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AgCatalyst 2024 will be staged at Brisbane Powerhouse, 19 - 20 November

AgCatalyst 2024 is CSIRO’s premier biennial event to showcase the latest in agrifood innovation and science with an eye to the future.

Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland ©  MARCUS BELL

This year’s event, at Brisbane Powerhouse on the banks of the Brisbane River, will be a unique intersection of science, art, theatre, comedy and music.

What's in store for AgCatalyst 2024

A showcase of the latest innovations in agriculture and food – from sustainability to soil, novel foods to new trends in livestock, futuristic farming to fish production. We will be shining a light on how we are creating impact for a positive future in ag and food, including:

  • breakthrough innovations incubating at CSIRO
  • CSIRO’s best and brightest early career scientists
  • artificial intelligence and the latest in digital technology in agrifood systems
  • science for sustainability from paddock to plate
  • science to start up, investment auction and founder insights
  • a tactile ‘show me don’t tell me’ expo
  • workshop on how to partner with CSIRO.

AgCatalyst is CSIRO’s premier biennial event to showcase the latest in agrifood innovation and science with an eye to the future.


Tue 19 Nov 2024 5.30–7.30pm

Opening night event and a chance to network with delegates and sponsors.

Wed 20 Nov 2024 8.30am–5pm

Full day program, including:

  • dynamic on-stage presentations
  • an electrifying exhibition space
  • a unique insight into the latest science from CSIRO’s brightest minds
  • loads of networking opportunities.

Interested in talking to us about partnering for this exciting event?

Please contact Amie Herring about customising and adding your own inventive ways to showcase your ideas.

The full program will be released in mid 2024.

Highlights from AgCatalyst 2022

[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 Luna Park on 22-23 November 2022.

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