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July 23, 2020

Revolutionise agricultural spray application (BRII)

Twelve million dollars in seed funding is now available to Australian startups and SMEs to help bring your big ideas to market.

This money is available through the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII), an Australian Government program.

BRII is seeking innovative solutions to some of Australia’s environmental challenges. Applications are open until 10 September 2020.

The Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) has a pressing issue to solve via BRII.

  • Pesticides help ensure Australian farming remains productive and maintains its reputation for high quality. However, spray drift—movement beyond the original target—is an ongoing, global issue.
  • Spray drift onto sensitive crops results in environmental contamination and significant financial loss.
  • The challenge is to improve the application of pesticide spray on agricultural crops. Since spray application is complex, many factors need to be considered, including chemical composition, application equipment, training and legal requirements.
  • The solution could address one or many of these factors in order to reduce complexity, or it could involve the use of a lateral technological solution that brings increased automation and insight to the process.

Applicants have the chance to work closely with government to create a product that could be commercialised.

At the end of the challenge, they will retain intellectual property rights and the right to sell their product in domestic and global markets.

We believe you might know companies that may wish to apply. To help us reach them, we’d be grateful if you would pass this invitation on to your network of contacts, and share our BRII video on your social media platforms.

To find out more, please visit or watch our video on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

If you are interested in receiving a communications kit to help spread the word, please contact or Zoe Jarousek on 0427 057 072.



Frank Tonkin

Manager, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
Business Research and Innovation Initiative
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources