Growing the food industry through skills development, engagement and innovation

 

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

 

 
 
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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.

 
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Researchers

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.

 
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Regional Business

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.                                                

 
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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.               

 

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 
The Start Something program encouraged me to think in a different and more productive way. I made valuable connections to move our Plant Cell Virtual Reality product forward. AgriStart are now mentoring our networking and making new connections to scale our applications nationally.
— KARINA PRICE; ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN PLANT ENERGY BIOLOGY
Peter helped our growth business enter the agriculture sector and to achieve a joint venture in Hong Kong. His experience and networks have been a significant help for our growth.
— Alex Goulios, CEO of SpringTech Agri
Tash has extensive knowledge of the state’s agricultural sector and a strong network in this space. Her professionalism, innovative ideas and ability to establish productive working relationships with diverse people have seen her implement programs that have had far reaching impacts.
— EMMA VENEEMA, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER CORE HUB