INCUBATE, ACCELERATE, INVEST, COMMERCIALISE
A collaborative research and technology facility in Australia specifically designed to develop ag-tech ideas
The GATE offers 5 key programs to develop and commercialise ag-tech innovation:
- Commercialisation and Business Support
- Investor Showcases
Any individual, company and research company wanting to explore the viability of an ag-tech idea can apply to enter the GATE.
The GATE will host around 20 projects per year plus offer additional services and events for other ag-tech innovators and interested parties.
DPI has partnered with research providers and technology providers, universities and industry organisations. Major Australian agricultural R&D organisations are foundation members along with Sparklabs Cultiv8, an accelerator and venture capital provider. This group will consider GATE applications.
The GATE is a NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) initiative to fast‑track the development of ag‑tech to increase productivity.
BE A PART OF GATE
The GATE a specialist co-located DPI facility in Orange NSW. DPI is the largest agricultural R&D provider in Australia with expertise of over 600 researchers, and access to 25 research stations across NSW and 13,000 hectares of trial farms. GATE participants will work in a collaborative environment that offers short courses, workshops, a three month incubation program, a six month accelerator program, all supported with business services and opportunities to pitch to investors.