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The modern handshake: How Research and Development Corporations are approaching agrifood commercialisation

From collaborative partnerships to impact investing and innovation challenges, Australia’s Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) are exploring new ways to accelerate agrifood commercialisation. Here Dairy Australia, Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) and Wine Australia share their strategies, and how AgriFutures growAG. is helping drive impact. 

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    Samantha Noon

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    Wednesday, 10 July 2024

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The soluble meat powder with the potential to feed the world

The humble packet of mince is a household staple, but a revolution is in the works for Australia’s $75.4 billion red meat industry, thanks to a soluble protein powder with mild taste or smell.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Wednesday, 10 July 2024

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Catalyst: an event or person that causes great change

A recent Pathway to Diversity in STEM report detailed the obstacles women in the sector face, from educational opportunities to workplace flexibility. In response, AgriFutures Australia and AgriFutures growAG. Catalyst program set out on a mission to support women in agrifood tech and innovation. 

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    Harriet Coutts

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    Wednesday, 19 June 2024

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AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅ launches in New Zealand

18 June, 2024 (Palmerston North): AgriFutures growAG., the Australian agritech innovation platform, today announced its launch in New Zealand.

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    Kristin Westlake

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    Tuesday, 18 June 2024

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Sharing the load: How Trans-Tasman collaboration can drive agritech innovation

Island nations that punch over their weight, with export focused agriculture, shared challenges and thriving technology sectors – Australia and New Zealand – are well placed to work together to drive agrifood innovation. To help build and nurture the Trans-Tasman connections, the AgriFutures growAG. team will be at the E Tipu: Boma Agri Summit from 18-19 June 2024. 

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    Emily Malone

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    Thursday, 06 June 2024

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Reframing the ‘down under’ narrative: Reflections from World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

More than 2300 agrifood businesses, technology giants, startups, corporates, research institutions and investors gathered in San Francisco in March for the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit – and AgriFutures growAG.  was on the ground to make new connections, David Lord, Manager Engagement, growAG., reflects on the experience and what it means for the Australian agritech sector. 

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    David Lord

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    Tuesday, 14 May 2024

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Eco-friendly biosecurity solution ready for Australian agrifood market

Residual Barrier Technology (RBT) has developed an eco-friendly nebuliser and disinfectant solution that’s set to benefit a plethora of industries with 99.999% protection against viruses, bacteria and fungi. The United Kingdom (UK) startup is now seeking investment and research partners to support its regulatory pathway into the Australian agrifood market, and scale distribution. 

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    Samantha Noon

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    Thursday, 09 May 2024

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How UK and Australia are driving agritech innovation to tackle global food security

In an effort to maximise agritech innovation, the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia joined forces at AgriFutures Australia’s evokeAG. 2024 as part of Innovate UK’s two-week delegation exploring Australia’s vibrant agrifood tech ecosystem, garnering valuable partnership opportunities, and vital knowledge exchange. 

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    Samantha Noon

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    Thursday, 09 May 2024

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AgTech uptake boosted from paddock to plate in South Australia

Government research bodies in South Australia (SA) are actively boosting the application of agrifood tech from paddock to plate through an innovative program that funds demonstration farms, producer-driven programs and a food pilot laboratory to provide proof of concept products to industry.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Wednesday, 08 May 2024

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Banana waste tech offers ‘golden’ opportunity for Australian distilling industry

UK biotech startup, LyteGro’s solution converts the pulp of waste bananas into a proprietary liquid supplement to turbocharge metabolic processes offering high-value for Australia’s distilling industry. An exciting joint venture opportunity now exists for Australian investors, banana growers and authorities to scale production plants.

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    Samantha Noon

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    Thursday, 18 April 2024

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AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅ hits AU$150 million in three years

AgriFutures growAG., the Australian agritech innovation platform, today announced it had facilitated over $150 million in global startup investment as it celebrated its third birthday.

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    Kristin Westlake

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    Friday, 12 April 2024

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UK food waste solution geared for global impact, seeks investment partners

UK tech startup, OSY Group is tackling food waste across the supply chain with its innovative shelf-life extension solution, and is now seeking investment to drive international growth, following its United Kingdom (UK) rollout. After attending AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024 as part of the Innovate UK delegation, OSY Group has garnered positive engagement with key collaborators in the APAC region.   

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    Samantha Noon

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    Thursday, 28 March 2024

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Global connections help drive Australian agrifood tech innovation

In a captivating discussion at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024, international panellists, Peter Wren-Hilton and Rebecca Robinson together with Harriet Mellish, explored how AgriFutures growAG. is helping ignite global connections and the value of partnering with Australia.

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    Samantha Noon

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    Tuesday, 12 March 2024

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Let 100 flowers really bloom: how a lack of diversity in agrifood is holding it back

Statistically speaking, my daughters are underrepresented. They’re female, regionally located, and one has a disability.  

Recently, I asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. One wants to work in an office and drink coffee “like Mummy”, and the other wants to be a doctor. 

I asked them about being a scientist, or a farmer, to which they replied “no, that’s for daddies”.

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    Harriet Mellish

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    Thursday, 07 March 2024

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