Nursery Industry Preliminary Proposals

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is the peak industry body for the Australian nursery and garden industry and is responsible for overseeing the national development and coordination of Research and Development (R&D) programs in consultation with HAL and regional associations.

HAL and the NGIA are inviting preliminary R&D proposals for new research concepts, ideas and technologies that meet the priorities listed in the Nursery & Garden Industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) 2012-2016.

The aim of the SIP is to accelerate the development of these research concepts, ideas and technologies to:

grow the market for plants and greenlife in the urban environmentovercome key technical barriers in the production sector.Funding is available over a four-year period for research agencies, institutions or consultants who can demonstrate novel approaches to the two research themes, deemed to be critical to the success of the nursery and garden industry.

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to submit a preliminary R&D proposal for initial consideration by the NGIA Environment and Technical Committee. Should your preliminary proposal be successful, you will be asked to submit a full proposal for final assessment and consideration by HAL.

For more information about how to apply, email Anthony.kachenko@ngia.com.au or call 02 8861 5100.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY 13 JUNE 2014.