Dubbed “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times, Robyn O’Brien is a globally renowned speaker and author on food innovation and entrepreneurship. She observes the challenges our big, bold innovators must overcome to design solutions that will shape the future of our food systems.
Tell someone they’re flying on a plane powered by sugar cane waste or used cooking oil, and you are sure to raise a few eyebrows! Here Airbus’ ANZ Chief Representative Stephen Forshaw shares, how science and agriculture can play a major part in solving one of the world’s toughest decarbonisation challenges – reducing carbon emissions from aviation.
Grand ideas to improve access to technology, international experience, and innovative approaches to improve the sustainability of farming, aquaculture and livestock, these are just some of the cutting-edge concepts that will be explored by Future Young Leaders at evokeAG. 2024.
It’s your last chance to get your application in for the evokeAG. Startup Program. With applications closing on Monday, 23 October, AgriFutures Program Manager, Dallas Pearce is expecting applications in climate tech, mining tech, and everything in between – and she encourages startups from across the agri-food tech spectrum to apply.
In a world grappling with environmental concerns and ambitious carbon reduction targets, increasingly innovation has become the linchpin to address global challenges. The urgency to combat climate change and meet evolving market, consumer, and regulatory demands, continues to grow, requiring innovation that drives productivity while mitigating environmental harm. And seaweed has now become a key agent of change.
As Queensland ramps up its ambition to become a “world-leading agtech destination”, a growing number of innovative local players are bursting onto the national scene. Here’s four that stole the spotlight in Startup Alley at evokeAG. 2023.
Farming in today’s economic climate is a battle between productivity and sustainability but what if there was a way for these two objectives to be achieved in tandem? Is it possible to grow economic prosperity at the same time as we diminish our carbon footprint? Could we revitalise Australia’s landscapes by the way we farm them? As it turns out, the answer lies in the hands of our farmers.
With the race on in Australia to explore more sustainable food production methods, global technology groups Bühler and Vyncke are backing local agribusinesses to fast-track innovation in fields such as complementary proteins, biomass, insects and beers.
Billions of dollars and decades of experience in venture capital come together as five leading global investors talk agrifood tech – and their outlook is bright.
evokeAG. 2023 set the scene for this high-powered discussion about what’s impacting agrifood tech investment.
Global investment in agrifood technology has steadily increased over the past decade or so. So, what’s driving this growth? Between decarbonisation, supply chains and innovation in the field (literally) big opportunities lay ahead.