Dr Sofie De Meyer, MALDI-ID CEO, has just been awarded one of six new Aquaculture and Agriculture entrepreneur scholarships by the McGowan Government.
The scholarships are supported by the State Government’s $3.41 million Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative.
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The scholarships are part of an innovative program designed to assist entrepreneurs with travel, testing, training and/or commercialisation in their specialised field.
Dave Kelly, Science and Fisheries Minister, explains that these scholarships will help WA grow in a number of areas.
“These exciting and innovative projects have the potential to grow WA jobs and the $6.8 billion agriculture sector, particularly in the regions… One project alone could help grow our seafood industry by generating 20 new direct and indirect jobs and $5 million over five years.”
The scholarship will allow Dr De Meyer to further investigate legumes, and how they can help to increase pasture performance.
Click here to read the full article by the Government of Western Australia.
Watch the short video below to learn how MALDI-ID are using the power of science to transform legumes in our agriculture.