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Gippsland Centre of the National Institute for Forestry Products Innovation funding available


New funding for research and development can play a key role in shaping the future of the timber industry across Victoria, boosting sustainability, jobs and economic benefits.

The Gippsland Centre of the National Institute for Forestry Products Innovation (NIFPI) is now calling for proposals to conduct research and development for projects totalling $4 million.

Through the first round of grants released today, individual research grants from $50,000 to $500,000 are available in areas including timber product development and improvements to existing ones, non-timber forest products, improved supply chain efficiency and other research priorities identified for the Victorian industry.

The NIFPI Gippsland Centre was established in July 2020 and is a joint initiative between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Its committee members were appointed in late 2020 and comprise a diverse range of experience in Victoria’s local timber and forestry industry.

The NIFPI Gippsland Centre is part of the Victorian Forestry Plan’s promotion of research and development opportunities to help diversify the forestry sector.

The initiative compliments the support available through the Victorian Timber Innovation Fund as well as the work being undertaken by the Gippsland Forestry Hub.

Funding proposals for eligible research and development can be made before 14 May 2021.

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