The Project Fund supports innovation projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness. How? By offering matched funding of over $100,000 and up to $2M to help you solve an innovation challenge.

The Project Fund aims to boost competitiveness and productivity in Australia across the six Industry Growth Sectors, by providing matched funding for multiple collaborative industry partners (a ‘Consortium’) to deliver innovation projects that address one or more of the four objectives of the Growth Centres:

  • Identifying opportunities to reduce regulatory burden
  • Increasing collaboration and commercialisation between researchers and industry
  • Improving capabilities to engage with international markets and global supply chains
  • Enhancing management and workforce skills

Matched funding case studies

When businesses and researchers work together, the results are innovative and market-led. Watch some of the below case studies to see how challenges and have been turned into solutions and opportunities.