The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), a government agency, invites experienced individuals with a strong background in the essential oils industry, businesses, R&D Centres, local organisations, local government universities and colleges (TVET, agricultural and community) with technological innovations and/or innovative solutions beyond the proof of concept stage for application along any part of the essential oils value-chain that can positively impact on smallholder producers (primary production, extraction and processing) to submit applications for further Research and Development (R&D) activities. We especially encourage disadvantaged individuals, communities, organisations and institutions in rural areas to apply. The primary objective of the applicants must be to contribute to the advancement the essential oils industry- not commercial gain. In addition, applications must be prepared to work in partnership with individuals from different organisations. Applicants may also wish to complement existing R&D work.