LiveCorp: Proof of concept trial for reserve fodder & bedding storage – innovation challenge
- Innovators, solution providers and startups/scaleups/SME’s with commercial solutions ready for proof of concept in livestock export industry
- Animal and human food packaging manufacturers (storage or long life).
Reserve fodder is kept on board during livestock export by sea in case of unforeseen circumstances where additional fodder may be required (extra days due to weather or port delays, water spills etc). Similarly, reserve sawdust (or other bedding) is kept on board during cattle export. Where there is no need for this fodder or bedding (as is the case in the vast majority of shipments), it must be disposed of in-market as it has a limited shelf life and it cannot be brought back into Australia due to biosecurity concerns. This is a significant expense to each shipment.
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:
- Improved storage capabilities during livestock export
- Reduced shipment expenses and wasted feed and bedding.
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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