Wagga Wagga is set to boost its agtech chops further, with impact investment services firm Blue River Group launching Bridge Hub, an innovation hub to test and commercialise new ideas in the agrifood sector.
AgriWebb, which has created a farm and livestock management solution, has secured a $14 million investment from UK outfit Wheatsheaf Group for a minority stake in the business.
Almost $850 million (US$630 million) of venture capital was invested in Australian startups in the 2017-18 financial year, a new record for the local ecosystem.
The vision for Munch Crunch Organics is not to compete with the big retailers but to provide a sustainable and affordable model to meet demand for produce.
Australian agtech startup OneCrop was this week named the winner of the first prize at the Future Food Asia Awards, taking home US$100,000 in prize money.
T-Provenance will look at the applications of its blockchain tech to ensure food safety, traceability, and authenticity throughout the supply chain.
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.
The Cultiv8 program in Orange will see participants given access to over 13,000 hectares of trial farmland spread across four ‘climatic zones’.
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.
Feastively’s promise is that meals take only 15 minutes to cook or prepare, in one pan, with Feastively’s chefs doing all the chopping of ingredients and pre-cooking for them.
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.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.