Working to give fruit fly the flick

The Hort Frontiers Fruit Fly Fund aims to control the fruit fly populations that impact on the productivity of the Australian horticulture industry. Fruit flies annually cost the horticulture industry more than $300 million in lost international or domestic markets.

The research is focused on enhancing existing in field control measures, looking for new post disinfestation technologies and developing and implementing sterile insect technology.


Fruit Fly Fund co-investment projects

Become involved

The process

Hort Innovation is continually seeking new investment opportunities. Ideas can be submitted at any time on Hort Innovation’s website using the concept form. The form allows Hort Innovation to understand your basic concept, with a big-picture view of the aims and outcomes rather than detailed methodology. This approach aims to protect, as far as possible, IP associated with innovative ideas, whilst capturing opportunities that can be shaped into full proposals should there be an identified alignment between the concept and strategy that guides investment in the Fund.

The investment analysis process involves filtering and potentially combining concepts for procurement. Once approval has been granted for investment in a concept, a Request for Proposal will be prepared, asking delivery partners (open or select, depending on size and scope) to provide a detailed submission that address key criteria. All responses will then be evaluated against the key criteria before the investment is contracted.

Do you have a concept you’d like us to consider for Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative?
If you are interested in partnering with Hort Innovation, your concepts are welcome and can be submitted for:

  • Advanced Production Systems Fund
  • Asian Markets Fund
  • Green Cities Fund
  • Healthy Food Fund
  • Leadership Fund
  • Pollination Fund.

Hort Innovation’s co-investment calculator

More information

Dan Ryan
SITplus Program Director

T 02 8295 2385
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Brenda Kranz
R&D Manager

T 02 8295 2317
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Featured Fruit Fly Fund co-investment projects

Establishment of the sterile Queensland Fruit Fly facility

Project Code: HG14035

Start Date: July, 2015

End Date: December, 2018

Service Provider: Primary Industries and Regions SA

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Construction of a purpose-built, $3.7 million sterile Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) facility in Port Augusta, South Australia, is tracking on time and on budget with flies expected to be available for release in 2018. Prior to building the centre,...
Dietary sterilisation of male Queensland Fruit Fly
Larval diets for high-productivity mass-rearing