CSIRO is holding its popular, energetic and free AgCatalyst event again in 2021. Discover what we're working on nationally and regionally to prepare our agriculture and food sectors for a challenging future.


With ongoing uncertainty in relation to COVID-19, and its impact on travel and large events, we have decided to postpone AgCatalyst until 18-19 May 2021. Your health and safety is our number one concern.

Registrations will open as soon as we can confirm this will go ahead.

Banner with CSIRO logo, plant under ultraviolet light and text: AgCatalyst 2021: Facing the future

AgCatalyst 2021: Facing the future

18-19 May 2021

Luna Park, Milsons Point Sydney

There'll be plenty of action in Sydney but we're also mixing it up with satellite AgCatalyst events at three of our regional sites: Armidale, Narrabri and Townsville.

We'll be inviting the next generation of STEM professionals to help us address challenges ahead for our agri-food industries.

We expect over 600 people to attend in Sydney plus many more regionally, including from businesses, investors, peak industry bodies, producer groups, research funders and providers, and policy makers.

AgCatalyst will showcase cutting edge work with partners, nationally and regionally, to prepare our agriculture and food sectors for a challenging future; from building drought and climate resilience to meeting consumer demands for foods of the future.

What's in store for AgCatalyst 2021:

  • Cocktail function on the evening of Tuesday 18 May overlooking Sydney Harbour.
  • Networking breakfast just prior the event starting in Sydney on Wednesday 19 May.
  • Satellite AgCatalyst events in Armidale, Narrabri and Townsville.
  • Dynamic exhibition area showcasing research to prepare us for the future.
  • Primary and high school STEM challenges.
  • Science pitches of new and inspiring research from CSIRO's bright young minds.
  • Presentations on different models to deliver innovation.
  • Art exhibition at the intersection of agri-food science.
  • Networking lounge

Partnership opportunities available


Carla Chinni
Manager, Crops, Food & Biotech - Business Development & Commercial

Phone +61 3 9545 2306
Contact Carla Chinni

Bernie Hobbs address the audience

Exhibition at AgCatalyst 2018

Virtual fencing exhibit at AgCatalyst 2018

Lunch in the exhibition area at AgCatalyst 2018

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