Food Agility CRC and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Group are excited to launch a $4.5m initiative to deliver scalable digital tools for the red meat industry. In the first round, we will invest $2.6m in projects that tackle three major challenges in the Australian red meat supply chain. We welcome project proposals by Tuesday 24 November 2020.
Australian agtech companies that have demonstrated access to supply chain participants in the Australian red meat production sector, in partnership with Australian research organisations. Food Agility CRC and MLA will invest up to two-thirds of eligible project costs, with the agtech and research partners investing the rest. Technology companies may also be eligible for the R&D tax incentive, significantly reducing the cost of your R&D investment.
The Digitally Enhanced Australian Red Meat Integrity System Program is a $4.5million initiative that aims to deliver new digital tools and services for the red meat industry, in line with the Integrity Systems 2025 & Beyond Strategic Plan (IS2025). The focus is on data-driven supply chains and improving trust and transparency. Food Agility and MLA will invest $2.6million in a first round of projects and are calling for collaborative research proposals that respond to three major challenges facing the Australian red meat industry:
These challenges were refined after a series of discovery workshops with a number of key industry stakeholders. This program of research will be:
Please carefully review the eligibility criteria, eligible project activities and the assessment criteria. In a nutshell, we are looking for:
Seeking an agtech or research partner for your proposal? Post or respond to a listing in our 'Find a Project Partner' LinkedIn group.
We want your proposal to be great. Get in touch with the people below if you have any questions.
For technical questions in relation to the challenges, please contact:
For questions relating to agile project design, please contact:
For questions relating to project administration or connecting relevant organisations to potential research or technology project partners, please contact:
An introductory webinar was held on Monday 2 November, hosted by Food Agility Chief Scientist Professor David Lamb and ISC's Julie Petty. Watch it now to hear more about the program, understand what we are looking for in project proposals and see how we answered your questions.