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Enterprise Solution Centre (ESC) is open for applications for projects with up to $100,000 of co-contribution by companies 

This program connects companies to expertise, technical and/or research advice to provide a solution to a technical challenge which businesses are unable to solve themselves in order to take advantage of a market opportunity. The new solution, when supported with training that builds business capability, is designed to increase the competitiveness of the company in their desired markets.

A 1:1 matched company funding is a requirement to participate.

To date, FIAL has partnered with more than 60 companies on research projects of varying scale which have the potential to deliver >$50M in sales once launched.



  1. Read through the Eligibility Guidelines
  2. Read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  3. Download the Expressions of Interest (EOI) form to apply


Here are four examples that received funding to give you an idea of what kind of projects we fund:

1.  Reprocessing of horticulture crop processing waste allowing water reduction during manufacture and increase ingredient availability for continuted support of in-market growth.

2. Cereal protein functionality assessment to support in-market customer needs based on protein application and functionality.

3.  Micro-encapsulation of micronutrients to improve delivery of the compounds to the body and improve nutritional benefits.

4.  Scale up of new micro-encapsulation technology to support rapid market growth of products using the technology.


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