• Hannah Phillips

Sprouting AgTech in the Mallee

Australia’s leading national agtech innovation hub, SproutX have recently opened a facility in Mildura, in an aim to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Victorian Mallee region.

General Manager of SproutX, Sam Trethaway, joined Anita on the Country Viewpoint to share the details, including how local Mallee Farmers can get involved in trialing leading agtech on their farms.

More than 50 people have previously participated in SproutX programs, working with more than 200 agtech start-ups.

Participants develop business skills, learn start-up principles, have access to industry mentors, establish agtech networks and gain opportunities to pitch their innovations to potential investors.

In collaboration with SproutX, the State Government's Connecting Regional Communities program includes a $12 million initiative to conduct an on-farm Internet of Things trial in the areas surrounding Maffra, Tatura, Birchip and Serpentine.

To find out more, visit SproutX's co-working space at Mildura's 'The Mill' or online at sproutx.com.au.

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