Aglive invited to participate in the inaugural UK Tech Rocketship Awards programme

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Aglive invited to participate in the inaugural UK Tech Rocketship Awards programme

Having announced the winners of the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) Rocketship awards in December, Aglive was delighted to receive an invitation to attend the Tech Rocketship UK tour in February.

The Tech Rocketship Awards were open to established scale-ups founded on innovative technology-led solutions, across a wide range of industries who are ready to go global. Companies were selected from a competitive field of 197 entries to secure a highly sought-after place on the Tech Rocketship programme. Aglive was invited as a participant in the “Feeding the Nation” category.

The UK tour kick-off this week with series of meetings, networking events and workshops aimed at showcasing the UK’s offerings for Australian and New Zealand businesses.

Michael Ward, British Consul General and Director General, Department for International Trade (DIT), Australia and New Zealand said:

‘I am absolutely delighted at the response to our Tech Rocketship Awards and the exceptionally high calibre of entries. It is fantastic to see so many innovative Australian and New Zealand companies delivering leading-edge technologies.

I’d like to congratulate the participates on being selected. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain access to the fifth largest economy in the world and a thriving tech community and we are excited to welcome them to the UK.’

Natalie Black, UK Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, said:

‘I am delighted to be back in London this week to personally welcome our Tech Rocketship Award cohort from Australia.

The UK has one of the most vibrant and innovative tech ecosystems in the world backed by our Industrial & Digital strategies. With more VC investment and unicorns than anywhere else in Europe – it’s the natural next step for ambitious Australian and New Zealand tech companies.

We are very excited to be supporting our Tech Rocketship winners and we look forward to their UK success.’

Aglive’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Burgess said:

‘Aglive is thrilled to be part of the Rocketship Awards Programme, and is looking forward to participating in the planned business activities which will help us navigate the UK market opportunities.

As a company, we’ve made a number of trips to the UK to identify opportunities for our Livestock Traceability solution and our Provenance solution, recently establishing a UK subsidiary company. The UK DIT Rocketship programme gives us access to people, expertise and networks that will allow us to leverage and build on our presence for the future.

We thank the UK Department of International Trade and the Rocketship award sponsors for our inclusion in this event.

More information about the Rocketship Awards Programme can be found:


About Aglive
Aglive is a specialist software supplier who use technology to provide digital tools that strengthen the connection between farming and food. We build integrity across the entire supply chain by providing evidence-based tracking and authentication-enabled applications that deliver integrity and confidence to consumers and the industry.

At Aglive, we recognise that consumers want to know more about the quality and history of the food they buy. Providing this data demands a new approach from the agriculture industry to ensure farming, processing and biosecurity management is data-driven and provides insights and benefits that enable better decision making, streamlines day to day operations, and improved returns for industry and consumers.

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