The Australian AgriTech Association is an open and inclusive membership-based association established to foster a world-class agritech ecosystem and help create a prosperous future for Australian agrifood innovation.

AusAgritech will focus on these core objectives

Community connections.

To connect the community of agritech innovators, farmers, investor groups, government regulators, researchers, industry bodies and interested public to catalyse profitable innovation

New growth opportunities.

To develop and promote the market for Australian knowledge-based AgriTech products and services to a global audience of customers and investors;

Technology adoption and impact.

To grow the value of the Australian food and fibre sector through the development and adoption of technology

Global agritech collaboration

To expand Australia’s role as a global AgriTech innovation hub and foster collaboration with other international centers of excellence;

Opportunity and talent attraction.

To attract world-leading global agritech businesses to Australia and create growth and regional economic opportunity

Register to become part of the movement

Please provide your contact details below to express your interest in becoming a member of the Australian AgriTech Association. In the coming weeks, we will provide further information about membership levels, costs and meeting schedules.

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History

The formation of the Association is the culmination of several industry-led initiatives. The ‘Australia for Agriculture 4.0’ Task Force & Roundtable have actively worked toward similar objectives since establishment in November 2018 by Austrade. The Task Force has directly collaborated in the establishment of AusAgriTech.

The recent establishment of the ANZ AgriTech Council was also an important stimulus to the creation of AusAgriTech as a counterpart organization to AgriTech New Zealand. Both organizations can now directly collaborate to promote trans-Tasman capability and global recognition in agrifood innovation

Background

In recent years, the global market opportunity in agricultural and food innovation has continued to grow – attracting greater international focus and investment. Sadly, Australia has not yet managed to attract a significant proportion of this investment, despite having a competitive, if somewhat immature, agritech startup ecosystem. Of the US$16.9 billion invested globally in 2018, Australia attracted only US$29 million.

The Australian AgriTech Association seeks to directly address this shortfall by undertaking advocacy and collaborating in development activity intended to grow the Australian agritech ecosystem and simultaneously promoting Australia’s capability to international partners.

Founding Board

The Australian AgriTech Association was incorporated by the following individuals who also act as the inaugural officeholders for the association.

Join the community discussion

We have set up a community Slack to foster connections and discussion amongst the broader AusAgritech community. Follow the link below to join the conversation.