Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Aisha MehboobPNECUndergraduateFourthrjjaisha@gmail.com
2Tayyeba RafaqatPNECUndergraduateFourthtayyeba.rafaqat@gmail.com
3Wajid AliPNECUndergraduateFourthwajidmajokah14@gmail.com
4Arsalan TalibPNECUndergraduateFourtharsalan1011@outlook.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Finance Expert, Agriculture Experties,

Idea Details

Idea Name: Plant Lab
Slogan: Lets grow healthy
Startup Domain: Agriculture
Abstract:
    Aim of the project is the development of fully automated hydroponics system in which fresh and healthy crops will be grown under controlled and monitored environment with high yield off a small area.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Agriculture in Pakistan lacks technological adaptation and is behind in production rate. Agriculture GDP share has dropped from 46%-21% in 1960-2015. Poor soil fertility, unpredictable climate, rapid urbanization, water crisis, etc. are threatening food production in conventional soil based farming.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The benefactors are those who are the end consumers of hydroponics crops, farm produce and those who benefit from the business value chain of the agriculture industry. Agriculture holds 44% of employment.
How will the solution works
    We aim to develop automated hydroponic system using Ebb & Flow technique. Nutrient solution is periodically pumped to the plant roots and then drained back. pH and EC level of hydroponics solution, temperature, light intensity and moisture level is monitored and controlled in a closed system called greenhouse. The sensing network, data acquisition and the decision making are done by TIVA and data logging by Raspberry-Pi through CAN Bus protocol. The parameters to be controlled will be monitored.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Hydroponics is quite new technology in Pakistan. Few setups are using imported technology which is costly and less automated, thus minimizing the competition. Indirect competitor includes local agriculture sector and farmers. We are providing locally produced cheap and automated hydroponics system.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (1120)