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Highlights from Australian agrifood innovation.

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Case Study

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. 

Commercial opportunity

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.

  • Led by
    AgriFutures Australia
piglets in a barn
Opportunity

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
Sweet potato field with sunrise
Commercial opportunity

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.   

  • Led by
    The Leaf Protein Co.
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)