Regional Innovation NSW
Activating innovation and startup ecosystems across the agritech sector in regional NSW
Farmers2Founders works with partners and stakeholders across regional and rural Australia to stimulate innovation and startup ecosystems.
We provide programs and activations to equip entrepreneurs and stakeholders across the agrifood value chain with the capabilities, resources, network and connections necessary for success.
We believe diversity drives innovation.
An important part of our mission is to attract and support individuals, entrepreneurs and talent from diverse backgrounds into the agrifood tech sector.
We actively look to engage and support Indigenous entrepreneurs, female founders (particularly in the tech space) and regionally-based startups and businesses.
This project is funded through the NSW Government’s Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund.
We are partnering with the NSW Government to help grow regional jobs, build vibrant liveable towns, support regional communities and drive economic recovery.
Our key focus areas for the NSW project include:
Technology-enabled primary producers
Boosting capacity and access to technologies that lift productivity and growth for regional primary producers.
High-quality food products
Maximising the potential of NSW’s agricultural production by growing opportunities to drive value add in the food technology sector.
Recycling and waste management
Growing the circular economy in regional NSW, leveraging the availability of lower cost land and a rapidly changing global waste management system in food and beverage product development.
Apply Now! Open Programs
An agritech accelerator pathway that supports agtech entrepreneurs and founders from early stage ideas and validation, through to growing and scaling their ventures.
Delivered by our sister company Food Futures, the Circular Value program supports entrepreneurs across regional NSW who are working on innovative startup business ideas to make a positive contribution in reducing food waste across the agriculture + food sector.
Regional Activation Activities
Accelerating the adoption of on-farm technology.
Regional Innovation Centres
Startup Talent Pipeline
Connecting regional founders to resources, investors, researchers + producers and customers