Working to give fruit fly the flick
The Hort Frontiers Fruit Fly Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, is working with a host of the nations’ top researchers, government agencies and growers to better manage fruit fly to increase trade market access and limit fruit wastage.
Each year, fruit fly is estimated to cost the horticulture industry more than $300 million in lost markets. Fruit fly can impact the industry by damaging produce in the field, leading to yield losses, and by affecting crops post-harvest, impacting produce for international and domestic markets.
Fruit Fly Fund co-investment projects
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.
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 SARead more