Our work

AEGIC is an independent, not-for-profit company established in 2012 to increase value in the Australian grains industry.

AEGIC is an investment of the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

We have offices in Perth and Sydney staffed by leading industry experts. Our facilities include research laboratories, pilot mill, pilot bakery and commercial analytical laboratories.

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AEGIC’s value

AEGIC increases value in the Australian grains industry by gathering, analysing and sharing market intelligence the industry needs to breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer.

Australian grain growers are AEGIC’s primary beneficiary. We deliver value to them by:

  • securing current market share by supporting international customers so they can optimise the value of using Australian grain;
  • identifying new markets and future opportunities for Australian grain;
  • identifying the grain quality requirements of millers, processors, maltsters and brewers to ensure Australian grain meets their needs; and
  • innovating to develop new products and opportunities for Australian grain.

These benefits flow to all stakeholders across the grain supply chain.

Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

Market insight

We know what end-users want

We go into Australia’s key grain markets and identify the current and future grain requirements of millers, processors, maltsters and brewers.

This intelligence helps the Australian grains industry breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer. Our insight helps growers decide which crops and varieties to grow. Growers have access to varieties that are better suited to market needs.
Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

Future trends

We understand the big picture

We analyse global market information and economic data to understand future market trends and opportunities for Australian grain.

This analysis helps the Australian grains industry position itself to capture maximum value from future opportunities. This analysis helps growers understand future opportunities for Australian grain and advocate for industry changes that are needed to capitalise on these opportunities.
Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

Innovation

We think outside the box

We develop new products, methods and technologies for the Australian grains industry.

Our innovations create new, higher value opportunities for Australian grain. Creating new opportunities for Australian grain helps growers reduce their risk through market and product diversification.
Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

Collaboration

We share our market insights

We make sure Australian stakeholders know what we know about our grain markets. We engage early and often, and we work collaboratively with other organisations.

AEGIC’s knowledge and insight empowers the industry to breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer. Our insight helps growers decide which crops and varieties to grow. Growers have access to varieties that are better suited to market needs.
Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

End-user support

We help markets get the best out of Australian grain

We provide technical information, in-market support and education to international customers to help them understand and optimise the value of Australian grain.

This encourages international customers to purchase Australian grain. International markets are more likely to use Australian wheat, ultimately supporting growers.
Value Area Description Value Grower Benefit

Industry education

We empower you with knowledge

We offer hands-on training to Australian grains industry participants in wheat quality, flour milling and baking.

Understanding how wheat and flour quality affects noodles and baked products in key markets helps grain traders and others offer the best possible products and services to their customers. Grain traders who understand the quality strengths of Australian grain are better equipped to extract maximum value from the market, ultimately for growers’ benefit.
Value Area Description Value

Commercial services

Unmatched by other laboratories

We offer industry-leading services in grain quality analysis, food innovation, R&D, consultancy and training.

AEGIC’s highly qualified experts help grains industry clients get the answers they need to deliver excellent products and maximum value.