Award-winning Aussie AgTech

Australian AgTech companies and innovators are being celebrated for their achievements with a slew of recent award wins.

Universal ag data dashboard provider Pairtree won 'Farm Management Innovation of the Year' at the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by leading US market intelligence organisation AgTech Breakthrough in August.

“Many farmers and land managers suffer from an overload of data. They’re not able to leverage the data that they have to make objective, repeatable decisions. Pairtree has managed to overcome the issue of interoperability for on-farm and supply chain data flow by solving the data silo issue and providing data convergence services to farmers from multiple data sources,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of AgTech Breakthrough Awards.

“Congratulations to Pairtree - our choice for ‘Farm Management Innovation of the Year.’ They have been able to break through the barriers of big data, with a simple farmer friendly dashboard approach, supplying actionable outcomes for the farmer.”

In early September, Farmbot Monitoring Solutions became the inaugural winner of the 'Sustainability, CleanTech, Agtech' category at the Technology Scale-Up Awards which recognise disruptive Australian technology businesses that have shown exponential growth and industry-leading innovations while making a significant impact in their respective industries. The win is a huge endorsement for Farmbot’s real-time water monitoring solutions, which leverages IoT devices with satellite and cellular connectivity to alert farmers when there is of issues with water supply as they occur, saving producers time, money, and megalitres of water.

Meanwhile, eight Aussie ag and food-tech companies (making up a whopping 18% of the finalists) have been shortlisted for the FoodBytes! Pitch 2021 international competition, with winners to be announced in November. The finalists were chosen for their outstanding innovation in the fields of sustainable supply chains, improved resource management and nutrition.

Aussie FoodBytes! Finalists:

  • Fable: Plant-based meat alternative.

  • Ulu Hye: Plant-based milks.

  • Your Food Collective: Locally grown, ethically sourced groceries.

  • Great Wrap: Plant-based, compostable stretch wraps.

  • AgriDigital: Digitised platform streamlining the grain supply chain.

  • AgUnity: Technologists integrating remote farming communities with global supply chains.

  • ThinkBio: Biological products enabling growers to minimise synthetic fertilisers, and optimise yields.

  • TranspiratiONal-SBM: Biodegradable polymer membrane maximising yields and minimising negative environmental impacts.

Applications are now closed for the IoT Awards, run by IoT Alliance Australia and the IoT Hub. Keep an eye out for AgTech companies in the Food and Agribusiness, Water, Interoperability by Design, Secure IoT, Smart Data Use, and IoT Champion categories when finalists are announced in October.

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