Funds Available to Advance Agtech Innovation
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has made funding available to stimulate further innovation in the agricultural technology sector.
The assistance will enable recipients to participate in the Combine Agtech Hub, a Perth-based initiative that supports emerging agtech businesses.
Department Agribusiness and Food Investment lead Susan Hall said the funds would assist applicants to transform their concepts and designs into digital solutions.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for fledging start-ups and people with a great agtech business idea to develop their plans in a safe and stimulating environment,” Ms Hall said.
“Successful applicants will receive free access to state-of-the-art office space at the Flux innovation hub, access to mentoring and networking events and the opportunity to work alongside like-minded people to stimulate synergies and collaboration.”
The funding is a part of the department’s commitment to advance agtech in Western Australia and complements other initiatives, including the Digital Farm Grants program, the recent AgTech Hackathon and support to attend the HARVEST AgTech Accelerator program.
“Ag tech has become an essential component of successful agricultural businesses, which enables WA enterprises to operate and compete in an increasingly fast-paced, global marketplace,” Ms Hall said.
Applications to participate in the Combine Agtech Hub can be made via the Flux website.