Forum promotes SEQ’s agtech opportunities

23 / May / 2017 | News

Around $20 million worth of farm and resource management applications, supply chain solutions and bio-technology have been pitched as part of this month’s 400M AgTech Investment Forum in Toowoomba.

The 400M AgTech Investment Forum is a platform for pitching market (or close to market) ready projects in the agricultural technology sector to the investment market.

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio opened the event which is challenging the industry to think differently, expand on an idea, and explore commercial potential within agriculture.

As part of the event, 13 investment pitches were presented, and judged by a panel including Think Agri Managing Director Kate Burke and SproutX General Manager Sam Trethewey.

The criteria for the pitches/projects was that they must be investment ready and seeking funding for the next stage of their commercialisation and growth.

Held at the Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre, the 400M AgTech Investment Forum also hosted a range of expert speakers and sessions. The Forum was facilitated by Food Leaders Australia, an initiative of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise.