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“Helping Food and Agribusiness SMEs to scale up their business”

FIAL – Enterprise Solution Centre

The Enterprise Solution Centre Programme (ESCP) connects companies to expertise, technical and/or research advice so that they can find a solution to a technical challenge. FIAL offer matched funding of up to $100,000


FIAL’s Enterprise Solution Centre Programme (ESCP) connects businesses with researchers and provides matched-funding to solve technical challenges. The funding is used to develop innovative solutions to challenges and to help businesses maximize market opportunities by better responding to a market need for their products/services.

Ideally a project challenge will link to one of the four FIAL “Knowledge Priorities”:


Global Market Place


Future Consumers


Enhanced Production and Value Addition


Food Security and Sustainability

The programme provides limited matched funding to support access to tailored, world class research, targeted at helping you to find the right commercialisation solutions for your novel product, process or service.

Assistance Provided

  • Matched funding up to a maximum of $100,000 for a project (for a project with a total cost of $200,000 or more)
  • FAPIC personnel involved in writing and submitting the application
  • FAPIC involved as reserach organisation (we like to make our hands dirty as we are not just talking …)
  • FAPIC guidance to help select the right additional co-research organisation to your project.

You must be an Australian based business: 


With a registered ABN/ACN


With more than 1 year of continuous commercial sales


That is in the market as a food, beverage or agribusiness producer; or as a supplier to the food and agribusiness supply chain (e.g. Packaging, Ingredients etc.)


You must NOT be an University or Research Organisation.


You must NOT be a Rural Development Corporation or subsidiary


Applications from consortiums of more than one businesses are welcomed.

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