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AgCatalyst 2022 - Facing the Future 22 & 23 November

There was plenty of action at Luna Park in Sydney, with attendance from businesses, government, investors, peak industry bodies, producer groups, research funders and providers, and policy makers.

Luna Park, Sydney ©  flickr, Jellybeanz

AgCatalyst showcased 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.

Stay tuned for more AgCatalyst news in the future.

What to expect at AgCatalyst

  • Loads of networking opportunities.
  • Dynamic exhibition area showcasing research to prepare us for the future.
  • Regions challenge each other with innovations to boost Australian agrifood.
  • Science pitches of new and inspiring research from CSIRO’s brightest minds.
  • Session on different models to deliver innovation.
  • Facing the future presentations from our partners.

Highlights video

[CSIRO logo appears on screen.]

[On screen text: AgCatalyst 2022 Facing the Future superimposed over a shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge]

[As people speak, shots of the event appear on the screen, from presenters at the event, audience members, and people and things that are on display at the exhibition space]

AgCatalyst MC Bernie Hobbs speaking: AgCatalyst is like no other sciencey event. It’s always really entertaining. Really creative. Really out of the box.

Steven McInnes, PiqueGlobal speaking: It’s dynamic, it’s engaging. You bring people together and actually make connections. You find out what CSIRO’s doing. And especially Ag and Food – they’re so innovative in their approach.

Dr Michael Robertson, CSIRO Agriculture and Food Director speaking: We’re putting on show the diversity of our people who are working in research and development. It’s a fantastic way for CSIRO staff to meet our external world – our collaborators, our partners, our customers.

Raquel Said, Nutri V speaking: It’s a wonderful opportunity for small businesses like ours to be seen in a different forum; a different marketplace.

Dr Jeff Cumpston, Grains Research and Development Corporation speaking: It’s been so educational to see what CSIRO’s doing and how it applies to some of our investments, but also what we’re doing internally at GRDC to try to manage our investments better.

Milly Coman, CSIRO SME Connect speaking: It makes it really casual so you can have honest conversations and be yourself. It cuts down to the person underneath, so I think it has a really good vibe – it’s really well organised.

Dr Aarti Tobin, CSIRO Food Materials Scientist speaking: I think it’s a really great place to come and to see a lot of the science in Agriculture and Food that’s happening, and you get to talk to the scientists one-on-one, right?

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AgCatalyst 2022 was held at scenic Lunar Park on 22-23 November 2022.

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AgCatalyst 2022 event program

Download the 2022 AgCatalyst event program PDF (24 KB).

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