agri-food tech

We support innovation in the agri-food technology sector. To secure a sustainable food future, we need the right technology at speed and scale.

Securing the
future of food

SparkLabs Cultiv8 nurtures and accelerates agri-food tech companies to commercialise quickly and at scale.

One of the world’s most active agri-food tech accelerators

Our strong referral network, partners and location means we see a large number of opportunities and are recognised as one of the world's most active agtech accelerators.

Global network, local expertise

Our global network encompasses mentors; investors; growers and producers; domain experts; academics; Governments, and corporate partners.

A success rate to be
proud of

You’ve probably heard that up to 95% of startups fail. But we’re proud that more than 85% of companies that have worked with us are still going strong.
Cultiv8 by the

Our accelerator has gone from strength to strength and we’re excited to keep growing and expanding our program.

Global agri-food tech 
start-ups accelerated
Expert mentors and industry advisors
Raised by portfolio companies (AUD)
Combined total value (AUD)
Jobs created globally

We partner with agri-food tech companies we believe can scale.

We understand founders want more than just capital, and the food system requires specialist understanding.

We can supercharge your journey to commercialisation

If your idea is still in its infancy, we can help you test, validate and commercialise at pace. Whether this is putting you together with corporate partners; helping you organise trials and testing; or connecting you with the brightest minds in the world in your space, we can help you get from ideation to profitability as quickly as possible.

We can help you scale at speed, globally

We help companies enter and scale in new markets, predominantly in Australia, however also globally via our broad Sparklabs network and university partners.

We enhance your funding experience

Our partners have deep financial experience and connections to investors. Their guidance and access to capital saves time, adds value and makes the whole experience far smoother.

Accelerating agri-food tech since 2017

for a more sustainable 
and productive future

Our expertise is global

Our six-month global accelerator program begins and ends in Orange, NSW, Australia. Embedded within the NSW Department of Primary Industries, we proudly support startups expanding domestically in Australia and companies taking their technology internationally.

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March 19, 2024

Kansas State Teams With Australia Agtech Accelerator on Farm Innovation

The partnership is designed to foster research and development between the two countries on a range of technologies, including pollination robots.
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May 21, 2024

SparkLabs Cultiv8 reveals 9 startups for its latest accelerator

Cleantech agri-food accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the nine startups taking part in its annual accelerator program.
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November 11, 2023

Sparklabs Cultiv8 Showcase and Future of Food dinner

Some of the latest and greatest food technology ideas were on show in Orange recently for the Sparklabs Cultiv8 Showcase.
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December 12, 2023

SparkLabs Cultiv8 opens applications for 2024 Cleantech Accelerator

SparkLabs Cultiv8, Australia’s most active Agri-Food Tech accelerator, has opened applications for its sixth agri-food tech accelerator. Having successfully run the first cleantech program this year, SparkLabs Cultiv8 will focus again on cleantech agri-food companies in 2024.
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Accelerate your
agri-food tech company

If you have an innovation that moves the needle on sustainable food security, we have the program for you.
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