Native Food Accelerator Programs

There is great potential for the Australian native agriculture and food sector to achieve commercial success.

ThincLab Waite, in partnership with Food Futures Company, offers a suite of programs to support Australian entrepreneurs and SMEs in this sector. There are two key components; the Native Food Accelerator Programs and a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). 

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Native Food Accelerator Programs

  • Ideas2Business Program

    A 12-week pre-accelerator commencing July 2020 to help native ag+food start-ups (indigenous and non-indigenous founders) to test ideas and build capability and confidence to launch new products and new business ventures. 

    Applications close 7 July.

    Apply now

  • Flagship National Accelerator-Incubator Program

    The Flagship National Accelerator-Incubator is a 6-9 months program, targeted at later-stage and scale-ups start-ups (Indigenous and non-Indigenous founders) to accelerate the growth of native ag+food sector. The program aims to enable start-ups to:

    • grow revenue,
    • attract investment,
    • secure new domestic and international markets,
    • develop and/or adopt enabling technologies,
    • develop new systems and business models,
    • and form strategic partnerships along the value chain.

    Register your interest

Get involved

Get involved as a mentor, sponsor, partner in the Native Food program. 

We are currently seeking partners to support the inaugural Ideas2Business program. There is a variety of partnership opportunities available to companies, regional partners, investors, and other funding bodies including:

  • Become a major program partner 
  • Provide direct financial support for a specific participant/s in the Ideas2Business program; or
  • Provide participants with access to internal mentors & experts and/or other infrastructure resources.

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Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

A bid is currently being developed to establish a Native Food and Agriculture CRC. The research will focus on how to increase production and the value of native products already in demand, and how to create demand for promising products that the market isn’t yet familiar with.

For further information on the CRC, please contact Professor Andy Lowe on