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New weather app to add four dimensions to forecasting

Well-known TV weather presenter and meteorologist Jane Bunn found most apps use only one weather model for forecasting, meaning if that model was “having a bad day” so could you or your business. Jane’s Weather places four models in one app to counter this problem, and with the help of AgriFutures growAG. is now seeking up to $750,000 equity investment from angel, corporate and institutional investors.

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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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Innovative vanilla dome ready for investors to scale Australian production

An Australian IT entrepreneur has created a turnkey greenhouse solution that makes commercial vanilla production a reality outside of the tropics. Now, Australian Vanilla Plantations is seeking investors to scale production of its innovative proprietary geodesic Vanilla Dome, and grow Australia’s share of the lucrative vanilla market. Expressions of Interest close Friday, 30 September 2022.

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Agritech leader, DataFarming launches Series A $5m cap raise

Big data has been spoken about as the next big thing in precision agriculture for years, but uptake has often been limited. DataFarming’s Tim Neale believes enough people and investment are now coming to the sector to turn that around. And with the launch of DataFarming’s Series A $5million capital raise, the future is looking bright. 

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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.
  • Funded by

    Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (Food Agility CRC)

  • Project date

    18 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2021

  • 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 …
  • Funded by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2019

  • 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 …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    15 Mar 2018 - 3 Jun 2019

  • Research organisation

    Griffith University

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Logo for Yarta: a central platform reimagining physical commodity trading, financing and hedging in Australia and North America - Investment opportunity
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Yarta: a central platform reimagining physical commodity trading, financing and hedging in Australia and North America - Investment opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Yarta is seeking an investment round of $1m sourced from strategic angel and venture capital investors to support the scaling of technology for Yarta platform and hardware in grains and livestock sectors in Australia and North America (Canada, US, and Mexico)
  • Investors who are interested in robotics, artificial intelligence, trading, financing, and big data
  • Strategic partners across various agricultural sectors seeking an innovative trading platform to streamline trading decision-making and execution and post-trade logistics. 
  • Led by

    Yarta

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Single Agriculture: Single Shot UAV Weed Mapping – investment opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Product distribution and retail agribusiness partnerships
  • Equity investment to support capital expenditure to continue company expansion domestically and overseas
  • Equity investment and commercial partnerships to further product research and development for wider applications
  • Possible partnership/integration with larger retail agribusiness and machinery manufacturers.
  • Led by

    Single Agriculture

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    19 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Australian Vanilla Plantations: Geodesic dome greenhouse technology investment opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Manufacturer’s and agricultural investors interested in scaling production of proprietary geodesic dome greenhouse (GDG) technology in Australia
  • Investors interested in scaling production of Vanilla in Australia
  • Led by

    Australian Vanilla Plantations

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Express interest by

    31 December 2022

  • 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

2023 evokeAG. Startup Program applications now open

2023 evokeAG. Startup Program applications now open

Applications for the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Startup Program are now open to startups and scaleups who are interested in showcasing their products, solutions and technologies at Asia Pacific's premier agrifood tech event – evokeAG. Down to Earth to be held in Adelaide on 21-22 February 2023.

Investment
26 Sep 2022
3 min read
Turning satellite imagery into actionable advice for farmers

Turning satellite imagery into actionable advice for farmers

In this Food Futurists x evokeAG. collab podcast Professor Andy Lowe speaks with Dr Moira Smith, Digital Content Analysis Technology (D-CAT) Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. Andy and Moira explore D-CAT’s involvement with agriculture, the range of possibilities satellite sensor technology offers, such as weight management, optimising grazing cycles and yield predictions. And why integration and collaboration is the key in allowing farmers to better utilise this technology.

Farm
8 Sep 2022
31 min
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.

Food
2 Aug 2022
5 min read