The Small Milling Research Project (SMRP) investment scheme is an initiative to invest in lower cost, short-term, industry-identified and preferably industry-led research projects to develop a product, service or process that will solve targeted problems in sugar mills and deliver tangible outputs with almost immediate outcomes.
In the process, the scheme will strengthen collaborations between industry and research through the direct involvement of the milling sector in SMRPs and increase research skills and capability in sugar mills.
SMRP investment by SRA will be restricted to a maximum of $75,000 per project, with the entire scheme capped at $250,000 per year. The expectation is that successful projects will be completed within a 12-month period from execution.
The scheme is currently closed for applications, and will re-open in late 2018 for the next investment round.