TASAg Hub Innovation Brokerage Services

University of Tasmania

  • Project code: PRO-016177

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • Project completion date: Friday, June 28, 2024

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


This project is for the delivery of innovation services through the TASAg Innovation Hub.
The key areas of service delivery will focus on:
• Providing assessment of issues and opportunities for specific industries or regions as it relates to agricultural innovation.
• Collaborating with stakeholders to understand their needs and the demand for agricultural innovation and technology.
• Scan, scope and filter innovation/technology options of relevance for stakeholders.
• Identify new possibilities for the region or industry and communicate these to technology providers or service agents.
• Seek solutions that are of interest and meet the needs of agricultural innovation stakeholders with consideration of stakeholders practical requirements and end user needs.
• Provide feedback to agrifood innovators on industry and region needs.
• Take a pro-active approach and linkage with other Hubs, producer groups and external stakeholders.
• Draw on producer networks and key stakeholders to assess specific industry or regional innovation requirements.
• Present innovation/technology opportunities to producer networks and suppliers to assist with the assessment and delivery of opportunities.
• Consult with agrifood innovators to assist them to understand industry or regional contexts.
Facilitating interaction:
• Match possible innovation/technology options between stakeholders and agrifood innovation partners.
• Provide feedback to agrifood innovators on prospective commercialisation opportunities and technology requirements.
• Connect Hubs, producers, and other stakeholders to draw on and share experiences on innovation and commercialisation.
• Broker development and commercialisation discussions between specific groups requiring support and key agrifood innovators.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Provide monitoring and evaluation reports (MER) with metrics at regular
intervals (months three, six, nine and eleven). AgriFutures Australia will provide
a framework for MER within 90 days of contract commencement.
Meet with AgriFutures Australia at month three, six, nine and eleven to provide
feedback on the delivery of services.
AgriFutures Australia will provide a growAG concierge service to the Hub to enhance the
provision of services and linkage to the innovation community.
At the receival of the 11-month monitoring and evaluation outcomes AgriFutures
Australia will undertake an internal revision and recommendation process for
consideration of an additional 12-month funding.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

University of Tasmania