Cotton Australia has unveiled a new initiative to help start-ups showcase their innovations for cotton production and supply as part of its 2018 Australian Cotton Conference.
The conference will include a “Startup Alley” dedicated to showcasing the industry’s investments in startups and the emerging technologies that are being developed specifically for cotton production and supply.
Cotton Research and Development Corporation executive director Bruce Finney said the initiative would enable businesses to see the latest innovations in Australian cotton.
“As an investor in innovation, digital and disruptive technologies and entrepreneurs, CRDC is constantly on the lookout for innovations that will further push the boundaries of Australian cotton.
“This is a great way to showcase the exciting ideas and innovations emerging from the startup space, and to connect cotton growers seeking solutions with businesses who may be able to help.
“We’re particularly looking for startups with near-to-market innovative products or services with great application to cotton production or the supply chain and strong customer validation.”
Twelve places will be available with selected applications being provided with a dedicated booth and the opportunity to pitch to conference delegates during a dedicated session at the event.