Take your idea to market with Victorian Government Vouchers

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The Food Innovation Voucher is the Victorian Government's program to help Victorian agri-food businesses collaborate with research (including startup) organisations to innovate, increase their scale, productivity, diversity and profitability.

The voucher is suitable for businesses needing to conduct product or research development but have limited knowledge, or engagement with, Victoria's food innovation ecosystem.

*Agri-food businesses can also apply to undertake early-stage feasibility and testing.

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  • Up to $10,000 (excl. GST) for early-stage feasibility and testing. No co-contribution required.

  • Up to $50,000 (excl. GST) for product development and process innovation. Co-contribution of 1:1 required by the applicant.

  • Recipients are eligible for up to two vouchers under this program.


How can beanstalk help you?

Beanstalk is your partner to plug into the deep research & innovative startup ecosystem to solve your priority challenges. Leverage cutting-edge technologies across the agri-food sector and adjacent industries through adopting a proven low-cost and low-risk process to technology trialing, and processing innovation. 

Beanstalk has been selected as the partner of choice for Victorian agri-food businesses to execute their innovation needs.



  • Small to medium enterprises (employ between 20 and 200 staff or if less than 20 staff have an annual turnover greater than $1.5 million).

  • Be a legal entity currently engaged in the food value chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the food value chain.

  • Have an operating business presence in Victoria.



  • Round 2 is open on 4 June 2018 and closes 13 July 2018.
  • Get in early as we're excited to hear about your project.
  • Organisations must first engage with a Registered Service Provider prior to applying.



If you are one of the following, we would love to hear from you:

  • Agri-food business looking for an innovative solution to an identified problem, or has an innovative idea to take to market.

  • Researcher / start-up that does not meet the above SME criteria but has current or prospective clients who are eligible to prototype your technology to demonstrate technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential.

  • Industry organisation looking to take develop new innovative solutions to their agri-food sector cohort.

More info here

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