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Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is the Rural Research and Development Corporation (RDC) that supports the red meat processing industry throughout Australia. AMPC's mandate is to provide research, development and extension (RD&E) services that improve the sustainability and efficiency of the sector.

Red meat processor levies are strategically invested in research, development and extension programs that are aligned to targeted marketing initiatives. These programs deliver outcomes and benefits for both the Australian red meat processing industry and the broader Australian community.

Commercial opportunities

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Logo for Waterless knife sterilisation for meat processing plants
Beef cattle

Waterless knife sterilisation for meat processing plants

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers wanting to develop new solutions for sterilisation of knives and other tools for Australian red meat abattoirs. Participants may be: 
    • Wishing to brainstorm and evaluate (without substantially building) new approaches (this can be initially focussed and limited to knife sterilisation) 
    • Ready to build and evaluate designs for new approaches 
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Field trial, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for 'Steak to Primal' traceability (software or hardware)
Beef cattle

'Steak to Primal' traceability (software or hardware)

Opportunity for

  • Software and hardware solution providers or developers looking for financial support to demonstrate and evolve offerings in 'steak to primal' traceability and demonstrate it in a meat processing environment
  • Existing traceability providers who would like support to extend their offer to deliver a 'steak to primal' solution
  • New providers interested in addressing the 'last mile' and integrating with existing traceability providers or providing that directly as part of a traceability solution
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Waterless lamb frenching: reducing 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to zero

Waterless lamb frenching: reducing 210,000 knifing path actions per shift to zero

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers wanting to demonstrate and evolve an offering in 'waterless frenching' and demonstrate it in meat processing environments
  • Solution providers wishing to validate conceptual designs and/or build and evaluate initial prototypes that reduce human effort, water and energy consumption
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Field trial, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Red meat bone belt automated monitoring solution
Beef cattle

Red meat bone belt automated monitoring solution

Opportunity for

  • Imagery solutions providers or developers seeking financial support to demonstrate and evolve your offering in red meat monitoring on bone belts to measure and manage red meat discharging on the bone belt to acceptable levels
  • Led by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.

Research projects

Other research projects
Logo for US Pilot for pallet labels as an alternate system of shipping mark
Multiple industries

US Pilot for pallet labels as an alternate system of shipping mark

The aim of this project is to provide data to support and assist in the acceptance by the Serial Shipping …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    12 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2021

  • Research organisation

    Management for Technology Pty Ltd

Logo for Remote Operations (Gamification) – Stage 1
Multiple industries

Remote Operations (Gamification) – Stage 1

Gamification brings about elements of game-playing, like point scoring, competition or rules of play, into a non-game environment. In the …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    10 May 2021 - 21 May 2021

Logo for Remote Operations - Shadow Robots
Multiple industries

Remote Operations - Shadow Robots

A shadow robot is able to precisely mimic human actions, meaning it is ideally suited to tasks where human dexterity …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    18 Mar 2021 - 24 May 2021

Logo for Megasonic demulsification of oil and grease from meat processing wastewater
Multiple industries

Megasonic demulsification of oil and grease from meat processing wastewater

AMPC is focussed on reducing water consumption, recycling wherever possible, and considering new sources of water where they are available, …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    30 Sep 2019 - 29 Jun 2021

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Logo for Employee Retention for the Meat Industry
Multiple industries

Employee Retention for the Meat Industry

The aim of this project is to develop data-driven solutions which improve employee retention at six months in meat industry …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    6 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2021

Logo for Contemporary chemical lean validation – national standard for measurement
Multiple industries

Contemporary chemical lean validation – national standard for measurement

It is proposed that an interlaboratory comparison is done to validate the performance for methods used for CL determination by …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    1 Mar 2017 - 1 Mar 2019

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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