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Record-breaking season for SproutX

Record-breaking season for SproutX

On 19 April 2018, Melbourne-based SproutX ag-tech accelerator hub announced this year’s cohort of 19 start-ups – making it the world’s most active ag-tech investor.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2018
SparkLabs' first intake of ag-tech start-ups join accelerator program at the GATE

SparkLabs' first intake of ag-tech start-ups join accelerator program at the GATE

The Australian arm of global tech accelerator and investor firm SparkLabs has announced its first cohort of start-ups for a seven-month accelerator program at the GATE, a DPI-backed ag-tech innovation hub launched recently in regional NSW.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Mar 2018
Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up AgUnity, already boasting of a string of wins for its blockchain-based AgLedger app, which helps boost efficiency and income for some of the world’s poorest farmers, will go global in 2018, pitching to major investors at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Fran and at the Global Future Agro Challenge in Turkey.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Feb 2018
Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Australian company The Yield recently launched a new microclimate predictions system for growers of wine grapes and other climate-sensitive crops. Known as Sensing+™, the system combines sensing hardware, AI and grower-friendly mobile apps to enable “faster, more informed decision-making”.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

What should ag-tech entrepreneurs bear in mind as they look towards a food-strapped future? The annual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit attempts to answer this question and more. Check out the top 10 takeaways from last year’s San Francisco Summit, then register for this year's.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
SproutX seeks ag-tech start-ups for 2018 Accelerator program

SproutX seeks ag-tech start-ups for 2018 Accelerator program

Melbourne-based ag-tech accelerator hub SproutX is seeking suitable start-ups for its 2018 Accelerator program, which offers successful applicants AU$40,000 each; high-level mentoring and networking opportunities; technical, business, investor and marketing support; and ongoing funding post-program.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Feb 2018
New farm decision platform set to bridge rural data connectivity gap

New farm decision platform set to bridge rural data connectivity gap

Innovation Central’s new ‘farm tough’ decision platform, designed to streamline the collection and transfer of on-farm data for climate, soil moisture, pasture and animal performance, could help end rural Australia's ‘data drought’, claims project partner Cisco.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Feb 2018
Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

A brace of award-winning autonomous concept vehicles, able to till, sow, spray and harvest, adjust for inclines, negotiate uneven terrain, avoid obstacles and monitor their own performance all without a human at the helm, should be on the market soon, promising to free farmers from tedious cropping tasks forever.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Jan 2018
TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

The Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool, developed by CSIRO scientists, generates optimal transport routes for agriculture, making it faster, simpler and cheaper to deliver ag commodities and informing major infrastructure planning.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 29th Nov 2017
Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Responding to industry demand, NSW DPI has developed a practical precision agronomy course that aims to help farmers use the latest digital technology to improve on-farm decision-making and boost their bottom lines.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Nov 2017

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