According to an announcement made by the Victorian Government, Australia’s leading national agtech innovation hub SproutX launched its first Australian regional hub in Mildura, writes Nicky Lung on OpenGovAsia.com.
In partnership with Mildura Regional Development (MRD), SproutX will open a co-working space at The Mill – Mildura’s newly established innovation space – and will mobilize a community to support startups in the agricultural space in the region. The project aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Mallee region.
According to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp, Mildura is a rich agricultural area in which farmers will increasingly rely on technology to manage their businesses sustainably into the future.
Acknowledging the value and important to invest in digital economy, the Victoria Government was the first government in Australia to support the SproutX initiative.
“We have supported SproutX since day one and are thrilled to see the team expand their footprint into regional Victoria,” said Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford.