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CSIRO: Innovate to Grow - Agrifood WA

Opportunity for

  • SMEs working on innovative technology or solutions in the agriculture and food industry in Western Australia and seeking to explore the way in which R&D collaboration can advance an innovative project or idea.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge

Innovate to Grow is coordinated by CSIRO and is for SMEs who want to progress their R&D opportunities, or are in the early decision-making stages about engaging in R&D. With the help of experienced researchers and innovation experts, participants can examine their technical and/or business challenges, explore their R&D opportunities and develop actionable business and funding plans.

Current opportunity

This iteration of the Innovate to Grow program is designed for start-ups and SMEs in WA, targeting the state’s extensive agricultural landscape, spanning 71 million hectares and supporting diverse agricultural production, from broadacre farming to intensive agriculture and aquaculture.

Recognising the pivotal role of agribusinesses in the global agrifood industry, CSIRO is calling on forward-thinking enterprises to join this free 10-week online, self-paced program.

The program offers a transformative experience that not only fosters innovation but also educates businesses on the invaluable role of R&D in enhancing their overall business strategy. Participants will gain insights into the significance of R&D, along with practical strategies to navigate and advance their ideas through the innovation pipeline. It's a unique blend of education, mentorship, and tangible pathways to turn concepts into successful realities.

Opportunity background

This program is supported by the CSIRO.

To find out more about this program or apply today go to "Visit website".

Applications close: Sunday 17 March 2024 Program commences: Thursday 11 April 2024 Limited spaces are available.

Potential other applications

Upon completing the program, participants may be eligible for dollar-matched R&D funding through the CSIRO Kick-Start program.

To get in touch or if you have questions go to "Enquire now".

Opportunity type

Ideation, Seeking solutions
Visit website

Readiness

Early (TRL 1-4)
Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Fruits Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We …
  • Location

    Global

  • Organisation type

    Public research organisation

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