Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2002 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 5 No. 2, Issue of August 15, 2002

Case notes 1

...Grape and Wine producers pay a levee on their products, which along with a contribution from the Federal Government, is used for research and extension. Organisations involved in research and extension apply to the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) for these funds. Industry also contributes substantially via in-kind and regional support. GWRDC has a five year Research and Development Plan (1997-2002) which addresses priorities of the industry..

Case notes 2

.Your organisation has expertise in biotechnology and need to prepare an application to GWRDC for funds for research. The project should address a major disease or pest in the grape and wine industry, which is not being addressed by CRC viticulture or GWRDC. This research must lead to a method which your organisation can patent and collect royalties from. You have been asked to prepare background information for this application..

Figure 3. Extracts from biotechnology case study for viticulture students.

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