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Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry.

As one of the nation's 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations, we're tasked with investing horticulture levies and Australian Government contributions into initiatives to help the industry be as productive and profitable as possible.

In addition to the levy-focused investment activities that are our core work, Hort Innovation also forges partnerships with a broad range of co-investors to deliver investments through our Hort Frontiers arm. Hort Frontiers was established by Hort Innovation to address a range of long-term and complex issues that are critical to the future of Australian horticulture.

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Hort Innovation: Mango auto harvester

Opportunity for

  • Machinery manufacturing and distribution companies interested in new products and services
  • Agronomy service companies interested in new products and services
  • Led by

    Hort Innovation

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Research partner, Field trial, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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Apple Production Systems PIPS 4 Profit

Narrow orchard systems feature two-metre spaces between rows of trees while keeping the canopy narrow to expose fruit and leaves to enough sunlight to maximise yield and fruit quality
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    21 Jun 2023 - 1 Aug 2028

  • Research organisation

    University of Tasmania

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Australian pineapple industry field days

This investment delivers a national industry field day for the Australian pineapple sector to inform growers about how their levies have been used and the results of these investments
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    19 Feb 2024 - 30 Sep 2027

  • Research organisation

    Growcom Australia

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Electrochemical pest detection

This investment is developing a standalone electrochemical detection system for invasive pest insects that is readily deployable in shipping containers and adaptable to other settings
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    1 Jun 2023 - 14 Aug 2025

  • Research organisation

    Macquarie University

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Pistachio Production Research Program

This project supports improvements in the cultivation of pistachios and the uptake of new and changing production practices through research, development and extension activities
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    27 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2028

  • Research organisation

    Pistachio Growers Association Inc

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Scouting responses to labour challenges in Australian Horticulture

This short project will search for and identify startups from across the globe that have developed innovative labour efficiency technology which can be piloted or trialled within the Australian horticulture industry
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    1 Dec 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

  • Research organisation

    Startupbootcamp Australia

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