Tuesday 29 August 2017, Riverbank Rooms, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

9:00am - 11:45am Perfect Pitch Workshop - To find out more, click here
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch and registration
1:00pm - 1:15pm

Welcome and official opening 

Glenn Cross, Chief Executive Officer, AusBiotech

Dr Leanna Read - Chief Scientist of South Australia

1:15pm - 2:15pm

 

 

 

Theme 1: The Investors 

Discover what investors are looking for in an agritech or foodtech company, the factors considered in investment decision-making and the type of deals investors are seeking to fund. 

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 2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

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Theme 2: The Customer 

Gain insight into the types of technologies and the development stage that major agritech and foodtech companies are seeking for collaborations and licensing. Hear success stories from companies who have successfully developed partnerships within the sector.

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 3:15pm - 3:45pm  Afternoon Tea

 3:45pm - 4:30pm 

 

Company pitching

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Click here to view a list of participating companies.  

Chair: Peter Rindt, General Manager - Business Development, Bosch

Companies: 

  1. Agersens
  2. BioLight
  3. EcoStock
  4. Go Resources
  5. Myriota

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm 

 

Theme 3: The Creators 

Get behind the scenes and engage with the researchers and technology developers driving agritech and foodtech innovation. Hear how creators navigate the early stages of innovation to achieve engagement with commercial entities.

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

 

 

Dinner @ The Marketplace

The marketplace is a dedicated space to connect industry leaders, experts and investors with one another and share ideas. Engage with delegates, view posters and displays and network with key stakeholders in agritech and foodtech.

Exhibitors include: 

  • CSIRO
  • GRDC
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Genome.One
  • Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics

Click here to view more. 

NOTE: Delegates can add a Marketplace display to their registration during the registration process for a small fee.

Wednesday 30 August 2017, Riverbank Rooms, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

8:30am Conference registration opens
9:00am - 9:20am 

Keynote: Ros Harvey, Founder & Managing Director, The Yield

9.20am - 10:00am
 
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 Theme 4: The Framework

Professional advisors share their insight to guide companies as they launch or seek to expand their business. Find out about the common mistakes, learn how to leverage your company’s finances and navigate the regulatory landscape in agritech and foodtech.

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10:00am - 10:45am 

Company pitching

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Click here to view a list of participating companies.  

Chair: Liddy McCall - Investment Director/Founder, Yuuwa Capital 

Companies: 

  1. ART Lab Solutions
  2. Farmwall
  3. Goterra
  4. Nexgen Plants
  5. Terragen

10:45am - 11:15am

Morning Tea

11:15am - 12:15pm 

Theme 5: The Enablers

Learn about programs and initiatives that offer support to develop new technologies, advance young companies and progress innovation in agritech and foodtech.

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12:15pm - 1:00pm 

Company pitching

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Click here to view a list of participating companies. 

Chair: Dr Christine Pitt - CEO, MLA Donor Company 

Companies:

  1. AccuSpray
  2. AquaTerra
  3. Hort-Eye
  4. Platfarm
  5. RipeTime

1:00pm - 1:45pm 

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 Lunch and wine tasting
During lunch, delegates will be able to sample the University of Adelaide’s range of premium wines, made at the Waite campus by staff and students from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

1:45pm - 3:20pm 
 
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What does success look like?

Hear recent success stories and be inspired about where your start-up or early stage company can go.

Chair:

Company 1: Matt Pryor - Chief Technology Officer, Observant

Company 2: Steve Marafiote - Managing Director, Sundrop Farms 

Company 3: Dr Mark Heffernan - Chief Executive Officer, Nexvet

Company 4: Robert Burbury - Chief Executive Officer, The Healthy Grain

Company 5: Dr Paul Harrison - Head of Innovation & Founder, MainStream Aquaculture

Company 6: Cameron Scadding - Executive Chairman, Source Certain International

 

3:20pm - 3:30pm

Wrap-up session

3:30pm - 4:15pm 
 
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 Closing reception 

 

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