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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Canberra’s agri-technology sector is growing fast and has many investment opportunities.

Pioneering agricultural science and technology

The Canberra region advances global agricultural, environmental and primary industry research. William Farrer bred the strain of Federation wheat just outside Canberra in 1903. This revolutionised Australian agriculture.

Over a century later, the finest organisations in Canberra’s agri-technology sector are still growing. We’re addressing critical regional, national and global challenges in:

  • agri-technology
  • food technology
  • environmental sciences
  • innovation in genetics and phenomics

World-renowned Canberra research centres continue to train researchers, students and industry at the:

We’re making major discoveries, and building knowledge and resources in:

  • food technology
  • plant, animal and environmental sciences
  • genetics
  • biodiversity
  • conservation

Entrepreneurship in agri-technology

The region is home to agri-technology entrepreneurs.

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) is a joint venture of ANU, CSIRO and the ACT Government. CEAT provides:

  • an innovation hub to attract and support agri-technology-related business
  • research translation to connect researchers with industry to address real world challenges
  • innovation training for researchers to develop skills and pathways to grow new ventures
  • a regional and national focus for agri-technology and food-technology-related development to attract inward investment and support export development
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Cool climate primary production

Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city. We’re surrounded by agricultural land. Much of Australia’s finest cool climate produce, fine wool and dry land crops comes from the Canberra Region.

Just some of the high-value produce we’re known for includes:

  • premium cool climate wines
  • black Perigord truffles
  • stone fruit
  • wheat
  • oilseeds

Our wool, dairy and meat production is strong.

The export potential for our high-yield, low-volume goods is growing.

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Home to Australian agricultural peak bodies and administration

Canberra houses the:

Agri-technology and food technology opportunities in Canberra

Grow your research, development, business, economic and social capability in Canberra. You’ll benefit from our depth of knowledge, research activity, facilities and interdisciplinary approach.

For networking and investment opportunities in Canberra, visit the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) website.

To learn how to engage with leading agri-technology centres in Canberra, contact our Investment team.

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