APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24th AUGUST 2023
In recognition of NSW’s prominent role in AgTech, the 2023 Henty Machinery Field Days are proud to deliver the Agri-Innovators Award in partnership with Farmers2Founders. Celebrating a wider range of agricultural sectors, showcasing the accomplishments of emerging innovators and introducing a significant accolade to the Female Innovator of the Year.
The award categories are:
Agritech Innovation of the Year
The recipient of the Agritech Innovation of the Year award has brought to market a game-changing new technology, hardware/software, or product that addresses key challenges in agriculture, such as increasing productivity, improved sustainability, reduced costs, better yields or improved efficiency.
Emerging AgTech Innovation
This award is for early stage AgTech startups that demonstrate a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of the agricultural sector. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, data analytics, and automation to drive efficiency, precision, and scalability in various aspects of farming and agribusiness.
Innovative Producer Award
The Innovative Producer Award celebrates the vision, deep understanding of the land, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit of those who reshape the farming landscape. Whether you are a back yard tinkerer, inventor or have an idea that has the potential to be commercialised, this award is for you!
Female Innovator of the Year
The Female Innovator of the Year award recognises an exceptional woman who has made significant contributions to the agriculture industry. This award is open to women at any stage of business who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, vision, and perseverance in their pursuit of groundbreaking ideas and solutions.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24TH AUGUST 2023
To nominate for the Farmers2Founders Agri-Innovators Awards, the technology or product must be Australian designed technology or hardware be judged by the invited panel of judges to be innovative, deliver performance benefits to producers, and if not yet comercialised have the potential for further product or market development. To enter candidates must fill in the application form and submit before 24th August. The judging panel will consist of representitives from Farmers2Founders, Henty Machinery Field Days and other external experts. A final shortlist of applicants will be chosen to pitch virtually for the final awards. The judging panel's decision is final. All finalists must be present on Thursday 21st September to receive their award.
Entries may be related to all sectors of Agriculture and the technology should demonstrate one or more of the following:
Can include hardware and software, business models, new technologies and new applications
Solves a problem across the agrifood value chain
Benefits producers through improved sustainability, reduced costs, better yields or improved efficiency
The solution has market potential and scalability
Brings new approaches to agricultural processes or solves existing challenges in the industry
Technology is user friendly and can be easily adopted on farm
Winners will be announced at 10.30 am on Thursday 21st September at "The Stump" (located in section G, centre of map).