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Investment opportunity: On-farm trials platform giving agribusiness and growers more accurate insights

Laconik is seeking investors and partners to take their on-farm trials platform to the next level. Laconik helps companies bring new products to market quicker and with less risk by enabling growers and agribusinesses to test new products at a whole-of-paddock level. The platform captures data and assesses product performance in a way that cannot be done in small pilot trials. 

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    Monday, 30 January 2023

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Asia-Pacific’s vibrant agrifood tech startups geared to decarbonise the region

Tegan Nock of Australian microbial tech startup, LoamBio, and Louisa Burwood-Taylor of the go-to global investment news platform, explore on the lastest AgriFutures growAG. podcast, the key investment trends and noteworthy funding rounds, from the recent AgFunder 2022 Asia-Pacific AgriFoodTech Investment Report.

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    Monday, 19 December 2022

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ANU and CSIRO join forces on elite innovation hub for agritech

Two of the world’s most highly regarded research bodies, ANU and CSIRO, are offering up their elite researchers and state-of-the-art facilities at a new innovation hub to support emerging products and businesses in the agriculture food space.

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    Sunday, 18 December 2022

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Green opportunity: Asia-Pacific investments geared to tackle climate change

The Asia-Pacific bucks global venture capital decline, with India surpassing China as the powerhouse in the first half of 2022, and farm tech deals doubling in the region. Here Louisa Burwood-Taylor breaks down AgFunder’s 2022 Asia-Pacific AgriFoodTech Investment Report, and Tegan Nock of LoamBio, an Australian microbial tech startup, digs deep into the rich opportunities for farmers to decarbonise our planet.

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    Samantha Noon

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    Thursday, 15 December 2022

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The advanced technology helping viticulture adapt to climate change

The grip of climate change is being felt in the world’s vineyards - disrupting practices that have been built up over thousands of years. Small changes in temperatures are resulting in large fluctuations in yield and quality across seasons. Deep Planet says viticulture is the canary in the coal mine for the broader agriculture industry and is seeking investment to further develop the next generation of monitoring solutions to help winemakers adapt.

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    Wednesday, 07 December 2022

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Platypus machine billed as the future of grain and cereal imaging

Industrial automation company Indyn has developed the world-leading “Platypus” analyser, taking human error out of the grain inspection process to revolutionise biosecurity and agri-trade. The founders are ready to go global and are seeking the right business partners to help them do it. 

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    Tuesday, 06 December 2022

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How marine algae can help droughtproof agriculture

Graeme Barnett, Managing Director & CEO of Qponics speaks in a podcast about their innovative marine microalgae solution, how it can help droughtproof agriculture and become a major player in the future of protein production. Qponics is now seeking a $1m bridging round to scale the co-production of protein-rich food ingredients and high-value oils

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    Monday, 05 December 2022

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MLA seeks global solution providers to enhance Australia’s red meat supply chain

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking expressions of interest from global collaborators with solutions to objectively measure value characteristics – from productivity, welfare and eating quality to marbling potential – in live animals. With the potential to transform decision-making for producers, feedlotters, and processors, it’s a research priority that’s turning a lot of heads.       

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    Casey Dunn

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    Wednesday, 30 November 2022

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Young Farmer of the Year behind new social media app for the agricultural community

Agronomist and 2021 Young Farmer of the Year Emma Ayliffe and her business partner at Summit Ag, Heath McWhirter, crisscross the country advising farmers on how to improve their crop production and soil health. Now the pair is helping farmers connect with each other, with a purpose-built social media app for agriculture – YackerApp. With a thousand users and growing, Emma and Heath are looking for investors to take YackerApp to the next level.   

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    Thursday, 24 November 2022

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AU$1 million sought for marine microalgae to droughtproof protein supply

Queensland agritech company, Qponics is on a mission to accelerate the transition to drought proof agriculture, by cultivating marine microalgae at scale for the co-production of protein-rich food ingredients and high-value oils. To achieve this, Qponics is seeking impact investors to support the development of a new microalgae production complex in South Ballina, NSW, and scale sustainable oil and protein production in Australia.  

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    Sunday, 27 November 2022

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Melbourne inventors create ‘nature-identical’ Beluga caviar from eggs

Eco Caviar has produced a caviar alternative with the rich taste and mouthfeel of the prized Beluga. An opportunity exists for investment to validate a product which will save the declining wild population and appeal to the luxury market at a fraction of the cost.

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    Monday, 21 November 2022

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Innovation hub AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅ plans to make Australia the agtech capital of the Southern Hemisphere

Agriculture is a critical part of the Australian economy, with the country’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry sector valued at $69 billion and growing

With that growth comes an urgent need to expand the use of agricultural technologies to ensure both productivity gains for farmers and Australia's role in the global food system. To do this, more investment needs to be channeled into both research and commercial initiatives for the country's agtech.

AgriFutures Australia created the growAG. program to address these needs.  

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    Thursday, 17 November 2022

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DAFF program encourages innovators to ‘sniff out’ biosecurity pests

A future-focused partnership, between Australian agritech startup, RingIR and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) under its Biosecurity Innovation Program (BIP) will investigate whether its tech can be used to protect Australian agriculture from hitchhiker pests. Applications for the 2023-24 DAFF BIP funding round are now open for innovators with bold ideas, like RingIR.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Monday, 31 October 2022

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$500m raised and counting: Australia’s investment boom in agrifood tech

AUSTRALIA’S growing agrifoodtech sector is being showcased on the international stage with the launch of a report showing investors tipped more than half a billion dollars into Australian startups last year, and a bright outlook for 2022.

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    Wednesday, 26 October 2022

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    Tuesday, 25 October 2022

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Connecting the dots: CSIRO deep tech support programs drive research to market

CSIRO underpins all its activities under the mantra of, ‘we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology’. Two of its most transformational programs – ON Prime and ON Accelerate – embody this mantra by leading researchers out of the lab, and helping startups prepare to hit the market.

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    Megan Woodward

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    Wednesday, 19 October 2022

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Ceres Tag launches reusable smart ear tag for US market expansion

Queensland animal welfare and traceability platform Ceres Tag has turned a smart cattle tag into a burgeoning enterprise that numbers giraffes, bears, lions and even wild pigs as clients. Now in 25 countries, David and Melita Smith are delivering a reusable tag inspired by farmers, and seeking supply chain partners to continue their expansion into large overseas markets. 

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    Neil Varcoe

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    Monday, 17 October 2022

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Series A $12m to help vertical farm prodigy, InvertiGro scale new heights

Australian agritech startup, InvertiGro is on a mission to feed the planet in a smarter way – with an indoor vertical farming system that’s already won the support of supermarket giant, Woolworths. Now, they’re on the hunt for investment and budding indoor farmers to speed the commercial rollout of an innovative farming system that could revolutionise how – and where – we grow our food.  

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    Casey Dunn

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    Wednesday, 19 October 2022

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Capital investment to accelerate potential of agtech integration engine

Making it easier for farmers to access, visualise and analyse disparate sets of critical on-farm data has put Pairtree at the forefront of the smart farm revolution. Now the innovative agtech company is seeking to raise $1.5 to $2million investment to accelerate their plan to deliver benefits to growers and agronomists across Australia and around the world.

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    Casey Dunn

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    Wednesday, 19 October 2022

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