16 Jul 2013

Applications sought for PGP scheme

9:31 pm on 16 July 2013

The Government is seeking applications from primary sector groups for the next funding round of the Primary Growth Partnership research and innovation programme.

The scheme has been running for three years, with the Government and industry bodies committing $658 million of funding to 13 projects so far.

The potential benefit to the wider economy from these projects is over $7 billion a year from 2025.

Applications for the ninth round funding must be received by 19 September.

Meanwhile, PGP Investment Advisory Panel chair Bill Falconer is standing down from the end of July. He will be replaced by another panel member, Joanna Perry.