Innovation Grants

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Innovation Grants will help Australian farmers, fishers, groups and businesses implement sustainable practices and build capacity. Innovation is essential to ensure our natural resources are managed in a sustainable way and continue to support the communities and businesses that rely upon them.

Innovation Grants ranging between $250 000 to $1.5 million (GST Exclusive) will help drive the development and adoption of innovative practices and technology across the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry sectors.

A range of innovative projects may be eligible, including:

  • projects that promote the uptake of new and innovative practices such as permanent bed vegetable production
  • projects that use new technology including digital information systems such as smart phone and notepad applications to deliver timely information to farmers to facilitate informed natural resource decision making
  • institutional and market based approaches that involve the whole supply chain and will increase the adoption of sustainable production practices.

Innovation can be completely new technology or practices. They can also be incremental changes, such as adapting or applying an existing technology or practice in a novel way or to a new region or industry.

Farming system groups, industry, agribusinesses, companies in the food supply chain, research bodies, community groups, universities and individuals are encouraged to apply. Partnerships or consortiums are also encouraged.

Key dates for Innovation Grants

Application period commences 6 June 2013
Closing date for applications NOW CLOSED

More information

For further information on eligibility of organisations and activities please refer to the Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions and the How to Apply guide or call 1800 552 008.

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