Collaborate with UQ academics on research with commercial impact, and find funding and grant opportunities.

    Industry Kickstarter Grant scheme

    The Industry Kickstarter Grant scheme offers your agribusiness or technology company the chance to collaborate with UQ academics on research with commercial impact.

    By linking research with business, the 12-month grants are designed to help you find solutions to specific industry challenges.

    Key dates

    The third round of the Industry Kickstarter Grant scheme has now closed. Please visit this page at a later time for updates on any future rounds that may be announced.

    Current funded Kickstarter projects

    PartnerProject descriptionProject lead
    Bondi LabsDigital twin of agrifood (horticulture and meat) supply chains (genetics-customer)Professor Ryan Ko
    Custard Apples AustraliaTransforming propagation in Australia's custard apple industryDr Alice Hayward
    East Forged Party LtdIntegrated multi-omics for quality control, scale-up, and spent leaf value-add in Cold Brew Tea productionProfessor Benjamin Schulz

    My Dilly Bag

    Designing a seed nursery for an Indigenous community-based supply chain for Warrigal Greens

    Dr Nicole Robinson
    Cauldron Distillery and WineryDecision support tools to support specialty smallholders and farm-gate producersDr Paul Melloy
    Empathy HerbalExplore and Validate the Therapeutic Benefits of Australian Aged Black GarlicProfessor Susanne Schmidt
    GelitaEnhancing product development processesDr Heather Shewan
    AustrannaAdvanced Primary Production (Protected Cropping) Industry embedded research translation facilityProfessor Neena Mitter
    Green Valley FingerlimesExploration into the optimal storage and processing from the point of harvest through the whole supply chain of whole and extracted pearls of Australian native fingerlimesDr Lynn Hoffman
    Hab ShifaBlack cumin (Nigella sativa L.) and its effects on poultry production and healthDr Elham Assadi Soumeh
    Peirsons FarmsIntegrated Pathways at Kepnok (IP@K)Dane Ivicevic
    Scenic Rim MushroomsSolving the problem of single-use plastics in commercial mushroom farmingDr Nasim Amiralian
    Summerland CamelsImproving yield during processing of camel milk into cheeseAssociate Professor Nidhi Bansal
    UuvipakImproving the functional properties of citrus peels as bioplasticDr Vassilis Kontogiorgos
    Working Title Brew CoThe evolution and role of wild Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus in beer gushingProfessor Ben Schulz
    SoiLifeCustomised microbial biofertilisers for Australian farmsProfessor Susanne Schmidt
    Ugly Duck Fine FoodsEvaluating the viability and quality of mayonnaise produced using pullet eggs: A comparative analysis with mature hen eggsDr Sangeeta Prakash
    Reclaim FoodsEnhancing Nutritional Value of Surplus Bananas for Health and Aged Care SectorsAssociate Professor Nidhi Bansal
    Denning’s Topical Herbal and Natural ProductsNanotechnology-Enhanced Herbal Solutions for Pathogen ControlDr Li Li