With almost two years in Melbourne under its belt, agtech-focused innovation hub SproutX has partnered with Mildura Regional Development (MRD) to open a coworking space at Mildura hub The Mill.
Rocket Seeder will guide those working on ideas around personalised nutrition, snacking on the go, healthy ageing, and sustainable consumption & packaging.
Queensland agriculture supply chain tracking startup BlockGrain has raised $1 million, or 800,000 XEMs, through the global NEM blockchain investment fund.
AgriFutures Australia has launched an education program aimed at helping schoolchildren in rural and regional Australia learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to the problems facing the agricultural sector.
FluroSat has raised $1.5 million from the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures, AirTree Ventures, and a group of strategic investors in the agricultural space led by Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) to help further develop its technology.
Monash University has partnered with Bosch Australia to create an agtech facility in Melbourne, which will work on the creation and testing of smart farming techniques.
AgriTech startup Smart Paddock is an IoT play that uses a smart ear tag to monitor the health and well-being of livestock.
Through the cloud-based ‘Spring Portal’ platform mining companies are able to easily manage their exploration and field staff online.
Wagga Wagga coworking space Working Spaces HQ has announced the second cohort taking part in Incubate @ 35 degrees, its regional incubator program.
Thinking it was ridiculous he was still using pen and paper to track his flock, Katanning sheep farmer Allan Wilson began looking into building an app to replace his notebook in 2013. The result, released late last year, is MyMobTracker.
Christchurch-born AgriTech startup CropLogic was named one of the most promising early stage ventures earlier this month at the annual Tech Investment 100 Awards (TN100 Awards), held in Auckland.
Melbourne startup AgriWebb was yesterday awarded top prize at Tech23’s startup competition in Sydney. The agritech startup received the People’s Choice Award, along with the $5,000 Digital Disruption Award, making it the most celebrated startup of the competition.
Sydney startup Full Profile is one of Australia’s only companies that is creating solutions for the cross sections of fintech and agritech. Using blockchain technology and smart contracts, Full Profile has developed a platform called AgriDigital that helps farmers get paid in real-time to solve the industry problem of counterparty risk for buyers and banks.
Taranaki startup Agtract, which has created job management software for rural contractors and farmers, has raised around NZ$500,000 in seed funding from Punakaiki Fund to help facilitate its launch around New Zealand.
Agrihack is an initiative of the RGTC Group, run by director Dianna Somerville, which wants to help position the Riverina as the agriculture centre of regional innovation.