Nominations for Protected Cropping Australia’s biennial Industry Awards, recognising the contributions of ‘inspiring individuals’ to the protected cropping sector, are open.
Queensland-based Fable Food Co, a CRC participant, has raised $6.5m in seed funding to ramp up R&D and production of its fungi-based meat-substitute products.
The winners of Food & Fibre Gippsland’s ‘What’s Your Food or Fibre Challenge, Gippsland?’ have been announced. The successful businesses will use the funding and support to help them surmount obstacles to sustainable growth.
More than $9 million in ARC grants have been awarded to two UNSW Sydney projects providing research into sensors for the health sector and new technologies for Australia’s infrastructure needs.
In the lead-up to its annual conference, 18-20 October, the CRC Association is calling for video submissions from early-career researchers. Three winners each get a free trip to Canberra, full registration and the chance to showcase their research and win $5,000. Apply by COB 31 August.
Applications by 6 August for next year’s Nuffield Scholarship, which helps recipients broaden their horizons with regard to on agrifood-related topics, then translate those learnings into action ‘back home’.
The federal government has appointed an expert working group to develop a roadmap setting out Australia’s research infrastructure needs and priorities for the coming five to 10 years.
The Territory Labor Government will invest $8.5m over five years with the federally-funded Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to fast-track manufacturing innovation projects – including agribusiness-related projects – across Australia’s Top End
Commonwealth, State and Territory government funding is available to help Australia’s food, beverage, agricultural and ancilllary organisations, big and small, revive and thrive post-pandemic.
SME CRC industry participants may wish to apply for the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre’s new Commercialisation Fund. It offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.