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Eating Quality Tool - A Step Closer to Commercial Reality

AMPC’s investment into South Australian innovation partner MEQ Probe is one step closer to paying dividends for the red meat industry.

The processing sector’s research and development corporation has been providing innovation funding support to MEQ Probe for the past two years with a view to developing a potentially revolutionary tool for measuring eating quality characteristics in hot carcases for both lamb and beef.

  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Published

    Tuesday, 21 December 2021

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MLA is building a workforce for the future

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is all about fostering the long-term prosperity of Australia’s red meat and livestock industry. So, what does that mean and where do the Horizon Scholars come into it?

We recently caught up with Josh Whelan, Program Manager, Innovation Capability at MLA to find out.

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    Tuesday, 04 January 2022

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Cutting-edge AI plant disease detection set to transform the global food chain

South Australian agritech startup GoMicro is tackling global food loss and food waste head on, developing a cutting-edge technology that will allow farmers and agronomists to detect pests, diseases and assess food quality accurately. Now the startup is looking for deep tech or agricultural investors to support their growth.  

  • Led by

    GoMicro

  • Published

    Monday, 20 December 2021

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The new mindset driving Australian agrifood research

Australian agrifood research is undergoing a renaissance, as industries look further afield to collaborate to address cross-sectoral challenges. By harnessing the visibility which growAG. provides, Research & Development Corporations like Sugar Research Australia and Hort Innovation are shifting gears and entering new territory.

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Tuesday, 16 November 2021

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Australian aquaculture is brimming with opportunities

Australia’s fishing and aquaculture sectors are rich with challenges ripe for innovation – and primed with the Fisheries Research Development Corporation’s strategic plan to cast the net wide to harness cross-disciplinary ideas and solve complex problems. 

  • Led by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Author

    Annabel Boyer

  • Published

    Thursday, 18 November 2021

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Agritech startup’s innovative insect control is just what the grain industry ordered

Cutting-edge Australian plant biosecurity research has delivered a revolutionary non-toxic and long-acting alternative for controlling stored grain insect pests.

Now, Davren Global is seeking investors to bring this novel solution to market – and give grain growers a new tool in the fight against insect pest resistance.

  • Led by

    Davren Global

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Monday, 15 November 2021

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Rubens Technologies takes fruit quality testing to the next level

Melbourne-based Rubens Technologies has combined an easy-to-use hand-held scanner with the intelligence of machine learning analytics to make non-destructive fruit testing and future quality predictions as easy as picking up cheap mangoes in Summer. Now, they’re on the hunt for more fruit growers to adopt the technology and investors who are ready to support the commercialisation of the device.

  • Led by

    Rubens Technology

  • Author

    Megan Woodward

  • Published

    Monday, 15 November 2021

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The good oil: Australian innovation delivers game-changing alternatives to petroleum & palm

An innovative Australian clean tech startup has produced a revolutionary plant oil that replaces petroleum and palm-based oils in industrial uses–and delivers a long list of sustainability and performance benefits. With the support of growAG., GO Resources is seeking investors to bring this cutting-edge product to market.

  • Led by

    GO Resources

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Thursday, 28 October 2021

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The rising potential of Australian perennial wheat

The push to develop perennial wheats suitable for Australian conditions is gathering momentum. Delivering improved sustainability, on-farm profitability, and nutritional outcomes – perennial wheats have everyone from mixed farmers to artisan brewers and bakers excited. 

  • Led by

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • In collaboration with

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Published

    Monday, 20 December 2021

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Miracle membrane manipulated to measure methane

An “intelligent” membrane that keeps liquids out and can be customised to let specific gases through was designed to reshape the methane-testing procedure for cattle. Instead, its inventors, Meat & Livestock Australia and RMIT University, are now offering its application to a wider market and seeking partners interested in fluid and gas monitoring diagnostic solutions.

  • Led by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • In collaboration with

    RMIT University

  • Author

    Bev Hadgraft

  • Published

    Tuesday, 05 October 2021

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AMPC sets new industry challenge for innovation in red meat abattoirs

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) might be the Research and Development Corporation for the red meat processing industry, but it’s drawing inspiration from a very different R&D agency to help find the answers to some mammoth questions. AMPC is now seeking problem solvers and investors with innovative solutions to make waterless knife sterilisation for meat processing plants a reality.

  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Author

    Megan Woodward

  • Published

    Thursday, 16 September 2021

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Solution Blue cracks the insect industry’s biggest challenge: quality, consistent protein output

Australian insect farming startup, Solution Blue is seeking investors to scale its black soldier fly protein production system. Providing greater productivity at much lower cost than its competitors, Solution Blue’s world-first technology delivers high-quality, consistent insect protein that has so far eluded insect farmers across the world. And it’s got aquaculture and pet food manufacturers clamouring.

  • Led by

    Solution Blue

  • Author

    Casey Dunn

  • Published

    Thursday, 16 September 2021

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CRDC launches EOI to partner with cotton industry

CRDC has issued a call to commercial tech providers and researchers to partner with the cotton industry in an exciting new round of projects aimed at boosting the sector’s ability to evolve and innovate.

  • Led by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Author

    Judy Kennedy

  • Published

    Tuesday, 21 September 2021

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Efficient processing of hyperspectral images ready for its close-up

AI-driven data-processing software from CSIRO has made hyperspectral imaging a viable commercial tool, and is seeking partners with data and domain expertise to fine-tune its algorithms.  

  • Led by

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Author

    Riley Wilson

  • Published

    Friday, 20 August 2021

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Waterless Lamb Frenching. How do we reduce 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to Zero? Solution providers required.

Consumers love a classic rack of lamb, especially one that has been beautifully frenched. But lamb frenching in abattoirs is posing a significant WHS risk for abattoir staff. This repetitive action can multiply to over 210,000 knife actions per minute, per operational shift within a plant operating at 10 carcases per minute. The Australian Meat Processor Corporation is calling for solution providers with ideas for sustainable and safe alternatives to traditional frenching with knives or water.

  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Author

    Sean Starling

  • Published

    Friday, 20 August 2021

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Savvy commercial partners sought for novel Australian oat products

Australian oat noodles and oat ‘rice’ are set to become popular pantry staples in Australia and overseas once new manufacturing processes developed by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) are matched with the right commercial partners. AEGIC is looking for food brands, manufacturers or investors who can fast-track getting the new healthy plant-based products to market, and help move oats beyond the breakfast table to becoming an option for lunch, dinner and snacks.

  • Led by

    Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)

  • Author

    Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)

  • Published

    Thursday, 19 August 2021

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Harvest optimisation technology, a smart move for Australia’s viticulture industry

Aussie Wine Group has developed an innovative infield sorter, that in trials supported by Wine Australia delivered a 50% increase in operational efficiencies for winegrape growers and 97% reduction in matter other than grapes. AWG are seeking investment to scale adoption and drive exports to international markets.  

  • Led by

    Aussie Wine Group

  • In collaboration with

    Wine Australia

  • Author

    Oli Madgett

  • Published

    Monday, 19 July 2021

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Fungal biocontrol commercial opportunity offers benefits for chicken meat industry

An Australian mycopesticide innovation, developed by AgriFutures Australia and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), is an effective alternative to chemical pesticides for lesser mealworm control. AgriFutures and DAF are now seeking biotech partners to commercialise the product.

  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • In collaboration

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)

  • Author

    Riley Wilson

  • Published

    Thursday, 15 July 2021

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