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Victoria’s recycling industry has been provided a $1 million funding package as part of the State Government’s response to China’s National Sword policy.
The move is part of the Victorian Government’s $13 million package towards councils and industry to support the ongoing collection of household recyclable waste.
Funding will be available to …
Thursday 19 April
5.30 pm – 8.30 pm Goods Shed North, 710 Collins Street, Docklands
New year, a new crop of agtech startups
The 2018 SproutX Cohort is almost revealed!
2018 comprises a diverse portfolio, with startups ranging from waste management through to edible bugs.
Be first to hear the pitches from the freshest startups in agtech at …
7 – 13 May 2018
The 2018 ‘Melbourne Knowledge Week festival’ will feature some exciting food innovation activities.
This year the team at the City of Melbourne is coordinating a large program of activity focussed on food systems innovation, scaling food/hospitality focused start-up businesses, and building on the ‘Melbourne experience’.
Through seven days of interactive events, workshops, dinners, and …
Tuesday 5 June 2018
Connect, consult and advance at the Food Network Expo!
Monash Food Innovation Centre (MFIC) is hosting a Food Network Expo at Monash Clayton.
The exhibition is for everyone interested in the food business looking to up-skill and network with other people within the food industry.
Exhibitors will cover areas such as sensory, …
Entries are now open for the FoodBev World Dairy Innovation Awards 2018, closing 11 May.
Now in their 12th year, the World Dairy Innovation Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global dairy industry.
Both established brands and exciting start-ups are invited to enter the awards to …
Wednesday 28 March, 2018
Join Laura Poole, Rural Press Club of Victoria President and ABC journalist, who will host a panel session with Victoria’s agri-innovators.
Hear firsthand from some of the entrepreneurial agribusinesses that are changing the face of food production through their innovative start-ups.
The entertaining panel session features Geert Hendrix (Farmwall), Eleanor Toulmin (MimicTec) …
Applications for the 2018 award are now open and close Friday 13 April 2018.
Two of Australia’s most innovative young food and agriculture professionals will win the 2018 ICM Agrifood Award.
The ICM Agrifood Award is an early career award for two scientists or technologists who have achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for his/her …
Do you want to be a part of the next big thing in red meat?
Rocket Seeder – the leading food and agriculture startup accelerator – will host three innovation and entrepreneurship design sprints during April in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Donor Company.
Warragul – Thursday 12 April, Farm World, Lardner …
Melbourne’s foodbowl is the city-fringe farmland which currently produces enough food to meet 40% of the city’s food needs. (Image courtesy University of Melbourne)
A 2016 report – Melbourne’s Foodprint: What does it take to feed a city? – authored by University of Melbourne staff members Jennifer Sheridan, Dr Rachel Carey and …
(Image: copyright Rocket Seeder 2017)
Applications for the Rocket Seeder food and agriculture startup program – Autumn Crop 18 – closed on 11 March.
The 10 amazing new food and agriculture innovators and entrepreneurs looking to bring new products and services to market will be announced soon.
Click here to read about the 11 Spring Crop 17 Entrepreneurs.
Watch for the call …
Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Victorian Government today announcing $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm.
It brings the government’s total investment in digital agriculture to $27 million, following $12 million for the Internet of Things (IoT) on farm demonstration trial in 2016-17.
Read the full press release here