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The GATE is an initiative of the NSW Government's. Department of Primary Industries (DPI). ▫ DPI's purpose is to increase the capacity of primary industries.
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FAST TRACKING DEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRALIAN AG - TECH Carolynne James GATE Project Leader and Manager , DPI Investment and Business Development

Behind the GATE? ▪ The GATE is an initiative of the NSW Government’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI). ▪ DPI’s purpose is to increase the capacity of primary industries and communities to drive economic growth across NSW. ▪ DPI’s goal is to increase productivity through innovation and grow total primary industries output to $20billion by 2020. ▪ How ? By innovation, commercialisation and integrating technology to raise productivity. ▪ New opportunities in funding and resources for R&D

▪ Megatrends in agriculture and science

Rural R&D Expenditure 2006/7 to 2014/15

Source: ABARES , ‘Rural Research, Development and Extension Investment in Australia’, September 2017

Mega trends & Directions Primary Industries • A hungrier world • A bumpier ride • A wealthier world • Transformational tech • Choosy customers

Science • Century of biology • Rise of data science • Cross discipline • Talent competition • Erosion of trust in science

Directions • Gene technologies • Nanotechnology • Synthetic biology • Big Data • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

NSW DPI: the premier Australian agriculture researcher Agriculture

Largest rural research provider in Australia

Agriculture

Wollongbar

Glen Innes Narrabi Armidale

Biosecurity & FoodSafety

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Tamworth

Trangie

Portfolio of $500M of R&D projects

Condoblin

Tocal Orange Ourimbah

Dareton Griffith

Fisheries

Research Excellence

25 research stations and 13,000 ha trial sites

Yanco

650 scientific and technical staff

Menangle

Wagga Wagga

Cropping Horticulture

Policy, Performance & Engagement

Cowra

Livestock

Fisheries

Globally, the NSW DPI has been bench marked in the top 1% of research organisations in agriculture, plant and animal sciences.

Grafton

Port Stephens

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The GATE Facility +

Orange Agricultural Institute, NSW Australia

2DPI & Partners

The GATE Program

General Public

INCUBATION STREAM

Cohort 20 projects/businesses per annum plus additional individuals

3 - THE GATE Collaboration

DPI

Research

Tech

8 University Relationships

2 technology providers/ connectivity trials CISCO and Telstra

25 research stations

Corp

Global

Start ups

Industry

Agribusinesses co- working space

CBR Innovation – Incubation and Bootcamp provider

13,084 ha 4 different climatic regions

UK, Indian and Korean associations

Public and global projects and participants

Farmer forums and technology showcases

$500 million portfolio / pipeline 2 National research institutes –HIA and CRDC 650 experts/scientific capability

Developer in Residence and tech meet ups

Sparklabs Cultiv8 – Acceleration provider and global market enabler

Student and workforce digital capability

4 – The GATE Projects DPI GATE collaborations - Nanoscent- cow breathalysers - Nontox herbicide – beating herbicide resistant weeds - Networked farms and sleepy hacks- overcoming connectivity - Quadbike safety – addressing high accident rates - Chickpea food innovation – novel foods - Drought predictive technologies and tools External businesses - US- Blockchain in food supply - Norway – spacial fish management - Singapore – low cost wastewater treatment - Australia – farm asset trading platform

The GATE is unique • Provides access to DPI expertise and networks as the largest agricultural R&D provider in Australia; • Offers an end-to-end ecosystem for project development from ideation, incubation, acceleration to investor funding and commercialisation; • Is NSW Government hosted and regionally based, supported by high functional connectivity and link to other ag tech centres; • Integrates on-site “farm” validation for new technologies and access to DPI data;

• It develops both “in house” DPI R&D ag-tech products and fosters third party ag-tech business development.

What’s next

• GATE/Sparklabs Cultiv8 Demo Day - 18 September Sydney

More info: www.thegate.org.au Carolynne James GATE Manager Investment and Business Development NSW Department of Primary Industries [email protected] 0439 294 771

The NSW ag-tech network Lismore Armidale

Newcastle

Orange Bathurst

GATE : A one-stop shopBootcamp: Mentoring: Incubation: Acceleration: Investors: Business Support UNE and CSU Ag-Tech Incubators Generalist Regional and Urban Incubators (State , Cwth and Private ): Innovation Central Sydney, Sydney Startup Hub

Sydney Wagga

Wollongong

Corporate Partner



Linked with Sparklabs Asia’s Premier Accelerator – founded Seoul, South Korea 2012.



Sparklabs has ‘accelerated’ 56 companies with average $4million follow on funding.



Sparklabs Cultiv8 is headquartered at the GATE is the GATE’s in house Acceleration service provider.