AgriFutures Australia is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from emerging rural industries to partner with AgriFutures Australia to increase the production capacity and value of their industries by applying research and development (R&D) to overcome technical and biological constraints.

AgriFutures Australia is an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. Our vision is to grow the long term prosperity of Australian rural industries. This includes R&D to accelerate the establishment and expansion of emerging rural industries. We’ve set an ambitious goal of identifying and supporting the emergence of five agricultural industries that can reach, or exceed, a $10 million per annum threshold in the next five years.

AgriFutures Australia has commissioned Coriolis Australia and New Zealand and Euromonitor International to produce a short-list of high potential emerging industries. These reports, available on the AgriFutures Australia website, identified industries for further consideration by AgriFutures Australia. Other industries which already have their own vision to $10 million turnover and beyond may also be considered.

Read the Coriolis report

Read the Euromonitor report

AgriFutures Australia will work with applicants from selected industries to contract R&D projects to help realise industry growth potential.


  • Industry representative organisations or leading businesses, within emerging industries, are eligible to apply
  • The industry may be one of those shortlisted in the Coriolis or Euromonitor report or another high potential industry
  • Applicants will understand a clear path to growing to $10 million industry turnover and beyond
  • Applicants will have developed clear research and development priorities to assist on this pathway

Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Request for Expressions of Interest information.

Expression of Interest terms

By making a submission, applicants are required to familiarise themselves and agree to the terms outlined in the Request for Expressions of Interest information.

How to apply

To apply, address the eligibility and selection criteria, providing information about:

  • The applicant
  • The emerging industry
  • Priority challenges for research and development

Attach relevant supporting documentation via the online application.

Submissions closed at 5:00 pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 14 November 2018.