- Create healthier citizens and increase food production
- Unleash entrepreneurial potential and creativity to invent new products and services
- Provide a platform for global dialogue, transfer of knowledge, and networking
- Encourage opportunities for employment and education
- Address the great challenges affecting our future
FAC is an initiative of Industry Disruptors— Game Changers (ID—GC).ID—GC is an organization that aims to create an ecosystem that fosters and promotes innovative entrepreneurship focusing on extroversion. Through strategic partnerships with renowned institutional supporters of entrepreneurship abroad, ID—GC offers the opportunity to young entrepreneurs to develop their ideas through networking, competitions, education / training, funding, mentorship, and communication strategies, tailored to the needs of a start—up business.
FAC aims to support agro innovators in food, agtech, and agribusinesses. It is a stimulus for entrepreneurs in this sector to start and develop an efficient business.
There are multiple opportunities of being involved. Joining the FAC community allows access to a global network and community of agro visionaries, startups, farmers, manufacturers, and distributors, experts, mentors, educators, investors and other stakeholders. Opportunity to be an impact maker on a national level in agro innovation. Those companies/persons interested in becoming partners with us and/or the Global FAC organization can achieve recognition and rewards on a national and global level. FAC provides the opportunity to access founders and startups, and potential new clients. Companies could create special offers to engage with startups, and benefit from exposure on a national and global level.
FAC addresses anyone, individual or team, with a notable business idea as a competitor. The idea or early—stage company should not exist more than 5 years. There is no age limit to participate in FAC, all participants are treated equally. Participating in FAC is free. The scope for agro innovation covers farm to fork. The Global Championships in 2017 will take place in South Africa during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.
“Agriculture is among one of Australia’s most technologically advanced industries, yet many Australians are largely unaware of the revolution that is occurring on our farms. It is often a surprise in many of the industry and school based workshops and excursions that I conduct within my agricultural workforce role as to how sophisticated agricultural science and food production has become. Agricultural innovation will be one of our greatest contributions to develop solutions to global food security challenges. Australia’s agricultural research and innovative capabilities is a significant industry in itself and our skills and knowledge, especially our positioning of producing food on the driest inhabited continent, make us highly sought after globally. The Future Agro Challenge will be an excellent platform within our region to showcase nationally and globally the innovative and highly skilled farming and research community that exists in Australia.”
Leanne Kruss. Future Agro Challenge Australia Coordinator for StartUp Tablelands.