FOOD FUTURES COMPANY TECH CHALLENGE

Unlock Australia's Native Ag+Food

In partnership with:

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Unlock Australia’s Native Ag+Food Industry

 

Australia’s Native Ag+Food  sector has considerable potential to deliver economic,  social, environmental, and health outcomes that will benefit Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australians but several industry challenges are holding it back. In collaboration with Agrifutures, ANFAB, and ThincLab, Food Futures Company is calling for start-ups, scale-ups, established ventures, and technology ready research teams to submit technology solutions that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Australia’s Native Ag+Food value chain. Teams are invited to apply with solutions to any of the challenge areas.

Are you ready to take Australia’s Native Ag+Food to the next level?
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Harvest, cleaning and handling

Harvest, cleaning and handling

Extracting more from less

 

Harvest, cleaning, and handling is incredibly difficult with many native plants. What can be learnt from other industries?

Some incredible bioactive compounds have been discovered in Australia’s native plants with amazing healing or nutritional properties. How can we extract these more efficiently? How do we continue to discover more?

CHALLENGE

AREAS

With support from Agrifutures, an extensive industry study was conducted. This study revealed that there were four areas where enabling technology would accelerate the growth and impact of this industry: harvest, cleaning and handling; extracting more from less; traceability; and wild harvest.

Traceability

Consumers are increasingly seeking to understand where their food comes from. This challenges looks to leverage technology to ensure that what consumers want is what they get.

Wild Harvest – Covering Country

Wild Harvest is hard on people with long and  often hot days. How can we help people do their job more  comfortably and efficiently.

APPLICATION

PROCESS

General applications will be received through our web platform. You will be asked to supply a short pitch deck that demonstrates your idea, the value it will bring to the industry, and the team behind the concept. APPLY. 

The best applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed. The best pitches will align to our judging criteria of Industry expertise, track record of getting traction and reliability, the size of the opportunity, and the capability of the team.

Up to ten technologies will be selected to participate in the Technology Challenge Program. Here you’ll be given access to the capabilities you need to further develop your concept and the industry networks for testing and commercialisation.

MEET THE COHORT

Learn all about the teams taking part in the 

2020 ideas to business program

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We will help you move your ideas and business ventures forward 

 

TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE PROGRAM

ONBOARDING

Program expectations and digital training

STAGE 1  

Weeks 1-3 Industry Immersion. Deepening your understanding of Australia’s Native Ag + Food industry, it’s challenges, and the problems your technology solution will solve.

STAGE 2

Weeks 3-6 Test & Learn. Building industry collaborations. Design and delivery of trial plan to prove concept.

 
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APPLICATION
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Upload a 5 slide presentation outlining your technology and how it unlocks the opportunity.
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Have you got questions?