Ex­cited for in­no­va­tion

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

FOOD Lead­ers Aus­tralia hosted 150 peo­ple in Toowoomba last week for the an­nual 400M Ag and Food In­no­va­tion Fo­rum.

The fo­rum brought to­gether bright in­no­va­tors to con­nect with in­dus­try, the re­gion’s most in­flu­en­tial in­vestors and the broader food and ag sec­tors look­ing to new and rel­e­vant de­vel­op­ments.

The fo­rum fea­tured a num­ber of speak­ers in­clud­ing key­note speaker, Ian Ma­son, co-founder of Vir­gin Start Up.

The event pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for in­no­va­tors within the food and agri­cul­ture in­dus­tries to pitch their busi­nesses.

There were 10 pitches from a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries in­clud­ing an­i­mal pro­duc­tion, food waste, tech­nol­ogy, and ed­u­ca­tion.

PHO­TOS: CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER

NEW DE­VEL­OP­MENTS: Fleur Anderson, Wade Dabi­nett, Emma Jack­son and Gra­ham Smith from the Aus­tralian Ru­ral Lead­er­ship Pro­gram at the 400M Ag and Food Fo­rum.

Kim­ber­ley Wock­ner from Premise and Julie McKer­row from Trade and In­vest­ment Queens­land.

Brad Cuth­bert from the In­no­va­tion Di­vi­sion Gov­ern­ment and Jeff Schultheiss from Story Fresh. Fed­eral

Mur­ray Prideaux and Sarah-Jane Wil­son from James Cook Univer­sity.

Bron­son Carter and Josh Ragh show­case drones from Har­vey Nor­man.

Wade Jack­witz from McNab, with Ja­son Harm and He­len McCraw from the Lock­yer Val­ley Re­gional Coun­cil.

Bob Lic­ina from NAB and Matthew But­ler from NAB Agribusi­ness.

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