Prime Minister of Tasmania – Tasmania leading the global food revolution


May 29, 2022

Guy Barnett, Minister for State Development, Building and Housing

Ten exciting food and agriculture technology companies from around the world are heading to Launceston to undertake a new FoodTech Tasmania start-up accelerator programme.

It’s fantastic that Launceston, which was recently named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, has been able to attract an incredible group of start-ups from diverse backgrounds.

Launceston is the natural choice to host the new FoodTech Tasmania program which will be managed by Startupbootcamp, a globally recognized start-up accelerator.

Centering this new start-up program in Launceston will raise Tasmania’s profile internationally, bring new ideas and talent to the state, attract more capital investment into the state and into start-ups. -ups, and will continue to develop our ecosystem and our reputation as a start-up. up the hub.

This is an exciting first step in planting the seeds for food tech start-up growth that could see Tasmania become an internationally recognized center for food and agricultural tech start-ups and innovation.

FoodTech is about developing innovations that improve the way we grow, process, buy or consume food. FoodTech Tasmania participants went through an extensive application process to be selected for the three-month, statewide program beginning in mid-July.

Startups participating in the program will be mentored by local, national and international industry leaders and will receive personalized support from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and partners.

The program will reach, support and inspire entrepreneurs, innovators and business founders to develop their ideas with a view to commercializing them, potentially creating new industries or developing emerging industries.

Supported by a number of leading corporate partners and the Tasmanian government, this is the first year of at least three FoodTech start-up accelerator programs and will draw on global best practice to help develop viable and concrete products and services.

Co-located with Enterprize, Tasmania’s start-up ecosystem will also benefit from potential ideas, connections and partnerships to grow our own food and agri-tech industry.

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