identification of potential threats and alert farmers to take timely precautions.

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