CSIRO | AgCatalyst 2018 - Serving up value

Registrations are now open for CSIRO Agriculture and Food’s premier event, AgCatalyst 2018, showcasing the latest science and technology in the agriculture, food and fibre sectors.

Event date: 15Aug 2018

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 Aug 2018

Melbourne Park Function Centre (Adjacent to Rod Laver Arena)

  • Wednesday: 11.00am-5.30pm, Cocktail function 5.30pm-7.00pm. Thursday: 9.00am-3.00pm


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"Not your typical conference", AgCatalyst is highly engaging, entertaining and innovative, with live demonstrations of cutting edge agriculture technology, latest food products and unique networking opportunities.

500-600 attendees are expected from agribusiness, peak industry bodies, rural research funders and providers, universities, CSIRO and policy-makers in innovation. Event Information here (PDF, 145KB).

Order of play

ACE Our best and brightest young scientists will pitch how their exciting science is set to change the future of agriculture and food.

Mixed Doubles CSIRO and partners will present stories of impact. What made it happen? What were the challenges? What is the secret to achieving impact?

Match point We'll displaying technologies and capabilities that address challenges and opportunities across the value chain, in areas likely to influence food and agribusiness into the future: a less predictable planet; smarter food chains; health on the mind; choosy customers; and a more connected world.

Mini-break Our demonstration kitchen will be working throughout the event, so you'll be able to taste the results of our R&D.

Advantage Innovation Teams will present solutions to the challenges put to us by several organisations. The winning team will be awarded a research scoping project to further develop the idea with CSIRO.

Advantage Innovation requires a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to come up with a solution to a problem or capture an opportunity that directly benefits an organisation while at the same time contributing towards one or more of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

If you need assistance with childcare options in Melbourne, or mobility access, please email agcatalyst@csiro.au.