Congratulations !!! we also submitted our food vision to this challenge, unfortunately we didn't cut it passed the first phase :) see ours at: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/food-system-vision-prize/open-submission/virtual-village-platform we would love to be able to help in any way we can and also very curious to know if it would be possible for us to visit your hydroponic setup. thanks and good luck Soheil Alemansour
Inspiring! "...CEA farmers continue to innovate in the science of agriculture while remaining trapped in linear input/output systems relating to nutrients and energy associated with indoor hydroponic farming."
I see a lot of synergy between your vision and our "virtual-village-platform" vision.
we are striving to create a network of interconnected "Micro-Farms" publicly and privately designed and able to communicate with a central server and through the real-time sharing of all food production data create a platform for various stakeholder (producers, consumers, distributors...) to tap into a view of the food supply chain like never before and break down the limitations that exist within in "linear input/output systems" as you put it in your vision all the while creating new economies and opportunities for financial growth.
I think one of the biggest obstacles on our path to food security, is the increasing social and cultural distance created between farm life and urban life. Thank you for highlighting this issue in your vision and putting forth a plan that empowers everyone in any community. Soheil