This week, the Global Incubator Program- Gateway to Australia started with an Official Launch event. This is the second program in the series delivered by Farmers2Founders in partnership with GROW and Innovate UK to support UK Agritech scale-ups to land and launch into Australia.
Jon Hazell, Partnership Manager Global Incubator Program, Innovate UK, said, “I am delighted to continue the relationship with our partners at Farmers2Founders and GROW, building on the successful cohort from last year and now announcing cohort two so we can continue to support UK organisations in Agri-Tech that are now looking to innovate their products and services through building global partnerships and collaborations to accelerate their growth and scaling journey in Australia.”
The following teams have been selected as part of the 2024 cohort:
AgAnalyst Ltd - Precision farm data integration platform for improving profitability, significantly reducing GHG emissions and accelerating the adoption of precision ag.
AgriSynth Ltd - An enabling technology creating novel and complex synthetic imagery to reduce the time needed to train agricultural AI models. Applications are as diverse as agricultural robotics, field research, controlled environment agriculture and grain quality.
Cattle Eye Ltd - A hardware-independent, autonomous dairy cow monitoring platform harnessing the capabilities of advanced AI and video analytics. This is a hands-free solution to monitoring a cow’s welfare and performance.
Flox Ltd - Integrated poultry livestock sensing and management platform, utilising AI to bring better welfare and performance outcomes to broiler chicken production.
Intelligent Growth Solutions Ltd - Innovative vertical farming infrastructure that uses a Total Control Environment Agriculture platform to manage growth cycle stages and operational inputs.
Personalised Diagnostics Ltd - A clinical diagnostics and vaccines delivery Software as a Service (SaaS) company, developing innovative, user-friendly, cloud-based platforms for more efficient animal diagnostic testing.
Studford Agtech Ltd - Ag-drive is a seamless, integrated, cost-effective business management platform for farmers and ag contractors. From job planning, scheduling, recording, completion and invoicing, the app is a paperless system that enables the business to be more accountable, traceable and efficient.
Wootzano Ltd - A highly dexterous fresh produce packing robotic system designed to meet the needs of the post-harvest industry. A reliable and immediate solution to labour shortages includes cutting-edge vision technology, sophisticated machine learning, cloud updates, and the system can learn and see in real-time.
The Gateway to Australia program includes bespoke business support, with each team allocated a dedicated agrifood internationalisation coach and the pairing of expert mentors to provide introductions and connections to strategic partners, suppliers, investors, customers, distributors, and more. The cohort learning experience includes group sessions, masterclasses and one-on-one office hours. The UK agritech scale-ups will participate in industry showcase events and pitching opportunities across the 25-week program.
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