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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

Renewable energy
  • Led by

    HydGene Renewables

  • 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 May 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for Ceres Tag - Animal monitoring for traceability, provenance, biosecurity, and animal welfare - seeking supply chain partnerships
Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Eggs Pork Poultry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Input management
Commercial opportunity

APRIL – AusScan – Licensing opportunity for in vivo NIR energy cereal calibrations for pigs (swine), poultry and ruminants

Opportunity for

  • Australian and international grain buyers, feed mills, food testing laboratories and integrated livestock companies involved in pork, poultry or beef production seeking to license in vivo Near Infra-red (NIR) energy cereal calibrations
  • Partners / Investors to enhance utilisation of AusScan technology from benchtop to field application through miniaturisation. 

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Eggs Pork Poultry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Input management
  • Led by

    Australasian Pork Research Institute (APRIL)

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Research partner, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 June 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for APRIL – AusScan – Licensing opportunity for in vivo NIR energy cereal calibrations for pigs (swine), poultry and ruminants
Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Data and AI Fisheries technology Food processing technology Imagery Indoor agriculture IoT & smart-farming Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
Commercial opportunity

Main Sequence Ventures: Venture capital investment and company building expertise

Opportunity for

  • Researchers,
  • Innovators; and
  • Inventors developing ideas that could become globally significant companies.

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Data and AI Fisheries technology Food processing technology Imagery Indoor agriculture IoT & smart-farming Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
  • Led by

    Main Sequence Ventures

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment

  • 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 Main Sequence Ventures: Venture capital investment and company building expertise
Multiple industries
Alternative protein Beverage Cereal grains Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains Vegetables
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology Novel ingredients
Commercial opportunity

Whole Green Foods - $2M bridging round

Opportunity for

  • Early-stage investors with an interest in foodtech, better nutrition, and eliminating waste in the food production value chain

 

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Beverage Cereal grains Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains Vegetables
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology Novel ingredients
  • Led by

    Whole Green Foods Pty Ltd

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Express interest by

    Friday, 3 June 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for Whole Green Foods - $2M bridging round
Multiple industries
Dairy Pork
Machinery & hardware
Commercial opportunity

Australian Pork - Waste water and effluent sterilisation technology

Opportunity for

Intensive agriculture and power generators interested in commercialising water treatment technology to recycle wastewater and effluent with hot gas bubbles from exhaust gases. Use cases include:

  • farms and wastewater treatment plants with biogas generation
  • waste disposal industries like landfills with biogas generation
  • biogas plants and coal power plants which emit large amounts of hot CO2 from exhaust gases that can be reused.

Multiple industries
Dairy Pork
Machinery & hardware
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, 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).
Logo for Australian Pork - Waste water and effluent sterilisation technology
Multiple industries
Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Dairy Eggs Fruits Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Input management IoT & smart-farming Novel ingredients Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
Commercial opportunity

NorVicFoods®

Opportunity for

  • Industry partners, innovators and creative thinkers with ideas and approaches to tackle current and emerging challenges for the agrifood sector in the Hume region of Victoria

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Dairy Eggs Fruits Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Vegetables Wine
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Input management IoT & smart-farming Novel ingredients Processing & packaging Renewable energy Robotics Traceability
  • Led by

    The University of Melbourne

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    December 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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Alternative protein
Alternative protein
Commercial opportunity

The Leaf Protein Co - $750k SAFE note Fundraising Round

Opportunity for

  • Angel Investors interested in supporting an alternative protein start-up to grow (raising $375k from Angels matched with government funding). 

Alternative protein
Alternative protein
  • Led by

    The Leaf Protein Co.

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Express interest by

    Thursday 14 April 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 The Leaf Protein Co - $750k SAFE note Fundraising Round
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.
Logo for Minimising plastic in the western rock lobster industry
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.
Logo for Waterless knife sterilisation for meat processing plants
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).
Logo for Real time and non destructive fruit quality testing
Forestry
Multiple technology areas
Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Commercial opportunity

Low cost charcoal production

Opportunity for

  • Companies interested in developing charcoal manufacturing facilities
  • Companies interested in charcoal for green metal production

 

Forestry
Multiple technology areas
Processing & packaging Renewable energy
  • Led by

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Low cost charcoal production
Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Fruits Oilseeds Packaged food Pulse grains Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Automation Indoor agriculture Machinery & hardware Novel ingredients
Commercial opportunity

Solution Blue – insect-production and manufacturing investment and partnership opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Equity investors seeking opportunities in insect protein manufacturing business
  • Petfood and aquafeed businesses seeking insect protein product supply chain partnerships
  • Food processors seeking sustainable end-users for grain and food waste streams

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Fruits Oilseeds Packaged food Pulse grains Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Automation Indoor agriculture Machinery & hardware Novel ingredients
  • Led by

    Solution Blue

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, 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.
Logo for Solution  Blue – insect-production and manufacturing investment and partnership opportunity
Multiple industries
Fruits Wine
Multiple technology areas
Food processing technology Harvest technology Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging
Commercial opportunity

Harvest optimisation technology to remove Matter Other than Grape (MOG)

Opportunity for

  • Investors to scale adoption in Australia and to drive exports to international markets, focussing on the USA, South America & New Zealand.

Multiple industries
Fruits Wine
Multiple technology areas
Food processing technology Harvest technology Machinery & hardware Processing & packaging
  • Led by

    Aussie Wine Group

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for Harvest optimisation technology to remove Matter Other than Grape (MOG)
Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Food processing technology Processing & packaging Traceability
Commercial opportunity

'Steak to Primal' traceability (software or hardware)

Opportunity for

  • Software and hardware solution providers or developers looking for financial support to demonstrate and evolve offerings in 'steak to primal' traceability and demonstrate it in a meat processing environment
  • Existing traceability providers who would like support to extend their offer to deliver a 'steak to primal' solution
  • New providers interested in addressing the 'last mile' and integrating with existing traceability providers or providing that directly as part of a traceability solution

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Food processing technology Processing & packaging Traceability
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, 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.
Logo for 'Steak to Primal' traceability (software or hardware)
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.
Logo for Waterless lamb frenching: reducing 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to zero
Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Processing & packaging
Commercial opportunity

Red meat bone belt automated monitoring solution

Opportunity for

  • Imagery solutions providers or developers seeking financial support to demonstrate and evolve your offering in red meat monitoring on bone belts to measure and manage red meat discharging on the bone belt to acceptable levels

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Food processing technology Imagery Processing & packaging
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, 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.
Logo for Red meat bone belt automated monitoring solution
Multiple industries
Alternative protein Packaged food
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology Novel ingredients Processing & packaging
Commercial opportunity

Buggy Blend – nutritionally optimised, alternative protein pet food range (insect-based)

Opportunity for

  • Australian and international companies interested in commercialising novel products in the pet food industry
  • Existing pet food manufacturing businesses interested in diversified opportunities
  • Insect farming businesses interested in enhanced production outcomes and/or partnering into value-added productisation opportunities
  • Investors interested in sustainable alternative protein products

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Packaged food
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology Novel ingredients Processing & packaging
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Joint venture, Seeking partners

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

Novel biogas technology for piggeries

Opportunity for

  • Biogas and environmental engineers interested in developing new products and services
  • Energy utilities /providers developing new products and services
  • Primary producer and retail food corporates interested in reducing carbon footprint

Pork
Renewable energy
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, 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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