MEDIA RELEASE: AusAgritech Partners with Findex to Launch 2023 Australian Agritech Sector Report

12th October 2023 – The Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech) in conjunction with Findex Australia have today announced the successful launch of the 2023 Australian Agritech Sector Report. 

Findex, alongside The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade) and Agriculture Victoria (AgVic) were key partners of the AusAgritech project and announced they were very proud to be involved in such an important event promoting the report. Hosted in the Melbourne Findex Office, the Findex Report Launch event had the purpose of sharing the insights the 2023 Report had delivered to the agritech sector and providing a space for stakeholders to discuss the findings. 

The report and launch event, focuses on Agritech provider input in addressing challenges, informed by respondents of the 2023 Findex National Agritech Sector Survey. The results highlight critical themes relevant to everyone in the Australian Agritech Ecosystem including government, service providers, Agritech companies, producers, and users or Agritech products and services. 

“With a large regional footprint across Australia and New Zealand, at Findex, Agriculture is an industry we are heavily involved in, and we are acutely aware of the vital role agritech holds in the food supply chain. We have a long history of supporting innovation in the tech and start – up sectors, and we are very proud to be a part of such an important report. “ – Shane Wilkins, Industry Practice Group Lead (Agribusiness), Findex Australia. 

This is the first Australian Agritech Sector Survey and Report and aims to outline the landscape of agritech in Australia. AusAgritech will continue to offer this survey and report on an annual basis to ensure trends and changes in the landscape are recorded. 

AusAgritech General Manager, Meg Lovegrove, says “Australia excels in Agritech innovation, and has the potential to assist in driving productivity, sustainability, job growth, and economic revitalisation across the agriculture industry.” 

“The primary objective of this annual sector survey and subsequent report is to gather respondent data and insights to assess the sector’s current landscape, identify key challenges and opportunities, and provide a clear roadmap for informed decision – making, strategic planning, and improvements within the sector. AusAgritech is excited to contribute this survey and report to the industry each year, and is grateful for the ongoing partnership with Findex and their Agribusiness knowledge” – Meg Lovegrove, General Manager, AusAgritech. 

Completion of this report would not have been possible without the support from, report partners; Findex Australia, Agriculture Victoria (AgVic) and the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (AusTrade), AusAgritech Committee Member and agritech leader, Matthew Pryor and survey analysis from Dr Chad Renando, Research Fellow (Innovation Ecosystem) with the Rural Economics Centre of Excellence, Startup Status CEO, and Global Entrepreneurship Network Australia Managing Director.  

AusAgritech Association is the peak body for Agritech in Australia, on a mission to shape the future of Agritech in Australia, and its contribution to the Australian economy. AusAgritech was established to put Australia at the forefront of global Agritech innovation, and aspires to drive maximum benefit from Australia’s continued investment in research, innovation, ecosystem collaboration and digital strategies that enable new jobs, increase productivity, reduce food security risks and build sovereign capital.

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Charlie Simpson

Communication & Engagement Lead, Australian Agritech Association

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About Australian Agritech Association

The Australian Agritech Association is a member-driven organisation representing Agritech nationally. AusAgritech’s mission is to build a world-class Agritech sector that adds $40 billion to the Australian economy. The Agritech industry powers Australia when it strives to reach its national level agricultural productivity, export, sustainability and digitalisation goals, and AusAgritech exists to bring profile to the ecosystem to grow a vibrant industry.

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