We connect UQ’s agri-food science expertise with Queensland industry

The UQ Agri-Food Innovation Alliance links research and education in agri-food science with business.

Working with South-East Queensland food producers, we aim to transform innovation and ideas into sustainable production methods, commercially viable foods and virtual supply chains.

Our project teams of UQ researchers and industry collaborators have wide-ranging agribusiness expertise across broadacre cropping, winter chilled fruit, viticulture, sub-tropical horticulture, dairy, beef and poultry farms, and seafood.

Grant and funding opportunities

Enhance your research career with a grant or funding opportunity. Download and complete the expression of interest form and email to: surfadmin@uq.edu.au.

University Research Commercialisation initiatives

Australia’s Economic Accelerator grants

Australia’s Economic Accelerator program supports translation and commercialisation projects that align with national priorities. Connect with UQ agri-food academics and jointly apply for a grant to collaborate on proof-of-concept-stage projects with commercial value.

Express your interest (PDF, 150.3 KB)

National Industry PhD Program

The National Industry PhD Program supports candidates to undertake industry-focused projects co-designed by academics and industry partners. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to better translate research into commercialisation outcomes.

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Industry Kickstarter grants

Our 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.

Express your interest to find your academic partner.

Find your academic partner (PDF, 150 KB)

Building Industry Research Relationships in Technology and Science (BIRRST)

BIRRST is your portal to finding a research partner.

We'll match your research problem with an academic who could work with you to co-create a solution to that problem.

Express your interest (PDF, 238.3 KB)


Professor Melissa Fitzgerald, Director


The University of Queensland acknowledges the $2.5 million contribution made by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment under the Strategic University Reform.

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