TNQ Drought Hub Hatch Program
Supporting local community members to turn your ideas into a business
Photo Credit: Lynne Eagle
Photo Credit: Lynne Eagle
The program is structured over an intensive 6 weeks and is focused on validating your idea with potential customers. It will support you to test your ideas, build capabilities and confidence to develop a plan to take the next step in your journey as an entrepreneur.
The Hatch Program provides tailored resources and tools, 1:1 coaching and access to a network of producers and community.
The TNQ Drought Hub Hatch Program is for any individual or team (located anywhere in Australia) who has an agtech idea that helps to make TNQ farms and TNQ farmers more drought resilient.
You could be a:
• TNQ Producer with an idea
• Tech developer with an idea
• Entrepreneur with an idea
• Student with an idea
• Researcher with an idea
These agtech ideas could be across a range of sectors relevant to the region such as sugar, beef, dairy, vegetable, citrus and tropical fruit and involve different types of technology including:
• Hardware and Implements
• Software ideas
• Process or device type ideas
• Service based ideas
Areas of application may include
• Precision implements
• Irrigation Management
• Precision applications
• Animal Monitoring
• Farm Management
• In field sensing and monitoring
Scott Leslie- Sheep and Wheat Producer, NSW
Georgina Baker- Beef Producer, NSW
Sam Fryer, Beef Producer QLD
Applications are open now from the 7th of February and close on the 10th of April 2022.
We generally select between 10-12 participants.
Submit an application by pressing any of the Apply Now buttons on this page.
We will select a shortlist of participants during the selection process between the 11th – 18th April. If you are shortlisted we will be in touch with next steps directly. The finalists will be announced on the 18th of April 2022.
Week commencing the 25th of April 2022.
The program will be delivered fully remotely via online platforms
Yes- we are looking for individuals or teams who have an idea to make our farming operations more drought resilient. For example, your idea or concept could be a technology solution that helps a specific industry or your own farming operation become more resilient to drought.
This program is designed to help you validate the potential of your idea and determine how far you want to take it. each participant will have different goals suchs as industry impact, getting closer to customers, building a big tech company or creating additional revenue streams- that’s ok! We will help you to get started and give you the tools you need to progress toward your goals.
Things you will learn:
You will receive expert coaching, weekly exercises, access to a national community of agrifood innovators.
The program is over 6 weeks and you will have regular group and 1:1 check ins. You will have access to regular masterclasses and other tools.
Approximately 3-5 hrs per week (including contact time)