Accelerator Program

Request for Proposal
Accelerator Program

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) wishes to collaborate with Accelerators to support the placement of grains-focused innovations from growers and other non-traditional partners.

Through this component of the ‘Australian Grains Innovation Program’, GRDC proposes to accelerate early stage commercialisation of innovative concepts that have commercial potential and address Australian grains industry priorities. It is expected that participants of this program will be well placed to attract further private equity investment from investors looking to grow and transform the Australian grains industry.

As there are numerous Accelerators and programs in Australia, GRDC wishes to interact on a non-exclusive, case-by-case basis. Rather than relying on any one Accelerator or program, collaborative arrangements with suitable Accelerators will be explored.

GRDC is seeking Proposals from parties interested in collaborating with GRDC to accomplishing these objectives.

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Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis

Advice on outcome of RFP

If as a result of the Selection Process, the Proposal does not meet GRDC's requirements, GRDC will advise the Respondent as soon as possible after the decision and within 8 weeks of submission of the proposal.

If a proposal is successful, the Respondent will be invited to enter into contract negotiations with GRDC. The format of the agreement will depend upon the Proposal provided by the Respondent.

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Submission of Proposal

Proposals must be submitted by email to Proposals submitted by any other means included by hand or fax, will not be accepted by GRDC.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is a statutory corporation established under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. It is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. It is responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research and development, and delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. Learn more about what GRDC does.

1. Introduction

2. Background

3. RFP Conditions

4. Scope of RFP

5. Information for Respondents

6. Submission of Proposals

7. Selection

8. Application of Laws and Commonwealth Policies