After more than a year of consultation and development, the FRDC’s R&D Plan 2020–2025 is ready for use.
The Plan establishes the focus for the organisation’s activities for the next five years and outlines strategies to get there. Importantly, it will be adaptable and respond to further input from our stakeholders.
At the core of the R&D Plan and investment are five R&D outcomes and five enabling strategies that will help us achieve those outcomes.
These 10 items guide where we are going and why. We are now working with stakeholders to develop more detailed roadmaps for achieving each of the five outcomes.
Roadmapping workshops will be held online, enabling stakeholders to collaborate from wherever they are to identify how to achieve each outcome.
The first online roadmapping workshop will focus on R&D outcome 1: Growth for enduring prosperity. This workshop will be run in collaboration with Food Innovation Australia Ltd, which is undertaking a similar process focused on growing the market share of Australia food globally.
Fishing and aquaculture stakeholders are invited to participate in online roadmapping workshops on the following dates:
These dates are tentative. Final dates for workshops and other FRDC meetings will be posted on our website. To participate and keep up to date on these and other FRDC meetings, subscribe here. Make sure to select ‘FRDC meetings’.
As the FRDC develops the structures and processes to implement its new R&D Plan, it is important that urgent and necessary research is not delayed. In late October we will publish a call for applications against existing R&D priorities in line with the Plan. This call will be made on our website and through an email alert to FRDC update subscribers. To subscribe click here. We will use a variety of approaches to call for research that will address the Plan’s priorities, including competitive calls, select and direct tenders, and investment in startups and technologies.
Full R&D Plan 2020–2025, http://rdplan.frdc.com.au
Summary of the Plan, https://frdc.com.au/research/rde-planning-and-priorities