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Victorian Food Innovation Network

The virtual Victorian Food Innovation Network is a key initiative of Goal 3 of the Victorian Food and Fibre Sector Strategy.

The Network provides a single source of information for Victorian food businesses looking to engage with innovation services providers, such as universities and other organisations with research and design capabilities.

The extensionAUS platform provides the infrastructure and governance framework to develop a Community of Practice (CoP) and associated learning network within the agriculture and food sector.

Food Innovation Voucher Program

A core element of the Network is the delivery of a Food Innovation Vouchers Program which provides support to businesses to undertake innovation activities. Applications for Round 1 of the program closed on 2 March 2018.

Community of Practice

The Food Innovation Network comprises a ‘Community of Practice’ (CoP) – experts in early stage feasibility and testing, process innovation, product development, research and development, along with market positioning and labelling.

At the inception stage the CoP comprises all Registered Service Providers to Round 1 of the Food Innovation Voucher Program (Feb/Mar 2018).

Community of Interest

The Network also has a ‘Community of Interest’ (all other interested parties in the food value chain). See diagram below.

Successful Applicants in the Voucher Program will form part of the Network’s Community of Interest (CoI) see Figure 1.

 

Figure 1.

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