Circular Economy Program

Funding Agribusiness Innovators to Establish Circular Economies
Economy Program

The AgriBusiness Connect Circular Economy Program will enable:

Funding for Sustainable Development

Grants up to $50,000 promote sustainable waste-reduction and resource-efficient circular economic models in industries.

Collaborative Innovation

Facilitates industry-research partnerships to innovate and solve regional circular economy challenges, fostering collaborative solutions.

Project Advancement and Mentorship

Supports economic growth and environmental health by advancing projects from concept to commercialization with expert mentorship.

What is a Circular Economy?

“In contrast to the conventional ‘take, make, and dispose’ approach, a circular economy is a production and consumption model geared towards maximising resource utilisation over an extended period.” – Queensland Government
Circular Economy

Benefits of a Circular Economy:

Reduced Environmental Impact

A circular economy minimises waste and pollution, conserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Economic Growth and Job Creation

By fostering innovation in recycling and remanufacturing, a circular economy creates new industries and job opportunities.

Long-term Sustainability

Circulating products and materials for as long as possible reduces the need for raw materials, ensuring a sustainable future.

Circular Economy Program Dates

Grant Information session: May 2024

Applications open: May 2024

Applications close: June 2024

Notification of outcome: June 2024

Funding agreements established: July 2024

Technology Showcase Event: October 2024

Applications aren’t open yet, but in the meantime you can contact us.

If you’re an agricultural innovator in regional Queensland, fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

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