UPDATE: The GATE is not currently running a 2024 incubation program. However the GATE can provide start ups with advice and information about other programs available in Australia.

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The Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE) is an NSW Government innovation support program which enables greater uptake of ag-tech and digital approaches for industry benefit.

The GATE offers a variety of support  for ag tech start ups including Mentoring SupportR&D support, Product validation and commercial partnerships for early stage ideas from entrepreneurs, DPI research staff and partner research agencies.  For more information go to :

Acceleration support for early stage businesses is provided by GATE corporate partner SparklabsCulitv8 which is co-located at the GATE.



SparkLabs Cultiv8 is the GATE's partner in acceleration provision. Sparklabs Cutiv8 invests up to A$100,000 in all startups in exchange for an agreed equity position. ‚ÄčEach startup gets matched with 4 to 6 mentors. Its mentors come from a range of backgrounds, some with specialised Industry experience, others with broader technology experience.