Expression of Interest
5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 23 June 2017
Expressions of Interest: Expert Advisory Panel for the Advanced Production Systems Fund
Hort Innovation’s strategic partnership initiative uses a co-investment model to deliver research solutions that will assist in delivering the 2025 horticulture vision. The research expenditure in each of the seven funds is guided by an Expert Advisory Panel (EAP), whose primary role is to provide advice on prospective new investments. This advice is then considered by the Hort innovation Board in its investment deliberation.
We are currently establishing the Advanced Production Systems Fund, with the aim of stimulating productivity through the adoption of ‘future smart farming systems’ across Australian horticulture. The fund will be governed by an investment strategy that is in development with industry input. Under the current draft strategy, three key research themes have been identified as industry priorities: (1) Cutting-edge Tools & Frontier Technologies: Understand, integrate & deploy; (2) Management & Practices: Better management & superior practices to improve productivity; (3) Innovation & Disruption: Understand and access new resources.
Hort Innovation is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from horticultural growers, researchers, and supply chain experts to participate on the EAP for the Advanced Production Fund. If you’ve had experience in the deployment, development or assessment of research in this area of investment, and you want to contribute to the future of your sector, please consider this opportunity. Nominees naturally will need to have a demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate manner for the wider horticultural good.
Hort Innovation has prepared an EOI document that provides relevant information to about the Panel. The EOI can be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tender.net to access this information).
The closing date for the responses is 23 June 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT)