Western Australia is proudly supporting agtech

Page last updated: Monday, 6 February 2023 - 1:33pm

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Technology has always been at the forefront of Western Australia’s agricultural industry to enable better, faster and more sustainable food production.

The Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is committed to attracting investment into Western Australia’s agtech industries.

What is agtech?

Agtech or agritech is the use of developing technology, digital solutions or innovative products that address an identified need in agriculture, food or beverage production in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency and profitability.

Agricultural technology can be products, services or applications derived from agriculture that improve various food production and distribution processes including:

  • Artificial intelligence solutions.
  • Automation, robotics or autonomous vehicles.
  • Data or image capture and analysis.
  • Digital connectivity solutions.
  • Farm management.
  • Food processing, food traceability or innovative food packaging technology.
  • New or alternate foods or plant based proteins.
  • Novel farming or food production systems.
  • Water or irrigation management.

Agtech support available and upcoming programs

 

The Department of Primary Industries has invested and partnered in a range of programs and capability building initiatives to capitalise on the growth of technology and support businesses and individuals who are using agtech. In 2023 the Department will be supporting the following initiatives:

Contact

To connect with the agtech community, seek investment, information or support please contact our team of experts.

Investment services

Email: investment@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 08 9368 3642 or +61 1300 374 731