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CRDC seeks partners to commercialise novel bio-pesticide with global potential

Blue sky thinking by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the University of Western Sydney has uncovered a promising new plant-based compound for combatting common insect pests in cotton, horticulture and broadacre crops. A rare opportunity now exists for a commercial partner to further develop the early-stage biological pesticide with global market potential. Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 31 July 2022. 

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Bayer Crop Science embraces open innovation

With more than 150 years of research and development under its belt, Bayer Crop Science is taking a collaborative approach when it comes to the future of agriculture. As part of its commitment to driving change and nurturing novel solutions, Bayer has launched three Grants4Ag opportunities, open now and closing 31 July, 2022.  

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Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

Driving the future of farming, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand is a vision HydGene Renewables is set to achieve. The startup’s low-cost sustainable alternative for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage, is now seeking investors to explore alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

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Innovation challenge

AgTech and Logistics Hub’s industry-led approach accelerates innovation

Bridging the gap between industry challenges and problem solvers, the AgTech and Logistics Hub is accelerating Australian agrifood innovation – supporting innovators to fast-track solutions to some of the sector’s biggest challenges. Its Open Innovation Challenge 2 is now open for innovators with solutions to reduce inorganic waste and plastics used in horticulture, and closes on 1 July, 2022. 

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BuggyBix insect-based pet food range, on track to proving a commercial success

Feeding the growing population is one of the most pressing issues being addressed by global agrifood innovation – but it’s not only human nourishment that’s being investigated. Sydney entrepreneur Shaun Eislers has developed a pet food range using insects as the primary protein source, and is now working with AgriFutures growAG. to connect with investors, wholesalers and distributors.

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Predicting harvest timing & yield in intensive cropping

This project is using AI, historical and current season grower data, combined with real-time micro-climate data to create models that predict yield and harvest dates for Treasury Wine Estate winegrapes and Costa group Group berries.
  • Led by

    Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (Food Agility CRC)

  • Start date

    18 Feb 2019

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Cotton

Integrated weed management options for weed control in cotton farming systems

The widespread use of herbicides (particularly glyphosate) has led to the emergence of glyphosate-resistant populations in many weeds of cotton …
  • Led by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2018

  • Research organisations

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

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Blockchain for the Meat Industry: Where and How?

This project aims to explore the use of blockchain technology for the red meat industry. Blockchain technology, which underpins digital …
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Start date

    15 Mar 2018

  • Research organisation

    Griffith University

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Logo for New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI): Farms of the Future opens Expression of Interest (EOI) for agtech supplier catalogue
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New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI): Farms of the Future opens Expression of Interest (EOI) for agtech supplier catalogue

Opportunity for

  • Suppliers of innovative agricultural technology (Agritech), IoT devices and connectivity solutions.
  • Led by

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Express interest by

    Friday 12 August 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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DataFarming - Series A $5m capital raise - investment opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Technology or agricultural investors, agribusiness, VC's or family offices
  • Investors interested in supporting a precision agriculture and satellite data company to build out the product suite and scale globally 
  • Led by

    DataFarming

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Escavox: food supply chain platform $5m cap raise to scale into US market

Opportunity for

  • Tech-savvy investors with experience in the global food supply chain.
  • Investors who can provide advice and support for Escavox to transition from a start-up business model to an operating entity with growing sales in Australia and a footprint in the USA.
  • Led by

    escavox

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking solutions

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

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Alternative protein Dairy Other rural industries

Dairy Australia

  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round, closing 31 August 2022, with processing expansion plans and heavyweight partnerships on the horizon, such as Simplot and Ferrero – set to catapult success.

Tech
2 Aug 2022
5 min read
Ultra-low-cost smart meter ready for farmers and agricultural partners

Ultra-low-cost smart meter ready for farmers and agricultural partners

Australian technology startup, Gasbot has ignited the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, with an ultra-low-cost smart meter that’s giving near real-time visibility of tank storage levels to blue-chip utilities across the globe. Now, Gasbot is seeking partners to inform its development roadmap for the agriculture sector – and put its weather-proof and hack-resistant Agbot to work for every farmer.

Farm
28 Jul 2022
6 min read
The making of great Australian wine

The making of great Australian wine

Wine Australia is charging ahead with innovations to ensure Australia’s viticulture industry continues to thrive, off the back of a challenging period. CEO Dr Martin Cole delves deep into their R&D approach, exciting solutions, like zero alcohol products and how growAG. is helping to enable growth.

Research
7 Jul 2022
22 min listen