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Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

Investment Renewable Energy
11 May 2022
5 min read
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Onside’s Series A set to launch at evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

New Zealand agritech tool, Onside is helping its users – from farmers to big time corporates – reduce biosecurity risks and save the agricultural industry billions of dollars. With rising adoption in Australia, Onside is ready to scale into the US and will launch its Series A funding round at the evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner in June in Sydney.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read
Adelaide Convention Centre

What makes South Australia the state of innovation?

evokeAG. is set to return in 2023 and is heading to Adelaide, South Australia – the state of innovation. In the lead up to the global event we hear from South Australian agritech leaders Oli Madgett, Michael Macolino, and Penny Schulz about the homegrown innovations and why South Australia is the perfect place for evokeAG. 2023 Down to Earth.

Future evokeag. 2023
16 May 2022
5 min read
Impossible Foods

Synthetic biology and its place in our future food system

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident,” once shared by German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Here Mike Lee, global food innovation expert explores the future possibilities of cellular agriculture and what it means for farmers.

Food
5 May 2022
10 min read
Optiweigh digital agriculture

Data interoperability and the digital revolution of agriculture

Data has become the source of truth for agricultural performance and productivity on-farm. Ensuring its protection and usability is key to maximising its value for farmers and agritech vendors. Here agritech founder and industry expert, Oli Madgett shares his views on building consensus on data specifications and why it’s so important for Australia.

Farm
6 Apr 2022
6 min read

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Oli Madgett

Oli Madgett

CEO & Co-Founder | Platfarm

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Mike Lee Alpha Food Labs

Mike Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Alpha Food Labs | Founder The Future Market

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Natasha Teakle

Managing Director and Co-Founder | AgriStart

Abbey, WA

Samuel Johnston at evokeAG. 2020

Sam Johnston

Co-Founder of Thank A Farmer For Your Next Meal | Future Young Leader

Forbes, NSW

Judy Kennedy

Judy Kennedy

Freelancer | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

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Adelaide Convention Centre

What makes South Australia the state of innovation?

evokeAG. is set to return in 2023 and is heading to Adelaide, South Australia – the state of innovation. In the lead up to the global event we hear from South Australian agritech leaders Oli Madgett, Michael Macolino, and Penny Schulz about the homegrown innovations and why South Australia is the perfect place for evokeAG. 2023 Down to Earth.

Future evokeag. 2023
16 May 2022
5 min read

How we use data and maximise its value for agriculture

Data is helping drive productivity in agriculture and ensuring its usability and protection is vital. Here Oli Madgett speaks with Andrew Skinner and Andrew Cooke about community consensus on data specifications and standards.

Farm
12 May 2022
40 min listen

Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read
Moira Smith D-CAT

UK-Australia collaboration drives space innovation

Join us as Oli Madgett catches up with Dr Moira Smith, D-CAT Chief Technology Officer, talking all things 'Digital Content Analysis Technology', the value of taking a global view on precision agriculture, and the UK-Australia Space Bridge - a partnership focused on facilitating collaboration between the two countries’ space sectors.

Tech
7 Apr 2022
5 min read

AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Network applications open

Innovative and scalable agritech solutions will be key for early-stage startups looking to score a place in the next round of the AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Network Program. Applications are now open for six successful founders ready to connect with growers, trial technology on-farm, and scale into new markets.

Tech
6 Apr 2022
4 min read

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Impossible Foods

Synthetic biology and its place in our future food system

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident,” once shared by German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Here Mike Lee, global food innovation expert explores the future possibilities of cellular agriculture and what it means for farmers.

Food Synbio
5 May 2022
10 min read

Learning from failure with James Madden, Flinders + Co.

Founder and Managing Director of Flinders + Co, James Madden shares his learnings about carbon neutral products and the path-to-market in the highly competitive shelves of major retailers and why embracing “failure culture” could lead to greater innovation and success for Australian startups.

Food
31 Mar 2022
37 min listen

Sustainable global consumer trends and what it means for farmers

Globally renowned food innovation expert, Mike Lee observes the top four consumer trends and the opportunity areas for farmers to take charge in designing solutions that will help shape the future of food, which he believes is currently led by ‘celebrity chefs’.

Food
8 Mar 2022
7 min read
Justin Webb, Co-Founder and CEO AgriWebb

Global exports and the green ‘basket fillers’

It will come as a surprise to nobody, that European consumers are looking for more sustainable food and fibre products – this is a global trend. Justin Webb, AgriWebb, breaks down why this is a great opportunity for Australian farmers to claim a global advantage using ‘ground truth’ data.

