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Aquaculture Dairy Fruits Packaged food Pork Poultry Vegetables Wild catch fisheries
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Data and AI Processing & packaging Traceability
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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.

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Dairy Fruits Packaged food Pork Poultry Vegetables Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Processing & packaging Traceability
  • 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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Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Crop protection Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Fisheries technology Food processing technology Harvest technology Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware Novel ingredients Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Farmers2Founders: TEKLAB VIC Program

Opportunity for 

  • Aspiring Victorian entrepreneurs who are looking for support to explore, validate and commercialise an agtech startup.
  • Any individual or team located in Victoria who has an agtech idea or concept that you believe will solve a problem on farm or for the agrifood sector.

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Crop protection Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Fisheries technology Food processing technology Harvest technology Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware Novel ingredients Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
  • Led by

    Farmers2Founders

  • Opportunity type

    Acceleration

  • Express interest by

    17 July 2022

  • 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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Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI IoT & smart-farming
Commercial opportunity

Jane's Weather - Weather forecasting and alert system application - $750,000 fundraising round

Opportunity for

  • Investors seeking equity investment in novel weather forecasting and alert system digital application

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI IoT & smart-farming
  • Led by

    Jane's Weather

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Express interest by

    1 August 2022

  • 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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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Forestry Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Plant science
Commercial opportunity

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA): WaterCan Profit - more profit per drop of irrigation water - commercial opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Agritech solution providers, irrigation equipment companies and retail agronomy agribusinesses seeking to license and integrate irrigation decision support platform into their existing platform 

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Forestry Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Plant science
  • Led by

    Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing

  • Express interest by

    1 August 2022

  • 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).
Logo for Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA): WaterCan Profit - more profit per drop of irrigation water - commercial opportunity
Multiple industries
Cereal grains Cross industry Forestry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Sugar Wine
Renewable energy
Commercial opportunity

HydGene Renewables - Engineers of a synthetic biocatalyst to produce net-zero hydrogen on-site and on-demand from renewable biomass and food industry waste – Investment opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Investors in deep tech science seeking advanced solutions and commercial market opportunities in clean tech

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Cross industry Forestry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Sugar Wine
Renewable energy
  • Led by

    HydGene Renewables

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Express interest by

    1 August 2022

  • 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).
Logo for HydGene Renewables - Engineers of a synthetic biocatalyst to produce net-zero hydrogen on-site and on-demand from renewable biomass and food industry waste – Investment opportunity
Multiple industries
Beef cattle Dairy Game Natural capital assets Pork Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation Consumer health Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Food processing technology Input management IoT & smart-farming Processing & packaging Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Ceres Tag: Animal monitoring for traceability, provenance, biosecurity, and animal welfare - seeking supply chain partnerships

Opportunity for

  • Farm management platforms and other supply chain technology platform businesses looking to integrate world first direct to satellite animal monitoring technology into their product offering

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Dairy Game Natural capital assets Pork Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation Consumer health Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Food processing technology Input management IoT & smart-farming Processing & packaging Traceability
  • Led by

    Ceres Tag

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 June 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Fisheries technology Machinery & hardware
Commercial opportunity

Electronic platforms to increase safety at sea for commercial fishing fleets

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, research providers and policy makers to build upon outputs of research outlined in this opportunity to improve maritime safety

Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Fisheries technology Machinery & hardware
  • Led by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • 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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Wild catch fisheries
Fisheries technology
Commercial opportunity

Minimising plastic in the western rock lobster industry

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, research providers and policy makers that can reduce plastic use in the Australian western rock lobster industry, including by building upon outputs of research outlined in this opportunity.

Wild catch fisheries
Fisheries technology
  • Led by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • 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
Beef cattle Dairy Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Investment in next generation livestock management utilising smart ear tags, real-time analytics and machine learning technologies

Opportunity for

  • Livestock producers, family offices and industry related companies who are interested in investing in Smart Paddock to accelerate development of their advanced livestock management services
  • Investors that are capable to support Smart Paddock as we continue to grow and scale both in Australia and overseas.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Dairy Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Traceability
  • Led by

    Smart Paddock

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for Investment in next generation livestock management utilising smart ear tags, real-time analytics and machine learning technologies
Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging Robotics
Commercial opportunity

Waterless knife sterilisation for meat processing plants

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers wanting to develop new solutions for sterilisation of knives and other tools for Australian red meat abattoirs. Participants may be: 
    • Wishing to brainstorm and evaluate (without substantially building) new approaches (this can be initially focussed and limited to knife sterilisation) 
    • Ready to build and evaluate designs for new approaches 

