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CRDC seeks partners to commercialise novel bio-pesticide with global potential

Blue sky thinking by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the University of Western Sydney has uncovered a promising new plant-based compound for combatting common insect pests in cotton, horticulture and broadacre crops. A rare opportunity now exists for a commercial partner to further develop the early-stage biological pesticide with global market potential. Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 31 July 2022. 

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    Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Tuesday, 14 June 2022

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Bayer Crop Science embraces open innovation

With more than 150 years of research and development under its belt, Bayer Crop Science is taking a collaborative approach when it comes to the future of agriculture. As part of its commitment to driving change and nurturing novel solutions, Bayer has launched three Grants4Ag opportunities, open now and closing 31 July, 2022.  

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    Bayer Crop Science

  • Author

    Megan Woodward

  • Published

    Thursday, 09 June 2022

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Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

Driving the future of farming, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand is a vision HydGene Renewables is set to achieve. The startup’s low-cost sustainable alternative for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage, is now seeking investors to explore alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

  • Led by

    HydGene Renewables

  • Author

    Holli Walsh

  • Published

    Thursday, 09 June 2022

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AgTech and Logistics Hub’s industry-led approach accelerates innovation

Bridging the gap between industry challenges and problem solvers, the AgTech and Logistics Hub is accelerating Australian agrifood innovation – supporting innovators to fast-track solutions to some of the sector’s biggest challenges. Its Open Innovation Challenge 2 is now open for innovators with solutions to reduce inorganic waste and plastics used in horticulture, and closes on 1 July, 2022. 

  • Led by

    AgTech and Logistics Hub

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Tuesday, 14 June 2022

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BuggyBix insect-based pet food range, on track to proving a commercial success

Feeding the growing population is one of the most pressing issues being addressed by global agrifood innovation – but it’s not only human nourishment that’s being investigated. Sydney entrepreneur Shaun Eislers has developed a pet food range using insects as the primary protein source, and is now working with AgriFutures growAG. to connect with investors, wholesalers and distributors.

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    Monday, 13 June 2022

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Water saving agritech solution, Goanna Ag seeks $10m investment to fund US expansion

Australian startup, Goanna Ag has set its sights on the US cotton market. Already used across half of Australia’s irrigated cotton footprint, its market-leading irrigation scheduling solution revolutionises water use efficiency while delivering higher yields. Now the startup is seeking $10 million from investors to support its expansion plans.^

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Tuesday, 31 May 2022

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Perth-based SWAN Systems take water and nutrient management to the cloud – and the world

Working as consultants, Tim Hyde, Ivor Gaylard and Rod Campbell could see the enormous benefits of efficient water use and nutrient management in agricultural production, but knew there was scope to systemise the way knowledge and advice was shared. Fast forward six years, and their platform SWAN Systems, is now making inroads to transforming water and fertiliser use on a global stage.

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    Thursday, 12 May 2022

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Maturing vine of innovation opportunities at Wine Australia

This month marks one year since the launch of AgriFutures growAG. and it’s been a successful 12-months for the platform and its users – particularly for Wine Australia, who have been garnering significant traction and collaboration to commercialise high-value technology. 

  • Author

    Megan Woodward

  • Published

    Thursday, 28 April 2022

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Australasian pork industry calls for innovative agritech with commercial potential

An open call, dubbed the Shark Tank for the pork industry, needs innovators with cutting-edge agritech solutions to bring home the bacon for the Australasian pork supply chain. So what does it take to impress the commercialisation panel at Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd?

  • Author

    Michelle Meehan

  • Published

    Thursday, 28 April 2022

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Enablers of change: A day in the life of a Regional Extension Manager

Growing up on a vineyard fuelled Adrian Englefield’s love of the land and the agriculture industry. Now as a Regional Extension Manager for Hort Innovation, Adrian gets to help the next generation embrace ideas and harness opportunities, which support a thriving sector and sustainable workforce. 

  • Author

    Riley Wilson

  • Published

    Tuesday, 12 April 2022

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Aquatic AI’s $2M capital raise to scale high-tech marron system

Automation and enhanced nutritional strategies are the secret to Aquatic AI’s superior marron production system, brought to life with support from AgriFutures Australia and the University of Western Australia. Aquatic AI is now seeking to raise $2 million to refine its modular design, further develop engineering and capture high value export markets.^

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    AgriFutures Australia

  • Author

    Judy Kennedy

  • Published

    Wednesday, 02 March 2022

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NorVicFoods calls agrifood businesses to help solve industry-wide challenges

In an Australian first, a dynamic partnership has been formed between the Victorian government, the University of Melbourne and agritech leader, Sensand Technologies to deliver innovative ideas for agrifood in Victoria’s Hume region.

  • Led by

    The University of Melbourne

  • Author

    Judy Kennedy

  • Published

    Monday, 21 February 2022

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Turning waste into water: The pork industry's transformative tech ready for investors

The Australian pork industry and researchers from UNSW Canberra have developed a sustainable, cost-neutral device to safely recycle on-farm effluent and potentially generate a source of pure drinking water. Now, the duo are looking for private sector investment to scale the technology

  • Led by

    Australian Pork Limited

  • In collaboration with

    UNSW Canberra

  • Author

    Michelle Meehan

  • Published

    Monday, 21 February 2022

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Next gen plant protein startup, The Leaf Protein Co. ready to scale pilot production

An innovative agrifood startup is set to shake up the alternative protein sector with a novel next gen plant protein. Using highly-specialised extraction technologies, The Leaf Protein Co. is turning the green leaf by-product of vegetable crops into a nutritious, ‘free from’ protein source for food manufacturers. Promoting biodiversity, reducing food waste, and diversifying farm incomes – The Leaf Protein Co. is now seeking investors to scale towards pilot production.   

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    The Leaf Protein Co.

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Monday, 21 February 2022

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