Agtech innovation initiatives
The Business Development team manages a number of Agtech innovation initiatives. Our innovation strategy is aimed to deliver more impact to grower profitability through improved targeting and support of the ag-tech start-up innovation ecosystem. These programs aim to address different unmet needs in the innovation process.
These programs include:
- Growers as Innovators
- our Accelerator Program
The $50 million GrainInnovate fund was established by GRDC and Artesian. It was launched in February 2019 and invests in start-ups to help drive the future profitability and sustainability of Australia's grain growers.
The fund has invested in 16 start-ups to date.
For more information about the fund and investee companies, visit the GrainInnovate website.
The Growers as Innovators program aims to support innovative growers in market-testing their ideas and potentially bringing them to market.
The program is currently being run by Farmers2Founders as a cross - Rural Research and Development Corporations initiative. Find out more information about our Growers as Innovators program.
Our Accelerator Program seeks non-exclusive partnerships with the Agtech accelerator capacity already existing in Australia.
Proposals from eligible accelerator program providers are encouraged on an ongoing basis.
Please contact the Business Development team email@example.com for more information on these programs.
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