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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company.

Our mission is to make strategically targeted investments to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian wool industry. To do this, we invests along the global supply chain for Australian wool to deliver outcomes that benefit Australian woolgrowers.

Commercial opportunity

Wearable tech for sheep lets woolgrowers join the smart tag revolution

Australian Wool Innovation is pioneering smart tags for sheep, giving producers the chance to track, monitor and assess their animals in real time – all the time. For an industry left behind in the smart tag race, it’s welcome news. 

  • Led by
    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
Wool

New England Merino Lifetime Productivity online field day

The recent New England Field Day was converted from an in-person, on-site experience to an online event featuring the 2018 drop and 2017 drop MLP ewes. A launch webinar and website showcasing sire progeny inspection videos and results, along with a site seasonal overview and associated Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) and New England research updates, will now be available online for the life of the MLP project

  • Led by
    Australian Wool Innovation
  • In collaboration with
    Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association
Wool

Vaccine researchers striking back against flystrike

Australian Wool Innovation is now two years into a major four-year preliminary research project to help develop a commercial vaccine that will protect sheep right across Australia from the Australian sheep blowfly. This $2.5 million collaborative project has achieved much in its first two years. Here, CSIRO project leader Tony Vuocolo provides woolgrowers with an update on his particular area of research on the project.

  • Led by
    Australian Wool Innovation
  • In collaboration with
    CSIRO

Commercial opportunities

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Multiple industries

Wearable device for sustainable livestock production

Opportunity for

  • Animal agtech companies interested in developing new products and services
  • Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies interested in developing new products and services
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking investment, 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).

Research projects

Other research projects
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Multiple industries

Flystrike Extension Package

There is already information available for woolgrowers on best practice strategies for the management of flystrike, including on FlyBoss and …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    15 Dec 2020

  • Research organisation

    Schuster Consulting Group Pty Ltd

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Multiple industries

Sheep Sustainability Framework

The role of the SSF is to monitor, measure and report industry performance against agreed sustainability priorities, where sustainability is …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2020

  • Research organisation

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

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Multiple industries

PARABOSS PHASE III

ParaBoss, which commenced in 2013, is the national resource for sheep and goat parasite control in Australia, providing information on the …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2021

  • Research organisations

    Animal Health Australia (AHA), University of New England (UNE)

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Sheep & lamb

Flystrike Vaccine Fast Track

The aim of this project is to fast track an exciting development arising from the related AWI project ON-00619 Development …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2021

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Multiple industries

WA Wild Dog & Vert Pest Training

This project will: Increase the knowledge of, and skills in, the control of Wild Dogs, Feral Pigs and Foxes in …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    30 Nov 2020

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) [WA]

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Sheep & lamb

NE NSW Wild Dog Coordinator

Mitigate the impacts by wild dogs and vertebrate pest species through the delivery of effective best practice wild dog and …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    29 Mar 2021

  • Research organisation

    Centre for Invasive Species Solutions

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SA Wild Dog Coordinator Supplement 21-22 Fencing

Additional coordination capacity in wild dog management in South Australia (SA), at a state-wide level will deliver: Supplementary funding to …
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2022

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

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Multiple industries

OzAg Data exchange

The Australian AgriFood Data Exchange has a vision to create an interconnected data highway for Australia‚Äôs AgriFood value chain.…
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    30 Jun 2021

  • Research organisation

    KPMG Australia

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