CEAT was established in July 2018 as a joint initiative between the ANU and CSIRO, with support and funding from the ACT Government. Since then, the hub has grown to house five different agri-tech start-ups and operationalised a number of programs. These enable us to use the world-leading research expertise and infrastructure in the ANU-CSIRO innovation precinct to target real agricultural challenges independent of traditional disciplinary boundaries.

For agricultural innovation ecosystems, this interdisciplinary element means that problems are addressed through biological, environmental and agricultural scientists working closely with computer scientists, engineers, economists, social scientists and policy specialists to develop effective and tailored solutions to issues faced by the agricultural community.

Our Mission

We build partnerships and capability to enable researchers, industry, government and end-users to collaborate and innovate. Find out more.

Our team

We are a growing team lead by Director Owen Atkin. We bring experience in industry engagement, business management and development, communications, marketing, and administration.


We are located in an innovation precinct anchored by major institutions ANU and CSIRO, with world-class expertise and infrastructure in biological, environmental and agricultural science, working closely with computer scientists, engineers, economists, social scientists and policy researchers.

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