Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative
Hort Innovation has developed the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative to expand its funding model to better equip Australian horticulture for the future.
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 monies from a wide range of co-investors, along with Australian Government contributions. Co-investors may include organisations from along the value chain, non-horticulture commercial industries, universities, public and private research institutes and state government agencies.
Horticulture levy industries can also choose to invest some of their industry levy into specific Hort Frontiers projects, should the appropriate advice be received through the industry 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.
Currently, there are seven strategic investment funds within Hort Frontiers, each addressing their own unique theme. Find out more about each funds and their investments at each of the fund pages below.
For potential co-investors, partnering with Hort Innovation provides access to world-class research, and the peace of mind of project management by a specialised team well-versed in managing large-scale R&D. Each Hort Frontiers fund is governed by a Co-Investment Strategic Intent (CSI) document that outlines key investment themes that must be met in order for proposals to be successful.