Investing in a future-ready agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector is the goal of the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards grant program, with applications now open.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin invites young researchers, scientists and innovators in agriculture, fisheries and forestry to submit a project application that addresses current industry challenges.
“Australia has a proud tradition of innovation, and we’re looking to build on that legacy with the next generation of Aussie smarts,” Mr Pasin said.
“We’re looking for projects which tackle issues in innovative ways and contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.”
Mr Pasin said supporting young people delivering new innovations in agriculture will deliver benefits for the sector, with these benefits flowing into rural and regional Australia.
“This is a great opportunity for our best and brightest, living in regional Australia, to receive a leg up and really make a difference to their industries and their communities,” Mr Pasin said.
Last year’s Ministerial award winner was Mr Fraser Border from the University of Southern Queensland.
This innovative project used augmented reality to help meat process workers improve accuracy and efficiency, reduce waste and increase returns for processors.
For more information and to apply visit www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards.
|Established, new and emerging rural industries||AgriFutures Australia|
|Eggs and poultry (layers)||Australian Eggs|
|Red meat processing||Australian Meat Processor Corporation|
|Pork||Australian Pork Limited|
|Wool||Australian Wool Innovation|
|Cotton||Cotton Research and Development Corporation|
|Biosecurity and digital innovation||CSIRO Biosecurity digital innovation|
|Fisheries and aquaculture||Fisheries Research and Development Corporation|
|Forest and wood products||Forest & Wood Products Australia|
|Grains||Grains Research and Development Corporation|
|Viticulture and oenology||Wine Australia|