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Australian aquaculture is brimming with opportunities

Australia’s fishing and aquaculture sectors are rich with challenges ripe for innovation – and primed with the Fisheries Research Development Corporation’s strategic plan to cast the net wide to harness cross-disciplinary ideas and solve complex problems. 

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Research

The new mindset driving Australian agrifood research

Australian agrifood research is undergoing a renaissance, as industries look further afield to collaborate to address cross-sectoral challenges. By harnessing the visibility which growAG. provides, Research & Development Corporations like Sugar Research Australia and Hort Innovation are shifting gears and entering new territory.

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Commercial opportunity

The good oil: Australian innovation delivers game-changing alternatives to petroleum & palm

An innovative Australian clean tech startup has produced a revolutionary plant oil that replaces petroleum and palm-based oils in industrial uses–and delivers a long list of sustainability and performance benefits. With the support of growAG., GO Resources is seeking investors to bring this cutting-edge product to market.

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Global challenge

Miracle membrane manipulated to measure methane

An “intelligent” membrane that keeps liquids out and can be customised to let specific gases through was designed to reshape the methane-testing procedure for cattle. Instead, its inventors, Meat & Livestock Australia and RMIT University, are now offering its application to a wider market and seeking partners interested in fluid and gas monitoring diagnostic solutions.

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Harvest optimisation technology, a smart move for Australia’s viticulture industry

Aussie Wine Group has developed an innovative infield sorter, that in trials supported by Wine Australia delivered a 50% increase in operational efficiencies for winegrape growers and 97% reduction in matter other than grapes. AWG are seeking investment to scale adoption and drive exports to international markets.  

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Beef cattle

Pathways to carbon neutrality for Australian feedlots

The objectives of this project are to create a booklet that outlines pathways to carbon neutrality for Australian feedlot organisations, …
  • Led by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Start date

    23 Apr 2020

  • Research organisation

    Integrity Ag and Environment

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Multiple industries

Unique plant bio-based super high oleic safflower oil, replacing petroleum and palm oil based products

Opportunity for

Investors to support the company growth ($5M capital raise) to produce fully biodegradable bio-lubricants, transformer oils, cosmeceuticals and food products, this may include:

  • Equity investors interested in exploring co-investment opportunities
  • Joint venture
  • Global manufacturers of petroleum based lubricants
  • Exclusive management of the entire supply chain.

 

  • Led by

    GO Resources

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Multiple industries

National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, creative thinkers, people with technical experience and know how that are interested in developing low-cost and accurate soil carbon measurement technologies
  • Research service providers with experience in soil science and soil carbon measurement capabilities
  • Established, as well as early-stage ideas are welcome
  • Led by

    Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • Express interest by

    Friday 10th December

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
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Multiple industries

Growlab Grains Challenge

Opportunity for

  • Innovators, growers, entrepreneurs and researchers working across the innovation system with solutions for the grains industry
  • Solution providers from adjacent industries, including: mining, biotech (synthetic biology, anti-microbial resistance), data science, circular economy and sustainability
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Acceleration, Innovation challenge

  • Express interest by

    17 December 2021

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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Industries
Alternative protein Dairy Other rural industries

Dairy Australia

  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

myFARMSMART helps manage the ‘what if’ scenarios of farm business

myFARMSMART helps manage the ‘what if’ scenarios of farm business

Founder of agritech forecasting software, myFARMSMART, Lucy Anderton is empowering farmers to take a calculated approach to business and ‘have more fun’. By using integrated science-based algorithms with individual farm data, this predictive tool is helping WA farmers better manage change and increase profitability – and is now seeking investment to scale operations.

Farm
30 Nov 2021
5 min read
‘The time is now’: Key insights from Elders CEO Mark Allison

‘The time is now’: Key insights from Elders CEO Mark Allison

Elders CEO Mark Allison addressed evokeAG. 2020 – just a few short weeks before the world went into lockdown – to talk farming trends and Australian agriculture’s target of building a $100 billion industry by 2030. Now, as the world emerges to the ‘new normal’ and ahead of evokeAG. 2022, Mark reflects on the past 18 months and why he’s excited for the future of Australian agriculture.

Future
2 Nov 2021
6 min read