Is­rael trade mis­sion call-out

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

IN­NO­VA­TION Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch has is­sued a call to AgTech star­tups to join a Queens­land trade mis­sion in Au­gust to Is­rael, the world’s lead­ing startup na­tion.

Ms Enoch said an op­por­tu­nity ex­isted for lo­cal star­tups to learn from some of the most in­no­va­tive com­pa­nies rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.

“There’s no ques­tion that Queens­land is lay­ing the foun­da­tion to be one of the best lo­ca­tions glob­ally for star­tups, but to ri­val ma­jor centres in Is­rael and the United States we need to en­sure our lo­cal en­trepreneurs rub shoul­ders with the best and gain ex­po­sure in well-de­vel­oped in­no­va­tion ecosys­tems,” Ms Enoch said.

“Is­rael con­sis­tently ranks highly on in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship and is fre­quently re­ferred to as the ‘startup na­tion’.

“We want to ex­pose our busi­nesses to their prac­tices so they can learn as much as they can from them.”

Ms Enoch said that while Queens­land was fre­quently vis­ited by in­ter­na­tional in­vestors and en­trepreneurs, it was im­por­tant to see global best prac­tice first­hand.

Ap­pli­ca­tions open on Mon­day and close on June 18. For in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply, visit star­tup­cat­a­lyst.com.au.

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