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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

  • 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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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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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
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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