To connect the community of agritech innovators, farmers, investor groups, government regulators, researchers, industry bodies and interested public to catalyse profitable innovation
To develop and promote the market for Australian knowledge-based AgriTech products and services to a global audience of customers and investors;
To grow the value of the Australian food and fibre sector through the development and adoption of technology
To expand Australia’s role as a global AgriTech innovation hub and foster collaboration with other international centers of excellence;
To attract world-leading global agritech businesses to Australia and create growth and regional economic opportunity
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.
To build a world-class Agritech sector that supports achieving the $100Bn national target for Agriculture AND develops a $20Bn+ a year industry of technology exports and opportunities.
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
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.
The Australian AgriTech Association was incorporated by the following individuals who also act as the inaugural officeholders for the association.
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.