Category: Capability Building

OzScientific expands capability for new product development

OzScientific Pty Ltd has been a member of Victorian Food Innovation Network (FIN) from the start.  We provide commercial food innovation and product development services to food and beverage manufacturers.  With our growing capabilities and expertise, we can transform your great idea into a new food product.
We have recently expanded […]

CSIRO’s food innovation centre for industry

Victoria is home to CSIRO’s food innovation centre. The centre makes it easy for food, ingredient and equipment manufacturing companies to access CSIRO’s extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation. Click on any of the headings below to find out more.

Advanced separation technologies: opportunities for industry
With our expertise in advanced separation […]

2019 AIFST Mentoring Program

Picture: 2018 AIFST Mentoring Program Graduates
Following on from a successful 2018 rollout, AIFST is pleased to announce its 2019 National Mentoring Program.
Why join the program?
Mentoring provides an opportunity for student and graduate members to learn from more established Institute members. It is also a way for older members to “give […]

Woolworths organic growth fund

The Woolworths Organic Growth Fund has been established by Woolworths to support investment in Australian organic farming projects.
Through the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund, Woolworths will invest up to $30 million over a five-year period. This funding will be made available to eligible Australian farmers in the form of financial grants […]

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector falls to $131bn, as electricity prices and drought bite

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) released a report this month which found total turnover in the food and grocery manufacturing industry (which employs about 324,000 Australians) dropped $2.7 billion in the 2016-17 financial year to $131.3 billion, a fall of 2 per cent.
The broader economic conditions affecting the […]

A growing market for Australian jujubes

One feature of the Victorian Food Innovation Network’s extensionAUS platform is the ‘Ask an Expert’ function.  Here, any member of the food value chain can ask a question. The question is received by the Network’s coordinator who distributes the question to the Community of Practice members, who are experts in […]

Innovation in agriculture vital to address future food challenges

Innovation is the central driving force which will transform food systems.
Rapid advances in agricultural innovation that address climate change and support family farmers are crucial if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General told the opening session of the first International Symposium on […]

Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program

Are you a rural Victorian woman in agriculture who wants to be a better leader? Do you want to drive change, gain board experience or make a difference in your rural or regional community?
The Victorian Rural Women’s Network, alongside four partnerships, is offering funded places for rural Victorian women on […]

Salt reduction grants

Victorian Salt Reduction Innovation Grants of up to $25,000 are currently open and available to help small to medium enterprises (SME) reformulate their food products to reduce the amount of salt that Victorians are consuming.
These grants are a great way to help smaller companies make their foods healthier and be […]