Up to $100,000 is available for projects that develop new or improved food products or manufacturing processes.
The Advanced Food Manufacturing (AFM) Grants Program will support co-funded projects with industry and research or technical partners that strengthen the food industry’s innovation capabilities and improve productivity, profitability and export competitiveness.
The Advanced Food Manufacturing (AFM) Grants Program is supported by PIRSA and funded by the Government of South Australia. The AFM grants will support partnerships between food manufacturers, researchers and technical experts to strengthen the food industry’s innovation capabilities and improve productivity, profitability and export competitiveness.
The main focus of the Advanced Food Manufacturing (AFM) Grants Program is to:
- support projects that translate new and existing research into practical outcomes
- raise the technical and business capabilities of food manufacturers.
A grant of between $25,000 and $100,000 is available for jointly funded projects.
The projects must be co-funded with industry and research or technical partners.
Organisations that are looking for funding to support eligible projects can apply.
AFM grants may support the following activities:
- The development of innovative food products that feature novel food sources, higher value food performance such as health or nutritional benefits.
- The development of high value food products designed for specialist domestic or international markets, or specific performance or regulatory requirements.
- Improved or alternate food processing technologies including engineering design, production engineering, inline process controls, energy efficient manufacturing.
- New food packaging or preservation technologies
- Sustainable food production including optimisation of raw materials, utilisation of waste streams as by-products, technology for decreasing solid and liquid waste, technology for energy efficiency.
- The commercialisation of market-ready research from University research programs and the wider South Australian research sector.
Expressions of Interest for Round 3 will open at the beginning of the new financial year.