Israel trade mission call-out
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.