Our Partners

Our partners are innovative leaders globally, collaboratively fuelling progress in the agri-food tech sector to drive sustainable change.

NSW Department of 
Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

It’s the largest provider of science and research services within the NSW Government. They are globally recognised as a top 1% plant, animal and environmental sciences research organisation.

Cultiv8 Funds Management

A commercial, and sustainably focused Funds Group, investing and partnering with companies driving innovation in global agriculture and food.

The Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE)

A collaborative innovation initiative developed in conjunction with the NSW DPI. It is a research and technology facility specifically designed to develop and scale ag-tech ideas.

SparkLabs Group

It’s Asia’s largest accelerator network. 
The firm is dedicated to building a vibrant 
and dynamic start-up ecosystem and driving positive change through entrepreneurship.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

It’s purpose is to foster long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry. They plan to invest approximately $300m in research, development and marketing activities in 2022.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

It’s responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research, development and extension for grains. They invest more than $170m pa in over 600 active projects.

MinterEllison

Provides legal and consulting services to clients across industries through offices in Australia and a global network of member firms and associated companies.

Deloitte’s AgriF00d-ture Transformation & Circularity

They specialise in circular economy and digital transformation for the agriculture and food sectors, with a particular focus on data and technology enabled solutions across Decarbonisation, Natural Capital, Climate and Sustainability.

GreenSpace Tech by Deloitte

It’s a new, industry-leading offering that helps accelerate decarbonisation and value creation by convening climate technology ecosystems to enable businesses to access and select the right technology, help reduce risk in investments and support application at pace.

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

Delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian cotton industry. CRDC invest in innovation and transformative technologies to deliver impact.

Kansas State University

Provides legal and consulting services to clients across industries through offices in Australia and a global network of member firms and associated companies.

What the news are saying about us

SparkLabs is proud to have recently been featured in several news outlets, showcasing our innovative approach to lorem ipsum.
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March
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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21
May
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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11
November
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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12
December
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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8
November
2023

How SparkLabs Cultiv8 is shaping sustainable agtech in Australia

In the fertile grounds of regional Australia, a budding movement is trying to redefine the landscape of agriculture through technological innovation and sustainable practices. SparkLabs Cultiv8 is at the helm of this transformation, demonstrating how strategic investment in agtech is not just cultivating crops, but also change.
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3
November
2023

Orange program determined to achieve a cleaner and more productive future

In the face of a changing environment, emissions reduction targets have been set. But while the destination is clear, the path to get there remains unknown. ​SparkLabs Cultiv8 is backing sustainable innovation and accelerating a group of startups in Orange's own 'Agtech Silicon Valley'.
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1
November
2023

SparkLabs Cultiv8 2023 Clean Tech Showcase & Future Food Dinner

The Showcase & Future Food Dinner is the premier event our six-month program. An afternoon dedicated to innovation, attendees explored the evolution of SparkLabs Cultiv8, the cutting-edge technologies from our 2023 cohort
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1
November
2023

Agtech Silicon Valley’ shows off new Clean Tech graduates

200 Agri-Food Tech experts descend on Orange NSW – described as ‘the Silicon Valley of agtech’ – as SparkLabs Cultiv8, Australia’s most active Agri-Food Tech accelerator, celebrates the completion of its first Clean Tech program.
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3
June
2023

How SparkLabs Cultiv8 in Orange is helping battle climate change

The latest batch of companies looking to positively address climate change have hit Orange, with a five-year project notching a major milestone.
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30
May
2023

A new era of AgTech is being ushered in as Australia faces climate pressure

Ten new start-up companies from across Australia made their way to Orange, NSW, each building technology that will help address climate change in the industry.
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29
May
2023

SparkLabs Cultiv8 launches CleanTech 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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4
April
2023

SparkLabs is hunting for 10 startups to back in its CleanTech accelerator

Applications for SparkLabs Cultiv8’s cleantech accelerator are open for another fortnight, with space for 10 startups ready to transform the future of agri-food tech.
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7
February
2022

Sparking & cultivating ag innovations

In case you’re under the impression that Australia’s business and finance powerhouses are all located in either Sydney and Melbourne, think again.
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21
April
2021

SparkLabs Cultiv8 reveals 4th Cohort

After recently being named the eighth most active agriculture and food technology accelerator globally from AgFunder, SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the ten businesses set to receive almost $1 million in funding on their path to revolutionising the global agriculture industry.
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5
July
2019

The world’s leading food and agtech start-ups to gather for Sydney demoday

SparkLabs Cultiv8, the startup food and agtech accelerator, has announced that the world’s leading food and agricultural technology start-ups will gather in Sydney on Tuesday 10 September at its annual demoday.
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14
February
2018

SparkLabs Cultiv8 Draws International First Cohort Seeking Second Growing Season in Australia

After receiving an international set of applicants, Asian accelerator group SparkLabs Group‘ Cultiv8 accelerator has chosen its first cohort of nine agtech startups (see the full cohort below).
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15
September
2017

Orange program determined to achieve  a cleaner future

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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14
September
2017

SparkLabs ploughs $10m into Orange agriculture technology accelerator

Australia is set to get a second accelerator for agriculture technology companies with $10 million behind it, when a program funded by Asian venture capital giant SparkLabs and the NSW Department of Primary Industries starts in Orange next March.
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