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Top Agrifood Tech Startups Selected for evokeAG 2024

The AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program provides a premier opportunity for agrifood tech and innovation startup and scaleup businesses to directly connect with potential investors and corporates from across

Hailing from across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, startup businesses selected are creating innovative solutions that address complex global challenges, from waste management and sustainable production, to decarbonisation, to drive positive change to Australian food systems.

The AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program provides a premier opportunity for agrifood tech and innovation startup and scaleup businesses to directly connect with potential investors and corporates from across the world, grow their networks, and expand their customer base.

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AgriFutures General Manger, Global Innovation Networks, Harriet Mellish, said when it comes to innovation and technology in the agrifood sector, Australia is on the edge of immense opportunity and this cohort reflects that.

“The businesses selected for the Startup Program demonstrate exceptional technology that will help revolutionise the sector, have strong market potential, and a clear vision for the future and growth opportunities for the business,” Ms Mellish said.

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“From sustainable wine packaging, to an advanced whole-farm economic decision tool and a technology to turn rice straw waste into bio-asphalt, the innovations and opportunities they hold for the future of Australia’s food system are immense.

“The Startup Program will also connect producers with technology that will help to push their productivity to the edge; help investors and corporates find a competitive edge by partnering with some of the most exciting agrifood tech startups in the region; and highlight technologies and innovations to address some of the most pressing challenges as the world teeters on the edge of ecological, environmental and economic uncertainty” Ms Mellish added.

Since its inception in 2019, the evokeAG. Startup Program has helped drive investment to, and growth of, more than 80 of Australian and global agrifood tech startups.

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The 2024 evokeAG. Startup Program cohort is set to join this impressive list of innovators, exhibiting in the event’s Startup Alley which is brought to you by Syngenta and showcases the most innovative and exceptional companies in agrifood tech innovation.

The 40 startups selected as part of this cohort include:

  1. Agora Livestock (WA)
  2. Agtuary (VIC)
  3. Aquacultr Group (NSW)
  4. AquaWatch Solutions (NZ)
  5. Azaneo (NSW)
  6. Bitwise Agronomy (TAS)
  7. Boost AI (NSW)
  8. Bovonic Limited (NZ)
  9. C4C Packaging (WA)
  10. Converte (NSW)
  11. Energy Farmers Australia (WA)
  12. EXTAG (WA)
  13. Farmed Carbon (NSW)
  14. Farm Optimisation Group (WA)
  15. Food2Soil (NSW)
  16. Gaia Project Australia (VIC)
  17. Grown Not Flown (VIC)
  18. Hone Corporation (NSW)
  19. InvertiGro (NSW)
  20. Laconik (WA)
  21. LB Agtech (VIC)
  22. MaxSil (QLD)
  23. NanoSoils Bio (NSW)
  24. Nitronic (WA)
  25. Optomni (SA)
  26. Orijin Plus (WA)
  27. Protequus (USA)
  28. Rainstick (QLD)
  29. Stoktake (VIC)
  30. Ten Carbon Chemistry (ACT)
  31. TerraCipher (QLD)
  32. The Leaf Protein Co. (VIC)
  33. Transport Genie (Canada)
  34. Uluu (WA)
  35. Universal Biosecurity Ltd (WA)
  36. VetChip (WA)
  37. Xsights Digital (WA)
  38. Yarta (NSW)
  39. Y-Trace (WA)
  40. Zondii (NSW)

Ms Mellish said 10 of these startups will be selected by AgriFutures to demonstrate their technology to conference-goers at evokeAG. 2024 on the demo stage, and a small contingent of Australian and New Zealand startups and scaleups will also have the opportunity to present to potential customers and investors at the event’s Culinary Capital Dinner on the eve of the two day event.

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“We are very excited and proud to be bringing this impressive cohort to Perth in 2024. There aren’t many programs of this kind that connect future industry leaders in the agrifood tech innovation space, directly to global investors and customers that will help them grow, refine, and further market their business,” Ms Mellish said.

For the first time ever, AgriFutures evokeAG. also selected 10 scaleup businesses to exhibit in the new Scaleup Station. This initiative enables scaleup businesses who have previously exhibited in Startup Alley (at the 2019, 2020 or 2023 event) to demonstrate their advancements, connect with potential partners, and further accelerate their growth journey.

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Businesses selected to exhibit in the inaugural Scaleup Station, include:

  1. Agronomeye (NSW)
  2. Bird Control Group (Netherlands)
  3. CropX Limited (NZ)
  4. FarmLab PTY LTD (NSW)
  5. Agbot (QLD)
  6. Goanna Ag (QLD)
  7. Pairtree Intelligence Pty Ltd (NSW)
  8. SwarmFarm Robotics (QLD)
  9. Whole Green Foods (WA)
  10. Zetifi (NSW)

About evokeAG

evokeAG. 2024 is powered by AgriFutures Australia and funded by the Australian Government, Platinum Partner Elders, and Host City Partner the Government of Western Australia.

AgriFutures evokeAG. connects the agrifood innovation community across the Asia Pacific and around the world. We do this by providing a digital platform and a premier agrifood tech event where farmers share their experiences, startups pitch their potential, scientists showcase their discoveries, global business leaders share their insights and industry experts debate their opinions.

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The event, which continues to grow year-on-year, will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20 – 21 February 2024.

The 2024 evokeAGtheme, Exceptional Edge, represents a relentless pursuit of innovation within the ag sector and across the Asia-Pacific region at a critical juncture for the sector. The event will showcase cutting-edge technologies, disruptive business models, research and development, and sustainable practices with the potential to transform the future of the agriculture sector and value chain. 

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