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Cicada Innovation: Growlab grains challenge - accelerator program

Opportunity for

  • University spin-outs, startups, or small to medium businesses engaged in attempting to bring a commercial business to market. Preference will be given to businesses that are attempting to bring new scientific or engineering innovations to the grain industry market.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge:

This challenge aims to tackle 4 main segments:

  1. Productivity gains - i.e. the use of robotics and automation of repetitive tasks
  2. Profitability – i.e. improving efficient use of inputs which reduce costs and maintain profits or increased nutritional value or yields which increase profitability
  3. Sustainable and ethical production – i.e. solutions that address resilience to climate change for both farmers and crops, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and being able to measure and demonstrate credentials of production systems
  4. Farm safety solutions - i.e. solutions that improve the well-being of employees and reduce costs by supporting a more productive workforce

Current opportunity:

With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, agricultural technologists and food science researchers must develop tools to reach the growing population’s needs. Funded and supported by the Grains Research & Development Corporation, Cicada Innovations is looking for 4 startups working in the grain industry to support their journeys to market growth and sustainability.

This 6 months coaching program is bespoke to each company so you get to work on the unique needs and goals of your business, as well as fast-tracking you into the Australian grain industry. The program will look different for each team but you should consider applying if you are looking to:

  • Secure early customers in the grains industry
  • Understand how to navigate the grains and agriculture market
  • Get investment ready
  • Stress test your business model and pricing with experts
  • Build your team
  • Refine your go to market strategies.

We are always looking for industry and business experts to support these startups once selected.

How to apply: Click 'Visit website' to submit an application directly through the Cicada Innovation website. To speak to one of the team, 'Enquire now'.

Opportunity type

Acceleration

Express interest by

12:00pm (AEDT), 10 February 2023
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Readiness

Early to Mid (TRL 1-7)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are in the early to mid stages of readiness.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

Cicada Innovations

Cicada Innovations is Australia’s leading deep tech incubator, supporting startups and scaleups solving the world’s biggest problems. Over …

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Accelerator or Incubator

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