Launched in March 2018 by Minister Blair, Global AgTech Ecosystem (GATE) brings innovative research to the farmers of NSW, providing agricultural technology developers with an opportunity to work with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to share government-held research and data.
This is a project intended to fast-track adoption of innovative research into NSW farms, providing an innovation hub where farmers can work with technology providers, business services and investors to create commercialised products for the NSW agricultural sector.
Hosted at the DPI Orange Agricultural Institute the facility will provide access to DPI – the largest agricultural R&D provider in Australia, including the expertise of over 600 scientific and technical staff.
GATE opens up government held data and facilitates on‑farm validation of new technologies across 25 research stations and 13,000 ha of trial farms. The GATE will be accessible to any individual, company and research organisation wishing to explore the viability of an agri‑tech idea.
Each year, GATE will host up to 20 projects, as well as individual lean start up and mentoring services to support the NSW agricultural sector improve productivity and harness innovation.
The GATE offers five key services:
Lean Startup and mentoring services to expand capabilities of innovators;
Incubator services and support to assist proof of concept stages;
Accelerator services and support for prototype scale up and production reliability;
Commercialisation and business support including advising on business structures and planning, Intellectual Property management, market appetite testing and commercialisation paths;
Investor Showcases. The GATE will enable investment via partner and affiliate networks and host Investor Showcases for GATE projects
Link to more : https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/gate