Prof John Pluske, APRIL CEO & Chief Scientist FI

APRIL open for business on innovation and commercialisation fronts

Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd (APRIL) is seeking applications for Innovation and Commercialisation projects. An independent, member based research entity, APRIL continues the approach to research, education, training and commercialisation of the very successful CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork, which concludes June 30, 2019. APRIL Innovation Projects are negotiable…

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APRIL Industry Placement Program starts at Rivalea and SunPork

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) has announced Jess Craig, Rivalea, New South Wales and Sofie Pridgeon, Wasleys Piggery, SunPork Farms, South Australia, as the first recipients under its Industry Placement Program (IPP). APRIL’s IPP program is similar to that successfully initiated in Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian…


Research grant to help improve stress resilience in pigs

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, SunPork Solutions and Rivalea Australia have secured an Australian Research Council Linkage grant to support a $900,000 research project to improve pig welfare by modulating stress resilience. ARC funding for the three-year project, ‘Early stress experiences and…


APRIL Call for Innovation and Commercialisation Projects

The Innovation and Commercialisation projects are an important pillar of APRIL’s strategic direction and complement our longer term research initiatives.

The 2019 APRIL call for Innovation Projects closes May 17.

APRIL Innovation Projects fund and advance promising innovation that, if successful, would impact and directly improve the Australasian pork industry. The proposals must demonstrate originality, uniqueness and creativity and should establish new concepts or challenge existing ones, address significant challenges or critical barriers to progress and improve or apply new theoretical concepts, methodologies or tools to benefit industry.

APRIL Innovation Projects are negotiable to around 12 to 15 months, have a maximum budget of $50,000 to $75,000 and require a minimum external cash co-investment of 25% of the total cash cost of the project.

Open all year round, Commercialisation Projects are where the path to market of a product or technology may be close and additional co-investment may bring it to fruition. Such projects require a co-investment external contribution of 20% of the total cash project cost. Duration is negotiable if beyond 12 months.

For further information and to submit your proposal, visit the Application and Reporting Templates page, or contact Dr Charles Rikard-Bell ua.gr1556156944o.lir1556156944pa@ll1556156944ebdra1556156944kir.c1556156944, or Professor John Pluske ua.gr1556156944o.lir1556156944pa@ek1556156944sulp.1556156944j1556156944

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