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A Robust Tracking and Identification System is Needed

2 Million

Animal Relocations Tracked/Month in Australia


Cases of Disease Caused a $2.5 Billion Industry Loss


Annual Increase in Global Meat Production

Current Technology

Traditional identification systems were based on visual markers. Newer electronic options are becoming more widely adopted, although technical solutions that improve reliability and enhanced utility for cattle producers will drive growth.


Enable tamper-proof animal identification, tracing
and monitoring throughout the supply chain.

Incremental Solutions

  1. Track animals from birth to death
  2. Offer simple application and removal
  3. Significantly improve device retention
  4. Provide higher value for cost

Transformational Solutions

  1. Track animals from birth to table
  2. Are passive and start at birth
  3. Provide continuous monitoring

We are seeking both incremental and transformational solutions. Think big! A truly transformational identification solution would be one that self-activates at birth and uploads data automatically, despite location, to provide continuous tracking and tracing throughout the animal’s lifespan. The ability to trace the meat to a retailer or consumer is also valuable.

The Animal Tracking Invention Opportunity is now closed.

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Professor Bill Walsh
Inventor and Lead Researcher
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

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High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis

Seeking high water recovery, low energy approaches in reverse osmosis water treatment and retrieval applications.

Method for Processing Plant-Based Proteins

Seeking processes and methods for proteins derived from plants other than soy.

Analogue of Brix for Solid Food

Seeking inventions to rapidly measure sugar content during food production and processing, particularly for solid foods.

Software for Improving Rider Skill and Pleasure

Seeking software that will improve motorcyclists’ ability to manipulate their motorcycles in response to road hazards, increase their riding pleasure and dramatically reducing crashes.

Microfluidic Water Quality Sensors

Seeking microfluidic ejector chips, or microdispenser technology to disrupt the water quality sensor market.

Carbohydrate Availability and Utilization Measurement

Seeking inventions to measure carbohydrate availability and utilization rates in order to provide athletes necessary information to positively impact their performance during training and competition.

Food Safety

Seeking new food safety technologies that are non-destructive, accurate, rapid, and minimize sampling errors.

Water Recovery from Dry Snack Manufacturing

Seeking inventions that enable the reuse of evaporated water captured from dry snack manufacturing.

In-Line Sensors for Beverage Manufacturing

Seeking inventions that improve the ability of beverage producers to track beverage composition in-line during production.

Non-Ingredient Binding of Foods

Seeking technologies that enable the binding or agglomeration of food particles within a cereal bar or snack cluster.

Low Cost Snack Preparation Platform

Seeking inventions for a low cost snack preparation platform that can produce fast, ready-to-eat snacks for developing markets.

Intelligent Interactive Packaging

Seeking intelligent, two-way communication through innovated packaging devices and systems.

Tracking Exported Meat Products from Farm to Fork

Seeking inventions to trace exported meat products that are tamper-proof, available to consumers, low cost, and able to provide a result to the consumer at the point of sale.

Bottle Closure Sanitation

Seeking new inventions to ensure drinks remain safe, while reducing unnecessary water consumption during production and sanitation.

Comfort Optimizing Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS)

Seeking new artificial intelligence (AI) methods for maintaining or increasing user comfort, while increasing energy efficiency when compared to non-HEMS homes.

Atmospheric Water Generation

Seeking inventions to reduce the costs of purchasing and treating water for beverage production by creating a sustainable water source from the earth’s atmosphere.

Stacking Snacks

Seeking inventions to enable the stacking of snack products for efficient packaging, transportation, and breakage reduction.

Processing Bio-Based Composite Films for Food Packaging

Seeking viable and commercial scale methods for the processing and conversion of bio-based composites.

In-Line Food Processing Sensors

Seeking in-line food processing sensors for select points in the processing of chips, extruded products, and carbonated beverages.

Flexible-to-Rigid Packaging

Seeking inventions that create new rigid packaging solutions formed from flexible materials.

Fecal Sludge Dewatering

Seeking inventions that enable rapid dewatering of fecal sludge.

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  • Explore new realms for invention with industry defined problems to be solved.

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  • Share in profits and royalties from licensing and commercialization.
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  • Gain international exposure through our established networks

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