LiveCorp: Proof of concept trial for automated data collection - animal counting – innovation challenge
- Innovators, solution providers and startups/scaleups/SME’s with commercial solutions ready for proof of concept in livestock export industry
- On-farm livestock technology and RFID scanning technology providers.
Cattle being exported overseas are counted at multiple points of the supply chain, a manual process which can result in discrepancies. This most commonly occurs at loading and discharge of the ships and while being transported in market to their destination feedlot. This issue is usually corrected once a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag scan has been conducted at the importing feedlot. Although an automated counter has been developed for live sheep exports, a solution is still required for cattle.
The Live Export Program (LEP) has engaged Impact Innovation to develop an Open Innovation Pipeline to allow multiple small-scale technology trials to satisfy the livestock export industry’s desire for practical and immediate solutions to common supply chain problems. The Innovation Pipeline enables the LEP RD&E Program to leverage existing technology solutions or provide an avenue to trial novel solutions and technology through short, sharp projects. The open innovation approach will ensure that technology solutions can be identified faster and trialled within industry sooner, compared to the traditional research process.
LiveCorp are seeking applications for proof-of-concept research project from innovators, solution providers and startups/scaleups/SME’s. ‘Visit website’ to find terms of reference (ToR) details. Responses to this ToR are expected to outline a three (3) month pilot project, or Proof of Concept (PoC) trial, that translates an existing solution to benefit the livestock export industry.
The intended benefits of this project to the livestock export industry include:
- Automation of cattle counting during export and transportation
- Reduced discrepancies in traceability data
- Improved consistency throughout the supply chain.
If the Proof of Concept (PoC) trial is successful, it may be selected to progress to a larger scale project, where appropriate.
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