Australia is uniquely positioned to contribute to the global, growing agricultural technology (Agtech) sector. The groundwork already exists with plenty of land, and already sophisticated farming practices and a world-class education and research system. Cicada, in partnership with MLA Donor Company, is launching an Agtech commercialisation program. This program is provided for free to participants.
This twelve-week program will take a concept or technology through extensive customer validation, developing both a business model and pitch for investors. Participation is open to those who work in the agricultural sector, researchers, graduates or those who have a concept or technology from another industry.
If this sounds like something you are interested in please submit an EOI below and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the program in more detail.
1 June – Formal applications open
27 July – Innovation Challenge event, hosted by Cicada Innovations
28th July – Applications close
15 August – Announcement of accepted applicants
4 September – Program commences
30 November – Program concludes
What is ‘Agtech’?
For the purposes of our program Agtech is broader than technologies that support ‘pre-farmgate’ agricultural production. We are seeking to work with pre-farmgate and post-farmgate technologies, as well as food technologies, food packaging and food innovations.
For further information please contact George Peppou by email George@CicadaInnovations.com
MLA Donor Company Limited (MDC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meat & Livestock Australia. MDC accelerates innovation across the value chain so the Australian red meat and livestock industry can remain globally competitive. It does this by attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and others to co-invest in innovation that will benefit the red meat industry.
MDC is partnering with Cicada Innovations through its innovation and entrepreneurship connect platform, I+E CONNECT. I+E CONNECT ensures the Australian red meat industry is effectively engaged with the global AgTech/FoodTech/food innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem to accelerate the delivery of commercially viable solutions that create unique and competitive positions.