Australian agtech gains traction from transparency I Arianna Sippel, growAG
Agriculture innovation becomes successful when paired with investment to scale.
The Australian’s are not only investing in research at a faster rate of knots than New Zealand but providing transparency about what researchers are working all in one place, growAG.
FieldExplorer pictured at Adelaide University’s Waite Campus. Picture: Naomi Jellicoe
“Researchers can collaborate with other researchers. Investors find innovations to commercialise into solutions for farmers. And it provides traction for our government funded research - win-win!” explains Arianna Sippel, Senior Business Manager, growAG.
One of this week’s Sarah’s Country’s Change Maker is Arianna Sippel, Senior Business Manager at growAG who explains:
The Australian government sees innovation as the foundation for a sustainable and resilient future for their agricultural businesses.
AgriFutures is one of the 15 Research & Development Centres with funding from levy paying farmers and government that works across their National Research Initiatives.
In an aim to provide traction for their funded research and extend the solutions beyond the lab to farmers in the paddock they have created growAG showcasing 2,000 innovations transparently presented online.
growAG helps researchers to see who else may be working on a similar project to collaborate with partners to validate their project and investors that maybe interested in commercialising.