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Highlights from Australian agrifood innovation.


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)
Research highlight

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
Commercial opportunity

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
Commercial opportunity

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)

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.

Commercial opportunity

Agerris' AI powered solutions looking for investment

An intelligent, machine-learning robot designed to overcome labour challenges, control weeds and improve crop yields is helping shape the future of sustainable farming in Australia.

Now the agritech startup, Agerris is seeking a $5 million capital raise to develop its tech and move into international markets.

  • Lead by
Commercial opportunity

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