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Savvy commercial partners sought for novel Australian oat products

Australian oat noodles and oat ‘rice’ are set to become popular pantry staples in Australia and overseas once new manufacturing processes developed by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) are matched with the right commercial partners. AEGIC is looking for food brands, manufacturers or investors who can fast-track getting the new healthy plant-based products to market, and help move oats beyond the breakfast table to becoming an option for lunch, dinner and snacks.

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Efficient processing of hyperspectral images ready for its close-up

AI-driven data-processing software from CSIRO has made hyperspectral imaging a viable commercial tool, and is seeking partners with data and domain expertise to fine-tune its algorithms.  

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Waterless Lamb Frenching. How do we reduce 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to Zero? Solution providers required.

Consumers love a classic rack of lamb, especially one that has been beautifully frenched. But lamb frenching in abattoirs is posing a significant WHS risk for abattoir staff. This repetitive action can multiply to over 210,000 knife actions per minute, per operational shift within a plant operating at 10 carcases per minute. The Australian Meat Processor Corporation is calling for solution providers with ideas for sustainable and safe alternatives to traditional frenching with knives or water.

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World-first program delivers elite genetics for Manuka honey and oil production

With the support of AgriFutures Australia, innovative Western Australian company, ManukaLife is helping position Australia’s Manuka honey industry as a global leader. With a prosperous future ahead, opportunities exist for a range of organisations to engage with ManukaLife to either rapidly expand the establishment of plantations in Australia or to partner in developing new cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

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Innovative Aussie supply-chain monitoring solution keeping fresh food better for longer

An Australian agritech startup is revolutionising the way we manage fresh food supply-chains. With real-time monitoring technology, Escavox, with the support of Meat & Livestock Australia, is cutting food waste, protecting premiums, and improving market access for Australian farmers.

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Multiple industries

Managing ammonia emissions and pad moisture

For livestock being exported by sea, the number of animals in a pen, the condition of their bedding, and the …
  • Led by

    LiveCorp

  • Start date

    15 May 2019

  • Research organisation

    University of New England (UNE)

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Dairy

A Circular Economy for Silage Wrap

This project supports the development of a Product Stewardship Scheme for farm plastics, and, in particular, dairy silage wraps and …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    4 Jan 2021

  • Research organisations

    Dairy Australia, MRA Consulting Group

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Pork

APRIL Innovation and Industry Priority Projects

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, creative thinkers with technical expertise
  • Research partners, willing to consider “out of the box” ideas and approaches to tackle current and emerging challenges for the Australasian pork industry.
  • Led by

    Australasian Pork Research Institute (APRIL)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Express interest by

    1 October 2021

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

The Radicle Carbon and Soil Challenge by UPL

Opportunity for

  • Ag and food tech start-ups changing the game for carbon reduction and soil health
  • Led by

    UPL Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Express interest by

    15 October 2021

  • 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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Industries
Beef Cattle Dairy Other rural industries

LiveCorp

  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Dairy Other rural industries

Dairy Australia

  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

The Australian prawn farm raising the bar for sustainable aquaculture

The Australian prawn farm raising the bar for sustainable aquaculture

Australian aquaculture and biotech company, Pacific Biotechnologies, has developed a better way to farm prawns. Its Pacific Reef Fisheries operation earned Australia’s first Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for responsible and sustainable prawn farming. Now, the opportunity exists for a new owner to expand this market-leading business and put locally grown sustainable prawns on more Australian dinner plates.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read
'Love at first sight' makes solid foundation for new VC partnership

'Love at first sight' makes solid foundation for new VC partnership

The individual resumes, portfolios and corporate triumphs of Kylie Frazer and Rachael Neumann are enough to make anyone feel dually inadequate and inspired – but together, they’re the team captains of Flying Fox Ventures, and everyone wants to be picked on their side. Meeting at an industry dinner just over three years ago, both agree it was professional love at first sight, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read
Trans-Tasman collaboration driving global innovation and action in 2022

Trans-Tasman collaboration driving global innovation and action in 2022

2022 is set to bring the Trans-Tasman agrifood innovation community together to tackle the big conversations across farming, natural resource management and sustainable supply-chains. With three events scheduled – evokeAG. West (Feb 2022), evokeAG. East, and the inaugural 2035 Oceania Summit (Auckland, April 2022) – farmers, investors, researchers, innovators, corporates and government will come together to connect, collaborate and take action.

Future
1 Sep 2021
5 min read