Accelerator Program

Request for Proposal (RFP)
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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Closing Date
Wednesday 1st of December 2021
Contact and Enquiries


Attention: Manager BD and Commercialisation – North
Grains Research and Development Corporation

All requests for further information or clarification in relation to this RFP should be made in writing (email) prior to Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 2:00 PM ACT local time.

All requests for further information and responses to requests will be published on the GRDC website under Questions and Answers at the bottom of this webpage and be visible to all potential respondents.

Lodgement of Request for Proposal

Attention: Tegan Slade.

Respondents must submit their Proposals by email to by Wednesday, 1 December 2021, at 2:00 PM ACT local time (the Closing Time) to be considered. Proposals lodged after the Closing Time or that do not provide all the information requested may be excluded from consideration. Proposals must be in accordance with the RFT terms and conditions.

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