Victorian Food Innovation Network

RMIT Food Research and Innovation Centre

The Food Research and Innovation Centre is a world-class facility that helps Australian businesses develop and market innovative, high value products for the global marketplace.
The RMIT Food Research and Innovation Centre is a Registered Service Provider for the Food Innovation Voucher program.
Food Research and Innovation Centre facilities

RMIT is the top provider […]

mobiletech primary industries 2018

Innovation through Smart Data – 6th Annual Summit
27-28 March 2018
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
MobileTECH is one of New Zealand’s largest agritech events.
MobileTECH brings together over 300 technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary industry operators.
MobileTECH 2018 will showcase the digital technologies transforming the agricultural, horticultural and forestry […]

Food Innovation – International links

New Zealand Food Innovation Network
Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand
Food Innovation and Resource Centre, Singapore
Nebraska Innovation Campus Food Innovation Center
Food Innovation Network, UK  
New Food Innovation Ltd, UK
Park Royal Food Innovation Centre, London
University of Nottingham Food Innovation Centre
Cargills European Food Innovation Center, Belgium
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Food)
Food Innovation, Norway
Oregon State University Food Innovation […]

Food Innovation Vouchers

VOUCHER OPTIONS
Vouchers can be used to access facilities, services, advice or expertise from approved service providers. There are two levels of funding:
1. Early stage feasibility and testing:
For a problem that needs an innovative solution.
Applicant is required to contribute at least one hour of time in-kind for every $1000 of voucher […]

Altering ingredients to increase nutrition

Case study
The applicant is a producer and manufacturer of cereals in Victoria. The company’s business plan is to increase its brand position as a health food company, and wants to increase the nutrition density in its cereals.
The company is aware that some Australians are lacking in Vitamin B12 and magnesium. […]

CSIRO’s food innovation centre for industry

Scientist in white coat working in laboratory

CSIRO’s food innovation centre makes it easy for food, ingredient and equipment manufacturing companies to access extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation. From adopting innovative technologies and improving process efficiency to creating high value products for new markets, the centre’s staff partner with industry every day.

CSIRO’s food innovation centre has […]

Food processing and value chain development in Indonesia

The Australia-Indonesia Centre
The Australia-Indonesia Centre is supported through federal funding from Australia’s Department of Education and Training and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the support of Indonesia’s Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education.
The Centre, hosted by Monash University, is a collaboration between Monash University, the Australian National […]

Fresh vending innovation

Case study
The applicant makes and distributes fresh nori rolls (sushi) to retail outlets, including cafes, school canteens, train station kiosks, hospitals, recreation facilities and universities.
After a trip to Japan, the applicant has an idea to develop and pilot a vending machine to supply fresh nori rolls, most of which meet […]

Product innovation meet healthy eating guidelines

Case study
The applicant is a vending company/food manufacturer for large organisations such as hospitals, universities, sport and recreation centres and large workplaces. Most customers want to provide healthy options to align with government nutrition guidelines – or to meet contractual agreements that specify healthier food/drinks must be supplied.
The applicant is […]

Altering production process to increase revenue

Case study
The applicant investigates new opportunities to spread revenue streams across the year to overcome seasonal cycles in milk production.
Partnering with an innovation service provider, the company identifies a new technology which may enable highly viscous fluids to be efficiently mixed – helping to spread revenue streams across the year.