Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in smartag4.0?

SmartAg4.0 is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an Ohio college or university. Students can be from any major or area of study. 

What is the theme for Smartag4.0 2018?

SmartAg4.0 2018 will focus on the dairy industry. 
Why Dairy? The dairy industry contributes over $2.3 billion dollars annually to Ohio and generates over 14,000 jobs. However, a decrease in milk consumption across the country have caused prices to plummet, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of farmers across the state. How can technology help save this industry? It can take just one revolutionary idea to change an entire industry overnight, just look at Uber or Airbnb. And who better to help solve this national issue than students from Ohio's top universites?

Do I have to register with my team?

No, participants can either register as a "free agent" or as a team. If you have a friend you would like to be in a group with, you can indidate that on your registration. Teams will be finalized at the actual event and are not final as-of registration.

What do i need to bring to the event?

All event participants are encouraged to come to the event with an idea and a laptop or smart device. From there, we take care of the rest! You're learn everything you need to know about your pitch to our judges at the event.