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APRIL Innovation Award

A new initiative from APRIL is the APRIL Innovation Award.

The purpose of the Innovation Award is to tap into the resourcefulness, know-how, and ingenuity of the many people that work in the pork industry, to demonstrate innovations, e.g., new products, new methodologies, new services, that the industry can adopt to improve performance and efficiencies, and that might result in commercialisation opportunities.

The Innovation Award winner(s) will be selected by an industry-based panel and will be announced at the APRIL Stakeholders’ Forum in Melbourne on 15 November 2022. The Award winner(s) will be eligible to be invited to attend and eligible to receive a cash prize (as per the Terms & Conditions).

Please find attached details relating to the purposes of the Award and How to Apply (here), as well as the Terms & Conditions (here).

Applications must be received by 5 pm AEDT, 21 October 2022. 

Please direct any queries and send applications to: Dr Charles Rikard-Bell, Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact (0439 513 723; Email:

APRIL Early Career Scientist Fellowship

APRIL is seeking an Early Career Scientist who has completed (or nearly completed) their doctorate studies and has less than 5 years of relevant postdoctoral work experience (or pro-rata equivalent).

The successful applicant will be offered a full time, 3-year fixed term contract to work with fellow scientists and staff on a collaborative and interdisciplinary project aimed at eliminating pig tail removal (docking) and raising pigs with intact tails, to improve overall pig welfare and industry sustainability.

For further information and how to apply, visit: