GRDC Research Scholarship (GRS) Program applications are open again in 2021. High achieving students undertaking post-graduate research are encouraged to apply in areas of priority for the GRDC and our stakeholders.
Details of the GRDC 2021 priority areas, eligibility and evaluation criteria, and the application process, can be found on the GRDC Research Scholarship webpage.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email [email protected].
Applications close 3:00 pm AEDT, 26 November 2020.
There is an opportunity to get funding through APPF to access plant phenotyping facilities and services at ANU and CSIRO. The application deadline is at the end of November, 2020, but do not hesitate to contact Richard Poirre or Tim Brown at APPF as they can help you put it together and help find the best tool for the experimental design you may have. The Postgraduate Internship Awards (PIA) involve students joining the APPF team as interns, learning about experimental design, and image and data analysis, as they undertake collaborative projects using our cutting-edge plant phenotyping technology. This is an excellent opportunity for students to investigate their plant science questions with the support of the highly skilled APPF team. See more information in the application form.
CEAT’s YouTube channel
CEAT now has a YouTube Channel, where you can view videos from our latest events, content from our hub members, and resources from the world of agri-technology, innovation and research.
Articles and news stories
- See the latest news from ANU and CSIRO.
- Check out the NSW Department of Primary Industries Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE) page.
- Accelerating the development of agtech solutions worth adopting by Sarah Nolet, AgriFutures Australia, 2018.
- A red future for improving crop production by ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, 2020.
- In a landmark discovery for global wheat production, an international team led by the University of Saskatchewan and including scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world. Read full details here.
- Read about the Australia wide wheat yield forecast from Graincast – the app that is forecasting wheat yields for Australia and Western Australia.
- See the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) 2019-2020 ‘Making a difference’ report on outcomes from ARC funded projects.
- Australian Agtech: Opportunities and challenges as seen from a US venture capital perspective, The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2018.
- Building a globally recognised agtech ecosystem in Australia, The United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney, Sydney, 2019.
- Australia: Shaping the future of food and agriculture. Opportunities for investment and partnership in Agriculture 4.0, Austrade, 2019.
- The future of agricultural technologies, The Australian Council of Learned Academies, 2020.
Reports and Publications
- In 2020, the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) published eight reports on improving wheat yield, the role of genetics, and optimum breeding conditions. You can view all eight of these reports here.
- The IWYP final report of the year is also available here.
- GRDC’s resources and publications.
- See reports and news from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
- Ernst and Young’s ‘Agricultural Innovation – A National Approach to Grow Australia’s Future‘ report.
- Australian Council of Learned Academies report on Australia’s Agricultural Future.
- National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030.
- AgriFutures Australia’s report on Emerging technologies in agriculture: Consumer perceptions around emerging agtech.
- Rural Research and Development Corporations’ Vision 2050. new thinking about rural innovation in Australia report.
- KPMG report Powering Growth: Realising the potential of AgTech for Australia.
- Report by KPMG and National Farmers Federation Canberra: Talking 2030: Growing agriculture into a $100 billion industry.
- 2019-2020 Report on Australia’s Environmental Conditions by the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics, Australian National University.
- The Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences 2017-2026 published by the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2017.
- 2030 Roadmap – Australia’s Agriculture’s Plan for a $100 Billion Industry and the 2019 Report Card by the National Farmers Federation, 2019.
- Australia 2030: prosperity through innovation, Australian Government, Canberra, 2017.
Check out previous editions of CEAT’s monthly Innovation Newsletter.
Other innovation news
See innovation news stories from across Australia and the world.
- ANU start up and CEAT Innovation Hub Members Quantum Brilliance feature in this ANU news piece about quantum computing.
- Founder of Canberra based start-up Goterra, Olympia Yarger joins forces with agrifood tech venture capitalists Tenacious Ventures. Read more.
- See the ARC Centre of excellence in Translational Photosynthesis and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology‘s brilliant webinar on Creating Crops for the Future: Challenges, Technology and Sustainable Solutions.