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How to make the most of evokeAG. 2025 coming to Queensland

Recipe: take a generous serving of a thriving and open local ecosystem. Add a hefty dash of a community hungry for innovation and solutions. Mix with passionate, open-minded people. What have you got? Queensland – the ideal place to host AgriFutures evokeAG. 2025 – and the perfect platform for Queensland organisations and innovators to now consider how they would like to be involved.  

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24 Apr 2024

More than just beaches and rainforests: Why Queensland is the perfect host for evokeAG. 2025

AgriFutures evokeAG. 2025 is heading to Queensland! Dynamic, diverse, and decentralised, Queensland’s agricultural sector is shifting gears – accelerating its transition from a powerhouse commodity producer to a powerhouse agrifood tech innovator. Here, Salvo Vitelli from Host State Partner, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland; Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer OAM and Philippe Ceulen from Brisbane-based agrifood tech VC, Mandalay Venture Partners, discuss why there’s no better place than Queensland to host evokeAG. 2025. 

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24 Apr 2024
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Five surprising similarities between agriculture and mining

Australia's economic landscape has long been characterised by two formidable pillars: mining and agriculture. These industries, while distinct in operation and sometimes at odds politically, share a tapestry of challenges, knowledge, and opportunities. Could the surprising interconnectedness of mining and agriculture pave the way for collaborative solutions to shared challenges? As Australia embarks on a journey towards sustainable economic development, harnessing the collective wisdom of these industries will be instrumental in realising our shared bounty.
Rebecca Tomkinson, CEO, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia explores five key factors of this symbiotic relationship.

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8 Apr 2024

Sober, yet hopeful reflections on agrifood tech funding for 2024 and beyond

What do you get when you have leading international agrifood tech venture capitalists (VCs) and top tier private equity investors on a panel? A lot of predictions about the future, of course. But this year a panel at evokeAG. 2024 also spoke openly about their reflections and the stark reality - a downturn in investment, coupled with geopolitical relations and inflation brings further financial headwinds. However, it’s certainly not all bad news. While entrepreneurs don’t have as much money to access from VCs, the overall agrifood tech ecosystem is maturing, with a broader awareness of the sector. 

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7 Apr 2024

Five agrifood innovators share how they score a premium

We often hear about the “cutting edge” or the most advanced technology or product but what about something that’s so radical and un-tested that it’s at the “bleeding edge”?
That kind of innovation can fill a gap in the market and deliver significant premiums but comes with risk.
A diverse group from the agrifood supply chain, both in Australian and export markets, share their insight in developing something new and finding a market willing to pay for it.

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27 Mar 2024

Fostering international collaborations to drive agritech innovations

Collaboration and innovation are key to overcoming the challenges facing the world’s agricultural sectors. Eleven UK companies recently visited Australia with Innovate UK to create new connections at AgriFutures evokeAG. on 20-21 February 2024 as part of an innovative program helping accelerate agritech solutions across the globe.

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12 Mar 2024

‘Courage is an interesting thing’: What makes agrifood tech founders stand out in a tough funding market?

In a challenging market for venture capital, agrifood tech investors are not only looking for innovations that could change the world, they’re looking for the founders who can make change happen. That means resilience, creativity, and something that looks a bit like courage.
AgFunder Founding Partner Michael Dean and Olympia Yarger, Founder and CEO of maggot-powered food waste management startup, Goterra explore the funding challenges in this market. For both, the key to success comes from a passion to solve the problem – and a sheer inability to give up.

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12 Mar 2024

Eitan Dan on change, horoscopes, and the bus tour that rolled CropX into Australia

Eitan Dan tells us he’s a Gemini – and that means he loves change. Whether it’s a new career, a move halfway across the world, or a pivot in direction for farming technology. Eitan is the Managing Director of CropX New Zealand and has previously led mega projects in intelligence and for homeland security, as well as serving as a Lieutenant Colonel of Israel Defence Forces. He shares the highs for CropX since they exhibited in Startup Alley at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023, his thoughts ahead of appearing in the new Scaleup Station at evokeAG. 2024, and why the little things matter – like farmers and their big fingers.

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24 Jan 2024
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