Advanced Food Manufacturing grants program
The Advanced Food Manufacturing (AFM) grants program supports co-funded projects that develop new or improved food products or manufacturing processes through the commercialisation of research.
As part of Round 3 of the program, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have partnered with Food Innovation Australia Limited to boost funding and drive greater innovation in our food manufacturing industry.
Small advanced food manufacturing grants
Small grants up to $30,000 are now open to food manufacturers and researchers to support jointly funded projects that drive business innovation.
The AFM program is designed to encourage collaboration between food manufacturers and research and development providers, creating partnerships that will lead to future opportunities. Grants are available to support South Australian food businesses to partner with public or private research providers to develop innovative or novel products or processes.
Status - open
Applications to the Small Advanced Food Manufacturing grants program are now open. Applications will be assessed in the order of receipt based on a complete application being received.
The closing date for applications is 5 pm Thursday 30 March 2017.
Successful Round 3 projects
Abalone Industry Association of SA Inc
$24,599 to test if screening Abalone with infrared technology can identify internal quality issues before shucking. Research partner: SARDI Food Safety and Innovation and Central Queensland University - School of Health Medical and Applied Sciences.
Barossa Valley Brewing
$72,407 to develop innovative packaging technology for craft beer. Research partner: Vinnovate Pty Ltd and Proen Design Australia Pty Ltd.
Barossa Valley Cheese Company
$42,000 to develop lactose free cheese. Research partner: SARDI Food Safety and Innovation and TAFE SA - Regency TAFE - Artisan Cheese Making Academy Australia.
$50,000 to develop freeze dried premium South Australian raw honey crystals. Research partner: SARDI Food Safety and Innovation.
The Hills Cider Company
$45,000 to develop an apple spirit from waste stream apple cider pulp product. Research partner: The University of Adelaide - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.
$40,000 to develop a range of gluten free breads with functional properties for health and wellbeing. Research partner: The University of Adelaide - FOODplus Research Centre and TAFE SA - Regency TAFE - Artisan Baking School.
Woodside Cheese Wrights
$80,000 to verify the probiotic health benefits of buffalo dairy products including milk, cheese, yoghurt, and the development of buffalo dairy products. Research partner: The University of Adelaide, FOODplus Research Centre and CSIRO Food Innovation Centre.
- Funding to kick-start food innovation in SA as successful applicants reap rewards - media release 7 March 2017
- Advanced Food Manufacturing Round 3 announcement - media release 30 June 2016
- Advanced Food Manufacturing grants Round 2 successful projects - media release 10 July 2015
- Advanced Food Manufacturing Round 2 announcement - media release 5 February 2015
- Advanced Food Manufacturing Round 1 announcement - media release 17 July 2014
Businesses can contact the SA Food Innovation Centre to find out more information or discuss how to connect with a Research and Development organisation/technical provider for their project.
Phone: (08) 8226 0109