Four scholarships awarded to foster agriculture and aquaculture innovation

by WA Government News | Oct 11, 2017
  • Scholarships worth $109,000 awarded to four innovative WA companies
  • Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program funded through Royalties for Regions 

Four innovators in the agriculture and aquaculture sector are set to receive a total of $109,000 in scholarship funding in the second round of the Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program.

The successful applicants are:

  • Justine Arnold for Indian Ocean Fresh Australia;
  • Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and Maxima Pearling Company;
  • Tim Hyde and Rod Campbell of Indicina Pty Ltd; and
  • Anthony Quinlan of Soil Dynamics. 

The scholarships will enable the recipients to travel across Australia and internationally to learn from some of the world's most innovative producers, and establish valuable connections in their industry. 

The program is part of the $3.41 million Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative funded by Royalties for Regions.

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Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

"The 2017 recipients of the Premier's Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program reflect the depth and sophistication in these important industries for Western Australia. 

"The scholarships will assist the recipients to further develop their ideas and innovations in their industry through travel, and then bring that knowledge home to WA."

Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:

"The recipients have a unique opportunity to learn from international leaders in their respective fields and apply these learnings for the benefit of the sector and regional Western Australia.

"Innovation in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors will play a vital role in this Government's efforts to grow and diversify the State's economy."

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