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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.

Creating a collaborative agrifood tech investment landscape in Australia: Opportunities and challenges in 2024

2023 was a very challenging year for the startup world. Across the board, the number of deals, speed of investment, valuations, and totals invested all saw a downturn. Uncertainty ran high. Conservatism pervaded. It was tough for investors and startups alike. Here Sarah Nolet, Managing Partner, Tenacious Ventures and speaker at evokeAG. 2024 explores what startups need to scale in 2024, the paths to returns, and what the influx of international investors means for agrifood tech in Australia.

A sweet future for Australia’s biggest plant protein crop

With a showstopping flowerhead worthy of a wedding bouquet, sweet lupin cuts a fine figure across Western Australia’s wheatbelt. Despite its enviable protein content, lupin is still mostly consigned to stockfeed. Now, with the help of both CSIRO and Curtin University, WA-based regen food and ag company, Wide Open Agriculture, is on a mission to unlock the food potential of Australia’s biggest plant protein crop.

‘Fertile ground’ New report shows challenges, opportunities and perspectives of agtech in Australia

At the intersection of innovation, sustainability and economic growth – agtech can help underpin the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries. But delivering this exceptional edge means on-farm adoption. A new report by evokeAG. 2024 partner, RSM Australia, recommends greater cooperation to increase awareness and education about innovative solutions. The RSM report unpicks the challenges and opportunities for the Australian agtech sector with insight from leading technology businesses.

How collaborative ecosystems are driving innovation in agrifood

Take cutting-edge agrifood technology, build lasting collaboration to drive further innovation, test at scale and value-add – creating benefits not just for one business but an entire community. It’s an approach to innovation that gives the work of the Future Food Systems CRC an ‘exceptional edge’ and one the CRC is keen to showcase at evokeAG. 2024. 

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