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Highlights from Australian agrifood innovation.

Oli Madgett from FarmLab carbon soil testing
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modular system growing leafy green plants
Investment and partner opportunity

Breakthrough vertical farming solution seeking $1m investment

Gaia Project Australia’s Rejig-Grow System is helping leafy green farmers maximise space and efficiency with an innovative, modular system that expands with natural growth cycles – halving operational costs and doubling yield. With a successful prototype for NASA and global expansion plans GPA is now raising its A$2 million seed round.

Picking machinery picking apples in a orchard.
Investment opportunity

Artificial intelligence opportunity ripe for the picking

Ripe Robotics is on the hunt for investors to join them on the journey towards automating the food-growing process. Its technology aims to help farmers overcome labour shortages by autonomously picking fruit, with a $2.8 million seed investment round to help expand its fleet^.

Athena IR-Tech's CSO Dr Vinay Pagay, CEO Jay Holata & Director of Ag research Dr Fran Doerfinger with their irrigation sensor technology
Investment opportunity

Infrared monitoring improves irrigation efficiency Global irrigation optimisation solution ready for investment Smart irrigation tech to solve A$5 billion water challenge

Athena IR-Tech's irrigation sensing technology has proven to reduce water use by 35% in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and up to 75% in Shiraz grapes through monitoring plant transpiration. A unique opportunity now exists for investors and commercial partners to scale its global expansion in wine and horticulture regions.

Black Soldier Fly
Investment opportunity

Black soldier fly biotech digester ready for $10m investment

ARC Ento Tech is seeking $10 million Series A funding to help expand its patented waste management technology into global markets. The ARC process utilises the Black Soldier Fly to process mixed solid waste into high grade insect meal and high nutrient fertiliser. After overwhelming feedback from initial trials, the company is ready to take the next step.

Lighting Strike in trees at night
Investment opportunity

Lightning strikes with cultural-inspired innovation to encourage plant growth

Harnessing the power of lightning to advance the science of food production may seem like an impossible task, but a pair of Cairns-based entrepreneurs are turning that dream into reality with Rainstick, an agritech innovation that’s helping speed up growth rates, increase yield and stop mould before it sets in.

LiveCorp Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Collier

Open Innovation to help solve livestock export challenges

Australia’s livestock export industry is on the hunt for viable agritech solutions to drive efficiencies and economic benefits across the supply chain. Using Open Innovation, the Livestock Export RD&E Program are now seeking submissions to six key challenges.

Raspberries, Strawberries & Blueberries on supermarket shelf
Investment opportunity

Cellysis extends shelf-life of fresh food, calls for investors

An innovative microbial reduction treatment developed by Victorian food technologist Andrew Inglis has succeeded in extending the shelf life of strawberries, fresh tomatoes and blueberries, in some cases by as much as 400%, and has been up-scaled to pilot plant.