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Highlights from Australian agrifood innovation.

Purple grapes on a vine
Feature organisation

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. 

Adrian Englefield standing in a vineyard smiling at the camera with an ipad in hand
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. 


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

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

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.