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Lentil and field pea variety commercialisation Expression of Interest

Opportunity for

  • Commercial plant breeders and seed distribution companies interested in licensing lentil and field pea varieties for bulk-up and distribution in Australia

Opportunity description

Opportunity background:

Agriculture Victoria Research and Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) have initiated a 5-year co-investment for the undertaking of plant breeding activities for the development of improved lentil and field pea varieties for Australian grain growers.

The current lentil and field pea breeding programs commenced in 2021 and it is envisaged that the first varieties will be available to commence commercial evaluation in 2022.

Current opportunity:

Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd (AVS) on behalf of Agriculture Victoria Research and Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) will be seeking Expression Of Interest (EOI) submissions for the commercialisation of plant varieties from the national lentil and field pea breeding programs in February 2022.

Submissions will be sought for the commercialisation of the pipeline of varieties arising from each of the lentil and field pea breeding programs.

The breeding programs are being conducted by Agriculture Victoria Research within the State of Victoria’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in conjunction with GRDC.

Please ‘Enquire now’ before the end of January 2022 if you would like to receive a copy of the EOI documentation upon its release in early February 2022.

Opportunity type

Licensing

Express interest by

31 January 2022

Readiness

Late (TRL 8-9)
Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Project led by

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Alternative protein Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

GRDC's purpose is to invest in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian growers. We invest in projects and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Opportunity for

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  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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