studentsSmartAg 2015 will bring together leading figures working across multiple smart technology disciplines, including the next generation of Smart tech students.

Providing up and coming smart tech students with a platform to showcase their work, SmartAg 2015 will hold a student poster competition and is urging students studying or researching within any discipline involved in the development of smart technology to participate.

The competition will enable students to demonstrate their work to an interested audience, including taking a delegate place at the conference to hear some of the world’s leading ‘smart tech’ speakers.

During the Conference, the SmartAg 2015 committee will evaluate all posters in terms of research originality, content and potential impact of their study on UK Agriculture and Horticulture. The student with the winning poster will be awarded a £500 travel bursary to attend any international science symposium.

Student Poster criteria – Submission

To submit a poster the following criteria should be met:

  • To be eligible to take part you must be a current student at any UK or international institution studying a PhD or MSc
  • Applications to take part in the Poster Competition must be made by 28 August
  • Participants must have pre-booked a place and must be in attendance on the day
  • Posters should be about your own research work and should be focused on how this work could benefit/be applied by the agriculture or horticulture industries
  • A 250 word abstract on your research must be submitted to AHDB (smartag@ahdb.org.uk) no later than 28 August 2015, along with a PDF copy of your final poster
  • Posters should include your name, ‘title’ of your work and any relevant partner logos
  • All posters should be A0 in size, portrait layout and professionally printed
  • Participants must bring their poster with them and have put it in place by 9.00am on 8th September 2015
  • Students should be prepared to stand by their poster during breaks and during the lunchtime networking session
  • Posters must be attached to the boards with Velcro only. No pins or staples to be used. Velcro will be provided on the day but to make the process quicker you may wish to attach this in advance.
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