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GRDC Innovation Program 2018 - Apply Now


Applications now open for GRDC Innovation Program 2018.  Creative thinkers across all industries encouraged to apply.


Funding applications for GRDC’s $5 million Innovation Program 2018 are now open. 

The Program has two distinct components - one aimed at accelerating the development and commercialisation of innovative technologies, and the other aimed at supporting feasibility analysis of innovative business concepts.

Applications under the Accelerating Innovative Technologies component of the Program are now being accepted, with applications under the Developing Innovative Businesses part of the Program to open shortly (more information will be provided then). 
The Innovation Program is about new ways of thinking. Innovative ideas can come from all types of industry and organisations. If you have a creative idea or novel technology solution, we encourage you to apply - even if your concept is from a sector not traditionally associated with broadacre farming.

Accelerating Innovative Technologies funding round
Under the Accelerating Innovative Technologies component of the Program, funding amounts from $40,000 upwards can be sought. While any application will be considered, priority will be given to those that address three key areas:

  • Novel engineering or chemical solutions to managing hostile soils in broad acre grains production;
  • Novel solutions for managing the impact of frost on broad acre grains production;
  • Novel non-chemical solutions to weed management and control in the Australian broad acre grains production.
Support under the Program can range from help to develop a business case or proof of concept over a 3-6 month timeframe, through to longer 1-2 year project periods for activities such as pre-commercial testing or scale-up strategies
Program applications will be assessed by GRDC via a rigorous multi-step process, conducted by teams with expertise and proven competency in the priority areas. We are committed to funding projects that have the greatest potential to deliver tangible value.

Applications / Closing Date

Accelerating Innovative Technologies applications as part of the Innovation Program 2018 close on Friday 6 April 2018 and must be made via GRDC’s Grains Investment Portal online. 

Applying

Applying for GRDC investments is now done using the GRDC Grains Investment Portal. Once registered, users can visit the Portal anytime.

To register as a user, please visit https://access.grdc.com.au

  • Click on the register button at the top right side.
  • Complete the Registration Form. Fill in all the fields: your email address, a password and the captcha. Your password must be alphanumeric with at least one special character (i.e. not a letter or number). Click register to continue the process.
  • Registration is confirmed by the system sending an email to you, with details to complete the registration process.
  • Once the registration process is complete, you can sign in and review all investments open for tender.
Once you have located this investment, you can commence the application process by completing the details for each field available, until you reach “Submit Application” on the last page.

More information and application details can be found at grdc.com.au/innovation-program-2018.


The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) in Tbilisi, Georgia seeks to make one or more appointments at the ISET Policy Institute (
www.iset-pi.ge ), a leading economic policy think tank in the South Caucasus. Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in economics, public policy or another related field from a reputable international university. They shall also have a record of research and policy consulting on topics relevant for development and transition, such as, agriculture, migration and rural development, industrial policy, trade and regional integration, macroeconomic and financial policy, labor markets, education and social inclusion. Major duties are to:
• Lead and manage a team of researchers and external consultants;
• Develop project proposals/grant applications; 
• Liaise with potential clients and donors, including government;
• Implement applied policy research and consulting projects; 
• Provide research-based policy advice, write on policy issues, and participate in public policy discussions; 

Depending on the candidates’ qualifications, experience and interest, positions can be designed to also include academic responsibilities, such as to: 

* Teach courses in ISET’s MA and BA programs; 
* Conduct research; 
* Supervise student theses; 
* Design, manage and teach non-degree courses and programs;


These will be fixed-term, renewable appointments with rank and salary commensurate with the candidates’ experience. Preference is for full-time appointments. Knowledge of Georgian and/or Russian languages will be considered an advantage. Positions are subject to available funding and will be open until filled. 

Send letter of interest, CV, professional writing samples (papers, consulting reports, policy briefs, blog articles, etc.) and three references to: vacancy@iset.ge  with a subject “Policy Position” 
About ISET and the ISET Policy Institute: ISET is an autonomous school of economics founded at Tbilisi State University in 2006 by the World Bank and a coalition of prominent international donors and governments. Operating in English, it is designed to prepare students from the South Caucuses region for top further education programs in the West, as well as corporate and public-service jobs in their home countries. The affiliated ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) complements ISET’s educational mission by conducting policy research and training, providing research-based policy advice, and contributing to the public policy discussion in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Both ISET and ISET-PI benefit from on-going commitments from senior international scholars and has strong financial backing from international organizations and corporations.

About ISET and the ISET Policy Institute: ISET is an autonomous school of economics founded at Tbilisi State University in 2006 by the World Bank and a coalition of prominent international donors and governments. Operating in English, it is designed to prepare students from the South Caucuses region for top further education programs in the West, as well as corporate and public-service jobs in their home countries. The affiliated ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) complements ISET’s educational mission by conducting policy research and training, providing research-based policy advice, and contributing to the public policy discussion in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Both ISET and ISET-PI benefit from on-going commitments from senior international scholars and has strong financial backing from international organizations and corporations.


          

Graduate Training in Economics and
Data Analytics for a Smart, Green World

   
        


The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants to their 10-month professional Master's program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA). The world economy is experiencing a boom in energy and resource conservation programs, and strategies that use next-generation smart technologies to reduce energy demand are a major part of this. REDA is designed to train analytically-capable professionals for careers in this industry. The program includes:

    • 3-course series in statistics and econometrics focused on resource and energy demand analysis
    • Courses in environmental economics, resource economics, and energy economics
    • Methods course focusing on benefit-cost analysis, sample design, and survey design
    • Seminar course drawing on Madison's extensive community of energy professionals
    • Capstone practicum featuring real-world analysis scenarios that provide training on the range of responsibilities required of resource and energy analysts.

Graduates will find employment with consulting firms, utilities, regulatory and government agencies, and private firms engaged in the development of resource and energy conservation programs. For more information, visit the program web site at http://reda.aae.wisc.edu/ or contact Bethany Glinsmann (bglinsmann@wisc.edu).

 


World Economics Association

The World Economics Association (WEA) has been in existence since 16 May 2011. The WEA is established to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economics, and to free the economics profession from the dominance of any one country or bloc of countries. Its key features are:

  • worldwide membership and governance,
  • inclusiveness with respect to diverse theoretical perspectives and related disciplines, and
  • the study of the world’s diverse economies.

The World Economics Association will publish three quarterly online journals (with print copies available for a fee) and hold online conferences. Subscriptions to the journals and participation in the conferences are free to members. Membership in the WEA is also free. To join takes only one minute. You can join now by going to http://worldeconomicsassociation.org/index.php and entering name, country and email address.

The WEA welcomes, as members, non-economists interested in economics and its relationship with their own field of interest.

To this end, the WEA will initially publish online three quarterly journals and host online conferences. Online subscriptions are free to members (a fee will be charged for print copies). The anticipated size of the WEA's membership means that its journals will have one of the largest readerships of any in the world.