Food
4 Mar 2022
9 min read

AgriWebb empowers producers to capture maximum value

In this episode we speak to Justin Webb, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AgriWebb, on how the farm management technology is supporting farmers to share their sustainability stories to global consumers – and earn premium prices for practices backed by verified data.

Food
3 Mar 2022
35 min listen

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Future

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Adelaide Convention Centre

What makes South Australia the state of innovation?

evokeAG. is set to return in 2023 and is heading to Adelaide, South Australia – the state of innovation. In the lead up to the global event we hear from South Australian agritech leaders Oli Madgett, Michael Macolino, and Penny Schulz about the homegrown innovations and why South Australia is the perfect place for evokeAG. 2023 Down to Earth.

Future evokeag. 2023
16 May 2022
5 min read

Synthetic biology and its place in our future food system

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident,” once shared by German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Here Mike Lee, global food innovation expert explores the future possibilities of cellular agriculture and what it means for farmers.

Food
5 May 2022
10 min read

UK-Australia collaboration drives space innovation

Join us as Oli Madgett catches up with Dr Moira Smith, D-CAT Chief Technology Officer, talking all things 'Digital Content Analysis Technology', the value of taking a global view on precision agriculture, and the UK-Australia Space Bridge - a partnership focused on facilitating collaboration between the two countries’ space sectors.

Tech
7 Apr 2022
5 min read

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Onside’s Series A set to launch at evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

New Zealand agritech tool, Onside is helping its users – from farmers to big time corporates – reduce biosecurity risks and save the agricultural industry billions of dollars. With rising adoption in Australia, Onside is ready to scale into the US and will launch its Series A funding round at the evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner in June in Sydney.

Investment Biosecurity
11 May 2022
5 min read

Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read

Marron crayfish, primed as the next global food sensation

Western Australian startup, Aquatic AI is leading the charge with a fully automated vertical aquaculture system for marron crayfish – set to rival the iconic WA rock lobster industry. Co-founders, Andrew Walker and Michael Storey are seeking investment to develop a scaled supply chain for premium export markets.

Investment
7 Apr 2022
25 min listen
Sam Duncan FarmLab

FarmLab gears up for Series A funding round to scale tech globally

Agritech startup, FarmLab is on a mission to help 1 million farmers sequester 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2025, with grand plans to scale up technology across Australia, the US and Europe – and now actively seeking investors for its $3 million Series A funding round.

Tech
24 Jan 2022
6 min read

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New WA Hub seeks innovative solutions to drought

Growers will be at the forefront of innovation with the launch of the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, designed to help manage climate variability and increase productivity on-farm through innovative technologies and grassroots collaboration.

Farm
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

Innovation, collaboration and persistence: the art of growing red meat market access

A joint effort by the red meat sector and government has delivered sought-after shelf-life extensions for vacuum-packed chilled sheepmeat and beef exports to key markets in the Middle East. However, innovative packaging and freight solutions are still required to extend shelf life of fresh sheepmeat carcase exports – which accounts for the bulk trade to the Middle East – to capture similar value and recover from the COVID-19 induced airfreight capacity crunch.

Research
27 Oct 2021
6 min read

The future of Artificial Intelligence and why Australia should take control

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already creating exponential impact globally, and locally for our food and fibre supply chain, by alleviating workforce and labour shortages – a problem for Australian and global agriculture. 
In this episode we hear from the Queensland AI Hub about the endless opportunities that Artificial Intelligence offers the Australian tech industry and how we can make the most of it. 

Future
7 Oct 2021
35 min listen

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Adelaide Convention Centre

What makes South Australia the state of innovation?

evokeAG. is set to return in 2023 and is heading to Adelaide, South Australia – the state of innovation. In the lead up to the global event we hear from South Australian agritech leaders Oli Madgett, Michael Macolino, and Penny Schulz about the homegrown innovations and why South Australia is the perfect place for evokeAG. 2023 Down to Earth.

Future evokeag. 2023
16 May 2022
5 min read

How we use data and maximise its value for agriculture

Data is helping drive productivity in agriculture and ensuring its usability and protection is vital. Here Oli Madgett speaks with Andrew Skinner and Andrew Cooke about community consensus on data specifications and standards.

Farm
12 May 2022
40 min listen

Onside’s Series A set to launch at evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

New Zealand agritech tool, Onside is helping its users – from farmers to big time corporates – reduce biosecurity risks and save the agricultural industry billions of dollars. With rising adoption in Australia, Onside is ready to scale into the US and will launch its Series A funding round at the evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner in June in Sydney.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read

Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read
Impossible Foods

Synthetic biology and its place in our future food system

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident,” once shared by German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Here Mike Lee, global food innovation expert explores the future possibilities of cellular agriculture and what it means for farmers.

Food
5 May 2022
10 min read