How Hort Frontiers works
The Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative has been developed by Hort Innovation to better equip Australian horticulture for the future ahead.
It does this by facilitating collaborative cross-industry investments that are focused on longer-term, complex and traditionally underinvested themes identified as critical for the industry's future.
Hort Frontiers invests funds from a wide range of co-investors, as well as Australian Government contributions. Our strategic co-investment partners can be any entities that want to invest in the future of horticulture – including commercial businesses, research agencies, government departments and education institutions.
Horticulture levy funds can also be invested through Hort Frontiers. This is done only with advice from an individual industry's Strategic Investment Advisory Panel.
Whilst the individual goals of co-investment partners may differ, Hort Frontiers projects need to benefit all of horticulture to be considered suitable investments.
Our Hort Frontiers funding model
Hort Frontiers funds
Currently, there are seven strategic investment funds within Hort Frontiers, each addressing a specific theme.
You can explore each of the funds for information and see some of the investments that have already been made below.
Hort Frontiers is currently undergoing a significant and exciting refresh to increase its scope and align with the four key themes identified by Hort Innovation’s Australian-grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework. You can read more about the refresh here.