CEAT Strategic Investment Program
The CEAT Strategic Investment Program provides tailored support to proposals aligned with the goals of CEAT’s Research Translation Initiative. The Program will support research translation through three support categories; Scoping, Collaboration and Engagement. Funding is available to ANU researchers only. Find out more.
Postgraduate opportunities in Phenotyping
Applications currently closed. Check back later in the year for another opportunity to apply.
Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated postgraduate student who wants to be exposed to world-class, cutting-edge research technology and knowledge in plant science?
The next application round of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) Postgraduate Internship Awards (PIA) will open in December. Successful applicants receive up to $10,000 for use of the APPF’s infrastructure and phenotyping capabilities, and a contribution to travel and accommodation.
Applications are assessed based on academic record, research experience and appropriateness of the proposed research topic, including rationale and reasons. Internships are offered at our Canberra Nodes (CSIRO or ANU) and at the University of Adelaide Node for postgraduate students with a real interest in plant phenomics research and technology. Areas of interest can be anything from agriculture and plant physiology, genetics, biology, mechatronics, image analysis to bioinformatics and software engineering.
If you have a research question you want to answer, want experience working as an intern with the highly-skilled APPF team, want to learn about experimental design, image analysis and data analysis in plant phenomics, start planning your application now. Find out more.
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.
- Find out more about The future of protein.
- Have you wondered Can our food be environmentally sustainable and nutritious? find out here!
- GM advances made easier with NSW moratorium lifted. Read more here.
- The argifood sector is continually changing and growing. So, what will be the Food trends of the future?
- 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
- The May issue of the IWYP Science Brief gives an introduction to new “Wiring Diagrams” describing the important traits underpinning wheat grain yield.
- The April issue of the IWYP Science Brief is now available and provides background on a new Wheat Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP).
- The March IWYP Science Brief looks at unleashing Photosynthetic Potential to increase wheat yields
- Read the IWYP Science Brief to find out about exciting research on the impact blue light has on stomatal responses in wheat lines.
- In 2021, the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) published thirteen reports on improving wheat yield, the role of genetics, and optimum breeding conditions. You can access all previous IWYP Science Briefs here.
- The 2020/21 IWYP Annual Report is now available. Read the report to find out about the progress made over the last year.
- For information on funding for agriculture budget measures, see the Australian Federal Government Budget Week 2021-22 Fact Sheet here.
- How does space technology impact agriculture? Read the report Space-based technologies – opportunities for the rural sector to find out more.
- What will the future of the agri-food system’s emerging landscape over the next decade look like? Read the AgriFutures report Future Forces – A ten-year horizon for Australian agriculture to find out.
- Read the Austrade Benchmark Report 2021 in full here.
- The ARC Translational Photosynthesis Annual Report 2020 is available here.
- See the Australian Academy of Science’s report on The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world 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.
- See below the response from The Australian National University to the Federal Government’s University Research Commercialisation Consultation
Check out previous editions of CEAT’s monthly Innovation Newsletter.
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Earlier newsletters archived
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.