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Robotics in agriculture – where are we now and where are we headed?

Australia's agtech sector has seen impressive growth in recent years, with $1.7 billion worth of venture capital spent in 2017; and a further string of VC megadeals continuing the momentum well into 2018 and 2019. Robotics has been at the forefront of this growth with some notable innovations – both already on shelves and in the pipeline. Vegetable…

4 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Food & Agriculture | Technology

The future of Australian AgTech

Australia’s AgTech sector has seen impressive growth in recent years with $123.8 million worth of angel and seed funding reported in 2017 and a tenfold increase in venture capital deals since 2014. Business startup accelerator GrowLab – owned by Cicada Innovations – has been at the forefront of this growth, having recently graduated its second…

14 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Food & Agriculture | Technology | Uncategorised

Australian AgTech – a rich hunting ground for venture capital

Australia’s AgTech sector has grown considerably over the last decade and is showing further signs of maturity, with a hefty $123.8 million worth of angel and seed funding logged in 2017. Until recently, however, a lack of local investment data has been stunting its progress - a number of investors put off by the opacity…

1 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Food & Agriculture

An insight into AgTech in Australia with Andrew Lai

The inaugural AgTech Summit will explore how technology is revolutionising a traditional Australian industry. In the lead-up to this not-to-be-missed event, we spoke with Andrew Lai, Accelerator Director from SproutX to gain an insight into his views on Ag Tech in Australia.   Why do you think it’s so important for Australia to invest in…

27 Feb 2018, by Informa Insights

Food & Agriculture

What if the Silicon Valley of food manufacturing was in Australia?

The recipe for sustainable growth? Talent, Opportunity and Innovation. When the three line up, something special happens. Unfortunately, they are all in short supply in Australia at the moment, hence building the conditions for them to collide and create new possibilities is essential to underpin healthy growth prospects. Nicolas Georges, Director of Research and Development -…

1 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

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