There are plenty of inspirational founder soundbites out there, but “you’ve got this” will only take you so far. So if you want to get the nitty-gritty behind growing a startup or nurturing the seed of an idea, heed the hard-won lessons from SproutX. Founders get a 10 out of 10 for passion, optimism and… Read more »
Mammoth dreams: Why the future of lab-grown meat will more boring than exotic and wildly problematic
Last week, an Australian “cultured meat” company called Vow made headlines with a meatball made from the flesh of a woolly mammoth – or something very much like it. Combining the technologies of lab-based cell culture and “de-extinction,” Vow scientists grew muscle proteins based on DNA sequences from the long-dead proboscideans. The meatball was not… Read more »
Invest Inya Farmer, a fintech that lets people put their money where their mouths are, plants $1.1 million Seed round
Agriculture fractional investment marketplace Invest Inya Farmer (IIF) has raised $1.1 million in Seed funding to give everyone to back the people who grow what they eat. The round was led by Investible, alongside global agtech VC AgFunder and high net worth investors. IIF has built a smartphone app that allows users to browse and… Read more »
A consortium of leading agrifood stakeholders including government, industry groups and research organisations are collaborating to build a better picture of the nation’s agriculture supply chain through a new data-based project. The Australian AgriFood Data Exchange (AAFDE) is being designed as an open data platform controlled by users to improve collaboration up and down the… Read more »
It’s World Space Week, October 4-10, with the theme ‘satellites improve life’, and AgriFutures Australia is marking the occasion by getting farmers to turn their attention on space technologies. An upcoming AgriFutures Australia collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU) is exploring why farmers should be looking to space to solve industry challenges. Space technologies… Read more »
Australian farmers will be able to access some of the latest knowledge on cotton nutrition in the next season, thanks to a new licensing agreement between CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and FluroSat, Australia’s leading crop health analytics startup.
Schultz will work with cofounders Andrew Grant and Remo Carbone to develop and commercialise technology for the food, wine, and agriculture industries.
The CSIRO has launched the Rural Intelligence Platform, a platform using satellite imagery to track paddocks and their performance over time, to better inform decision making in the agricultural sector.
Agtech startup Ceres Tag has successfully trialled its so-called ‘FitBit for cows’ at the CSIRO’s Lansdown Research Station in Queensland.
There is significant growth forecasted for Australian agriculture, particularly if the sector takes advantage of the opportunities provided by technology.
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.
Byron Bay agtech Munch Crunch Organics is building a sustainable model to meet demand for fresh produce
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.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s Bobbie the Bear took China by storm a few years ago, transforming the scented teddy bear into an overnight celebrity.
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.