What’s coming next in ag tech? A wealth of insights were shared at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre yesterday where ag tech innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, service providers and regulators from around Australia gathered for the second annual 400M Ag Tech conference organised by Food Leaders Australia.
About $20million worth of farm and resource management applications, supply chain solutions and bio-technology will be explored at the May 18, 400M AgTech Investment Forum in Toowoomba.
The company behind the development of collar-based virtual fencing technology plans to release a prototype version of its product around mid-year, in the next stage towards commercial launch.
Meat & Livestock Australia subsidiary the MLA Donor Company (MDC) has teamed up with Australia’s first national agtech innovation hub, SproutX, to encourage entrepreneurs and startups to solve some of the biggest issues facing the red meat and livestock industry, through new technology, ideas and data.
Australian agtech startups will receive help to create connections, build skills and find funding to commercialise their ideas under a new national program launched on Friday.
Venture capital expert Andrew Kelly has several key messages for agri-tech innovations to keep in mind when pitching to big corporate investors for funding.
We have heard many times that agriculture will have to double production, using less land and less water, over the next 30 years to meet growing global demand for food, fuel and fibre. It’s clearly a huge challenge. But it’s also a massive opportunity, and one global investors are only just waking up to, as a unique agriculture investment forum in Toowoomba this week found.