What has been funded – Experimental Development Program

The SIEF Experimental Development Program (EDP) is designed to address a significant gap in current funding options available for progressing technology development to a stage suitable for attracting commercial investment and market uptake. The EDP is open to eligible PFRAs.

Year Lead Researcher and Organisation Collaborating Organisations Project Title SIEF Funds (lifetime years)
2016 Dr Melony Sellars

CSIRO

Australian Prawn Farmers Association RNAi treatment of broodstock to reduce disease impacts in farmed prawns (Prawn RNAi)

$250,000

(2 years)

COMPLETED

2016 Dr Keith Bristow

CSIRO

Sprayable Biodegradable Polymer Membrane Technology for Agriculture (TranspiratiONal)

$445,842

(1 year)

COMPLETED

2016

Dr Stefan Hrabar
CSIRO

Hovermap – Intelligent Lidar Mapping and Navigating System for Drones (Hovermap)

$768,000

(1 year)

COMPLETED

2017

Dr San Hla

CSIRO

Hydrogen generator for FCV refuelling (H2 Generation)

$1,657,256

(2 years)

2017

Dr Aaron Thornton

CSIRO

Monash University

Energy Infrastructure Resources

A Product that Produces Pure CO2 Directly from the Atmosphere (CO2Gen)

$725,000

(15 months)

2017

Dr Paul Breuer

CSIRO

Eco Minerals Research

Demonstration plant to validate new products for gold discovery (Going for Gold)

$860,000

(15 months)

2017

Dr Keith Bristow

CSIRO

Sprayable Biodegradable Polymer Membrane Technology for Agriculture (TranspiratiONal 2)

$576,430

(10 months)

2018

Dr Graeme Moad

CSIRO

Monash University

Queensland University of Technology

iGlass Pty Ltd

Development of enhanced PDLC smart glass with improved durability and performance for architectural and automotive applications (SmartWindows)

$1,451,268

(24 months)

2018

Dr Pablo Juliano

CSIRO

Boundary Bend Ltd

Sonosys Ultraschallsysteme GmbH

Commercial demonstration of megasonic technology for additional virgin olive oil recovery (Megasonics)

$890,277

(8 months)

2018

Dr Andrew Bean

CSIRO

Industrial scale production of enhanced vaccine eggs for commercial influenza vaccine production trials (Vaximiser)

$1,835,609

(24 months)

2018

Dr Andrew Abbott

CSIRO

Demonstration at scale of carbon fibre production that meets the specifications of Australian manufacturers (CarbonFibre)

$1,962,554

(24 month