Applications open: AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel

04.10.18

Do you have what it takes to help identify and grow Australian agriculture’s emerging industries? Applications for the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel are now open. Entrepreneurs, economists and those with a research and development (R&D) background are encouraged to apply.

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals to be members of the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel will be a creative, open minded team who will support the emergence of new agricultural industries, such as sheep milk and Manuka honey, as well as help short-list research applications which will drive the future prosperity of these new industries.

Entrepreneurial, venture capitalist, or investment banking talent on the Advisory Panel will be important to identify commercial opportunities that have a chance to succeed. Equally important will be individuals with government and policy skills to keep the Advisory Panel focused on industry development.

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey said the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel will play a vital role in helping achieve key organisational goals.

“We’ve set an ambitious goal of identifying and supporting the emergence of agricultural industries that can reach or exceed a $10m per annum threshold in the next five years. These emerging animal and plant industries play an important part in the Australian agricultural landscape, they contribute to the national economy, and they will be key to meeting global food demands,” said Mr Harvey.

AgriFutures Australia Program Manager, Research & Innovation, Duncan Farquhar said this is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the future of agriculture.

“We have already identified a number of niche industries with real potential. Now it’s time to get a leading team together to identify how we are going to encourage people developing these industries to ensure their future sustainability and profitability,” said Mr Farquhar.

Advisory Panel members are entitled to sitting fees and travel expenses for meetings. The Advisory Panel will meet, on average, three times per year either in person or via teleconference.

Visit agrifutures.com.au/emerging-industries-advisory-panel/ for more information about the application process and selection criteria. Applications close 5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Media enquiries:
Samantha Munro
AgriFutures Australia, Manager, Communications & Capacity Building
samantha.munro@agrifutures.com.au | 02 6923 6916 | 0409 966 182