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New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Join New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to undertake R&D, innovate, accelerate and create pathways to adoption for new commercial products and solutions.

DPI’s purpose is to maximise outcomes for NSW primary industries, the communities they support and the resources they rely on, both today and for the future.

In this context DPI can provide a variety of commercial and technical services to businesses, large and small. Including opportunities for demonstration sites, tests beds for start-ups, product validation and community engagement, hosted across our 25 research stations. We also seek to form strategic collaborations to ambitiously deliver short-and long-term outcomes that strengthen primary industries.

To learn more about working with DPI please visit our website where you'll find the latest detail of our commercial and collaboration opportunities.

Key facts:

  • DPI has a 130-year history of delivering research, development and adoption programs that matter to industry, government and regional communities
  • Largest provider of rural R&D in Australia, portfolio of ~$100M per year (half externally-sourced), 600+ scientific and technical staff
  • Ranked in the top 1% of institutions globally in the fields of research of plant & animal sciences, agricultural science and environment & ecology
  • Combined land holding of 13,000 hectares over 28 sites, including three hatcheries, that replicate most agri-ecological zones and enterprises for food and fibre across NSW including cropping, horticulture, beef cattle, dairy cattle, merino and prime lamb breeds of sheep, Australian Stock horses, Murray Cod, Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Nationally significant Biosecurity Collections.

Commercial opportunities

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Logo for NSW DPI - Tussock Weed Diagnostic test kit
Multiple industries

NSW DPI - Tussock Weed Diagnostic test kit

Opportunity for: 

  • Commercial diagnostics services, medical or agricultural device manufacturers interested in commercialising a new rapid in-field Tussock Weed Diagnostic test kit
  • Local land care services or government agencies interested in partnerships surrounding use of the device 
  • Led by

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    5 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
Logo for NSW DPI - Karnal Bunt Diagnostic test kit
Cereal grains

NSW DPI - Karnal Bunt Diagnostic test kit

Opportunity for

  • Commercial diagnostics services, medical or agricultural device manufacturers interested in commercialising a new rapid in-field Karnal Bunt Diagnostic test kit
  • Led by

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    5 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.

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