WA has a unique opportunity to enhance agricultural production and exports of premium food, which can be realised with the adoption of the very best technology.
AgriStart provides a holistic program of innovation, and the adoption of innovation, across the agricultural sector. Our approach includes commercialisation workshops in regional agri centres, a state-wide technology accelerator program (the HARVEST Accelerator Program), an export webinar series for growers, and a program of events introducing sector experts and innovation facilitators.
“The agricultural industry in WA is worth about $8 billion.”
DAFWA Premium Agri-food Market Opportunity report (2016)
AGRISTART ARE EXPERTS IN cORPORATE INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING, AGRICULTURE AND AGRITECH
WHO WE WORK WITH
Our focus is on outcomes based innovation for the food industry.
AgriStart connects researchers, growers, start-ups and businesses to drive innovation in the agriculture and food industry. We facilitate interactions across the different parts of the agri research and business ecosystems to create a funnel of support to producers to help grow food export markets and enhance sustainable production.
AgriStart is working with researchers to commercialise their research ideas by helping them identify the potential impact of their research, understand their market needs and connecting them to end users to validate the ideas. We connect researchers to new opportunities in the agri sector.
Our AgriConnect regional workshops connect growers and agribusinesses to provide opportunities for commercial growth in agtech and food industries. AgriStart facilitates mentoring programs and will deliver a regional webinar series in 2018.
Corporates and Agtech Start-ups
AgriStart delivers unique corporate innovation programs that focus on outcomes for the agricultural industry. We connect start-ups to farmers to trial technology and help access funding. Our Harvest Accelerator in 2018 will enhance support for the agtech sector.