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AUSTRALIAN 

AG-TECH OPPORTUNITIES AND GATE PROJECTS

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26 October 2021

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GATE  VIRTUAL 2021

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ABOUT 

GATE VIRTUAL 2021

NSW Department of Primary Industries - Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE), invites you to attend GATE VIRTUAL 2020.

GATE VIRTUAL is our  showcase of our 2021 Incubation teams pitching new businesses, services and ag technologies  developed for primary industries. 

 

Due to COVID we have switched to a virtual event from our previous live showcases. This means we can reach parties across Australia and around the world.  So REGISTER NOW!
 

WATCH 2020 GATE SHOWCASE
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The Hon Adam Marshall, MP 

Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW &

The Minister for the NSW Department of Primary Industries

DPI Soils Innovation

DPI Research Project, Wagga NSW

DPI Senior Soils Researcher Ehsan Tavakkoli  is developing a potential solution to subsoil constraints by incorporation of chemically balanced nano-amendments through completed GRDC and prospective Soil CRC projects.
More than 60% of Australia’s cropping soils have subsoil constraints that limit productivity. By example the annual opportunity cost of soil sodicity for wheat production has been estimated to be worth $1.3 billion and for soil acidity, $0.4 billion. Ehsan is developing pathways for research outcomes by considering the desirability, viability and adoption pathway for industry.

Contact DPI researcher: ehsan.tavakkoli@dpi.nsw.gov.au

DPI Livestock Digital Tools  

DPI Research Project, Armidale NSW

DPI has various R&D based decision support and forecasting tools. DPI Leader Value Chains - Edwina Toohey and Development officer Kathryn Egerton -Warburton (pictured), are examining opportunities for integration of digital tools, enabling
availability and adoption to solve important problems within primary industries.

Contact DPI researcher: malcolm.mcphee@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Aloxitech

Entrepreneur Project, Sydney NSW 

Aloxitech founder and material scientist, Dr Jinqhua Fang is developing a non toxic food packaging material which slows down the food ripening process at room temperature, keeping food fresher longer, it reduces food waste and
contributes to a greener planet. This unique material has been granted a patent and is a “flexible ceramic”which absorbs airborne chemicals in the vicinity of fresh produce. It is a solid flexible sheet which can be applied to various types of packaging materials, eg metallic and plastic foils, cardboard and foam trays.

Contact  Dr Jinghua Fang : jhfangstar@gmail.com

Nanosoils

Entrepreneur Project, Sydney NSW 

UNSW Research and Nanosoils founder Cong Vu has developed techniques to  precisely make silica particles at the nanoscale to help plants absorb
silica via root or leaves easier. By loading agrochemincals inside silica nanoparticles,
pesticide loss or degradation is minimised and the crop is protected for a longer time. 
In nature, silica is one of the most abundant minerals widely distributed in sand and dust. As such, it is environmentally sourced and degraded. For more go to www.nanosoils.com
 

Contact:  Cong Vu: Cong@nanosoils.com 

Vanilla Dome

Entrepreneur Project, Central Coast, NSW

VANILLA DOME
David Soo,  Vanilla Dome founder, uses technology to replicate the delicate conditions needed to grow vanilla beans. The remote and automated system creates a tropical climate through vents, misting and heating systems on 3D rotating trellis.

This micro climate system has potential for other greenhouse crops.  
Vanilla Dome has also developed a vanilla processing system that preserves quality, generates high yields and reduces waste.

Contact: David Soo:  david.soo@adventgrp.com.au

GATE VIRTUAL TOUR 
OUR GATE PARTNERS
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ABOUT THE GATE 

The GATE is part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) - the largest agricultural R&D provider in Australia, and is partnered with leading industry research organisations of

- Horticulture Innovation Australia

- Cotton Research & Development Corporation

- Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, along with

-SparkLabs Culitv8 - a leading business accelerator and venture capital provider.

 

The GATE is unique in Australia. It fosters Ag-Tech start-ups and entrepreneurs as well as supporting commercialisation for the adoption of new products and services developed by DPI’s 650 agricultural researchers.

Since its opening in 2018 the GATE has supported over 40 projects teams/ busineses to fast- track ag techologies and sevices to primary industry. 

2021 DELIVERY PARTNER
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Sparklabs 2021 Cohort

GATE corporate partner Sparklabs  Cultiv8, has 9 businesses in their 2020 Cohort which are looking for investment and opportunities. To register your interest go to www.sparklabscultiv8.com  or click here