Potentially we will support any new research that promises to improve the seafood value chain. Seafood Innovations Ltd (SIL) was set up to assist seafood industry stakeholders to undertake exciting new research and development projects that will add value to your business and to the industry as a whole.
SIL aims to underpin growth of the New Zealand seafood export industry by helping companies to optimise returns on the current seafood harvest through developing innovative, value-added seafood and marine products that utilise, and extract optimum value from, every part of the fish.
In line with SIL's business mission, assistance is aimed at:
- increasing the value of existing harvests; or
- reducing harvesting and processing costs; or
- enhancing consumer-driven product attributes.
We expect to see a significant element of novelty and technical/scientific risk in the research - with outcomes that provide the potential for a significant step forward for the industry. We do not fund "business as usual" projects or compliance issues such as resource consents or management plans. We usually expect to see a partnership between a research provider and one or more industry stakeholder companies.
In order to pitch your project at the right level, we suggest project budgets in the range $50,000 to $500,000 per annum - although projects outside this range may also be considered.