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging Robotics
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Field trial, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • 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
Beef cattle Fruits Nuts Oilseeds Pork Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Harvest technology Imagery IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Robotics Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Real time and non destructive fruit quality testing

Opportunity for

  • Partners or investors with potential distributor networks with an initial focus on Australian and south east Asian markets
  • Partners looking to integrate this product (real time, non-destructive fruit quality testing device and analytics) within an established agricultural data platform
  • Investors to support the commercialisaiton of the devices and provide full time support for customers 

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Fruits Nuts Oilseeds Pork Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Harvest technology Imagery IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Robotics Traceability
  • Led by

    Rubens Technologies

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Licensing, Seeking partners

  • 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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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Forestry Fruits Oilseeds Other rural industries Pulse grains Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Harvest technology IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Robotics
Commercial opportunity

Adjustable wheel for robotics

Opportunity for

  • Companies developing mobile robotic products and wheel manufacturers

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Forestry Fruits Oilseeds Other rural industries Pulse grains Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Harvest technology IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Robotics
  • Led by

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing

  • 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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Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Cotton Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Food processing technology Imagery Indoor agriculture IoT & smart-farming Plant science
Commercial opportunity

Fast and efficient processing of hyperspectral images

Opportunity for

  • Food safety companies delivering imaging products and services
  • Companies interested in or using remote sensing technologies to develop or deliver products and services
  • Security companies delivering imaging products and services
  • Companies using platforms (drones / robotics) using hyperspectral cameras

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Cotton Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Food processing technology Imagery Indoor agriculture IoT & smart-farming Plant science
  • Led by

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing, Seeking partners

  • 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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Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging Robotics
Commercial opportunity

Waterless lamb frenching: reducing 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to zero

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers wanting to demonstrate and evolve an offering in 'waterless frenching' and demonstrate it in meat processing environments
  • Solution providers wishing to validate conceptual designs and/or build and evaluate initial prototypes that reduce human effort, water and energy consumption

Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging Robotics
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Field trial, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • 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
Beef cattle Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware
Commercial opportunity

SoleMate - A shoe insole medical IoT device with automated remote emergency alerts

Opportunity for

  • Investors interested in further development and commercialisation of this device
  • Investors interested in commercial partnerships surrounding exclusive use of the device
  • Medical device manufacturers interested in partnering for mass production of the device
  • Researchers interested in capturing health and activity data through the device

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware
  • Led by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Joint venture, Seeking partners

  • 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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Multiple industries
Fruits Wine
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Imagery
Commercial opportunity

Grapevine canopy measurement

Opportunity for

  • Digital platform developers interested in new products and services
  • Decision support companies interested in new products and services
  • Hardware development companies interested in new products and services
  • Existing platform companies interested in integrating the solution

Multiple industries
Fruits Wine
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Imagery
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Seeking partners

  • 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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Fruits
Multiple technology areas
Automation Harvest technology Imagery Machinery & hardware Robotics
Commercial opportunity

Mango auto harvester

Opportunity for

  • Machinery manufacturing and distribution companies interested in new products and services
  • Agronomy service companies interested in new products and services

Fruits
Multiple technology areas
Automation Harvest technology Imagery Machinery & hardware Robotics
  • Led by

    Hort Innovation

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Research partner, Field trial, Seeking partners

  • 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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Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware
Commercial opportunity

Clover seed harvester

Opportunity for

  • Agricultural engineering companies interested in repurposing and modifying products
  • Agricultural machinery suppliers interested in distributing repurposing and modifying products

Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing, Seeking partners

  • 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
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pulse grains
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI Harvest technology Imagery Input management IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Plant science Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
Commercial opportunity

GrainInnovate – AgTech Venture Capital Fund

Opportunity for

  • Individuals and companies building a technology-enabled early stage business with application to Australian grain growers
  • Equity investors interested in exploring co-investment opportunities relevant to the Grain Innovate Fund

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pulse grains
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI Harvest technology Imagery Input management IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Plant science Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • 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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Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Essential oils Other rural industries Poultry Wine
Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Blockchain traceability

Opportunity for

  • Blockchain or traceability companies interested in new products and services
  • Export services companies interested in new products and services

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Essential oils Other rural industries Poultry Wine
Traceability
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking partners

  • 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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