Value adding to new and emerging industries – an R&D scoping study

Spiegare Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-010693

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Monday, October 31, 2016

  • Project completion date: Monday, November 14, 2016

  • National Priority: NEPI-Incubate new and emerging plant industries, support breakthrough projects


To ascertain what opportunities exists to build new and emerging industry supply chains to deliver high value nutraceuticals and / or bioactive extracts (or products more broadly) to the health and wellbeing consumer sector (through a range of processing and marketing partners), particularly with the view to developing a project/s under Round 3 of the Rural Research and Development for Profit grant round.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Spiegare Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

In the immediate term, the matters that require attention are:
• Articulate drivers for and why there is interest in investing in R&D projects
• Explore how partnering could occur with RIRDC to explore new opportunities both within industry and other RDCs (e.g. HAL)
• Identify what specific R&D priorities and opportunities are front of mind with potential partners to enable further progression of new industries
• Consider the Round 3 of the Rural Research and Development for Profit grant guidelines and if there is a possibility of developing a project under this round, or a subsequent round in response to identified R&D priorities. This could be either as a large project in conjunction with commercial partners or a ‘small Kakadu plum only’ project partnering with The Kakadu Plum company and University of Queensland (who have approached up already), or something else altogether.