In just three years, investment in Australian agrifood tech has skyrocketed. With the planet’s rapidly growing population, never-ending climate concerns, and an urgent shift towards sustainability, the market for innovative agrifood tech has never been so hungry.
The golden age of agrifood tech investment is upon us, if you ask John Harvey, managing director of AgriFutures Australia.
The timing couldn’t be better for the return of Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event, AgriFutures evokeᴬᴳ, after a two-year hiatus. Over two action-packed days (February 21 and 22), the greatest minds in agrifood tech will gather at the Adelaide Convention Centre to explore, collaborate and support the innovative ideas of their peers. From farmers to founders, investors to scientists, it will be a who’s who of agrifood tech.
Making a difference on the ground
John gave Startup Daily a preview of what to expect from this year’s event. The theme of evokeᴬᴳ 2023 is Down To Earth, exploring the opportunity around technology and its potential to actually make a difference outside of a theoretical conversation. With a focus on practical and impactful innovation, AgriFutures is looking to support collaboration between all kinds of agrifood tech players; from those with funding, to those on the ground and in the paddocks.
“We’re looking for startups, we’re looking for investors, we’re looking for researchers,” John tells Startup Daily. “[People] who are really interested in making a difference on the ground.”
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