New AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Accelerator launches in Australia
SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator is aiming to develop the world’s premier Ag and Food Technology program, based outside of Sydney at the Orange Agricultural Institute in the Global AgTech Ecosystem or GATE. The Cultiv8 program will commence in Q2 2018 and will bring access to industry leading mentors, access to the NSW Department of Primary Industries Innovation and Technology Research platforms, linkages with relevant corporates such as KPMG Australia and MinterEllison plus exposure to the SparkLabs Accelerator network. As a part of the program, SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator participants will be able to access up to A$100,000 for an agreed stake.
Illustration Photo: A shopper examines a package of meat in a grocery store for freshness. Consumers consider bright-red beef or bright-pink pork as a mark of freshness and quality. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed models using Vis/NIR technology that allows companies to identify beef and pork suitable for retail markets. (credits: USDA photo by Stephen Ausmus / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))