After a two-year hiatus, Asia Pacific’s premier agri-food tech event is back and bigger than ever.
This February AgriFutures evokeᴬᴳ⋅ Down to Earth brings together leading global thinkers and local innovators to connect, collaborate and rewrite the future of agri-food technology.
Over two dynamic days (February 21 & 22), farmers, founders, researchers, investors and more will gather at the Adelaide Convention Center to discuss food, agriculture and the most innovative solutions to our planet’s biggest problems.
With a diverse array of back-to-back panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, exhibitions and Startup Alley, evokeᴬᴳ⋅ has curated a lineup of the brightest minds in agri-food technology today. Covering everything from increasing sustainability in agriculture and food production to the latest technologies in biosecurity and synthetic biology, the event’s program promises to give startup founders and potential investors plenty to think about.
Here are just some of the highlights:
Pitch the future
Taking place on February 20, the eve of evokeᴬᴳ⋅ 2023, The Investor Pitch Dinner gives five Australian and New Zealand agri-food startups ready to invest the chance to pitch to a room full of local and global investors. These pioneering companies each already have strong positions in the market and have previously raised capital in successful funding rounds.
The 2023 participants are:
- Eighth Day Foods, a Victorian alternative protein company that produces lupine-based protein LURPREME;
- Geora, a New South Wales-based startup using data to unlock sustainable agribusiness;
- LYRO Robotics, Queensland’s first robotics company to focus on post-harvest packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables;
- Nanobubble Agritech, a New Zealand startup with an agritech system that could revolutionize conventional irrigation;
- And The Leaf Protein Company, a Victoria-based company determined to solve the lack of biodiversity in the plant-based protein ingredients market.
Take a trip down Startup Alley
One of the main pillars of Down to Earth is the opportunity for local and global start-ups and scale-ups to showcase technological innovation in the agri-food industry. during the two-day program Boot Alley will feature 40 startups, exploring the latest breakthrough technology and ideas from Australia’s brightest minds. View the full list here for the 2023 lineup, including BondiLabs, PostHarvest and Zondii.
Startups will pitch their innovation and potential, scientists will provide valuable insights, and global business leaders and investors will collaborate to bring the most cutting-edge ideas to life.
While callingᴬᴳ⋅ Startup Showcase, seven local and global startups will take the stage to present a three-minute showcase of their products to an international audience. This presentation is a valuable opportunity for companies to expand their networks and customer base by using the evokeᴬᴳ⋅ platform to share their breakthrough ideas.
The 2023 Startup Showcase lineup includes presentations from Beewise, an Isreali startup using robotic beehives to combat climate change; InvertiGro, the Aussies are shaking up the agricultural sector with solutions for indoor vertical farming; and CropX, the New Zealand startup that uses data to optimize resources and outcomes for farmers.
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Evokeᴬᴳ⋅, powered by AgriFutures, is Asia Pacific’s premier event for agrifood innovation and technology. AgriFutures Australia is a Research and Development Corporation serving the needs of Australian rural industries, with an emphasis on growth and sustainability. Recent coverage suggests the global agri-food technology market will triple by 2026 and there are predictions that this will be Australia’s next multi-billion dollar industry, making events like this imperative.
evokeᴬᴳ⋅ Down to Earth 2023 unites the worlds of technology and science to explore all areas of sustainability. The future of food and agriculture depends on the innovative ideas and insights of experts in every field. Buy your tickets now for a chance to be a part of this two-day event in February and experience the best of our agri-food technology community.
evokeᴬᴳ⋅ is offering Startup Daily readers a 10% discount on tickets through Saturday, December 31, 2022. Buy your tickets use the code STARTUPDAILY23 for your discount.
View the full two-day program hereincluding all speakers and partners involved in evokeᴬᴳ⋅ 2023.
If you are an investor who want to attend the investor-only event contact Lauren Sharkey ([email protected]).
This article is brought to you by Startup Daily in partnership with AgriFutures.
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