Victorian Food Innovation Network

Country-of-origin branding to drive sales

Free On-line Webinar, 12-12.45 pm, Wednesday 27 June
Research shows demand for Australian-made products is on the rise globally. Review the findings, along with the changes to the requirements businesses must meet to make ‘Made in Australia’ claims, in this informative session for Australian growers and manufacturers about marketing products as […]

Round 2 Food Innovation Vouchers open today

Round 2 of the Food Innovation Voucher program open today 4 June and will close on 13 July.
Victorian businesses in the agriculture and food sector can benefit from a voucher scheme and virtual network to help grow their business.
Through the Boost Your Business program the Victorian Government is supporting businesses to become more productive, […]

Ask an Expert: Re-fermentation and Apple Cider Vinegar

The Food Innovation Network comprises a core group of food and beverage industry experts that make up the Network’s Community of Practice (CoP). Anyone in the food value chain can ask a question of the experts and we will endeavour to find an answer.
Today’s question comes from Daryl in the […]

Dunnet Bay Distillers – Innovation partnership lessons from Scotland

[Story from Interface, UK].
Dunnet Bay Distillers is a microdistillery located in Dunnet Bay on the coastline of the North Sea.  They produce award-winning Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka.
The aim of this distillery is to develop a range of distilled products with a focus on locally sourced raw materials.  […]

Institute of Gastronomy on the menu for Daylesford

A new one-of-a-kind food education institution may be on the cards for Daylesford, led by restaurant doyenne Alla Wolf-Tasker (pictured).
[Story written by Georgina Jerums for the Victorian Connection].
Alla Wolf-Tasker AM – the co-owner and legendary culinary director of the internationally lauded Lake House in Daylesford, which opened more than […]

Wimmera’s New AgTech Skills Initiative

The Victorian Government will partner with Birchip Cropping Group and Longerenong College to deliver an agricultural skills and training initiative in the heart of the Wimmera.
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension program (AgTIDE) – a […]

Plastics and glass diverted from landfill to construct road

Image courtesy of Waste Management Review
Source: Waste Management Review
Soft plastics from plastic bags and packaging and glass bottle equivalents will be diverted from landfill to construct a Victorian road in an Australian-first trial.
Integrated infrastructure organisation Downer and Hume City Council have partnered with resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop […]

Apply Now: Rocket Seeder Spring Crop 18 Accelerator Program

Pictured: Rocket Seeder Spring Crop 17 graduates – Farmwall (image copyrighted to Rocket Seeder)
Are you or someone you know working on a food or agriculture business idea or start-up?
Rocket Seeder’s next 14-week start-up accelerator program – Spring Crop 18 – will run from 27 August to 26 November.
Applications are open until 12 August.
Apply Now or forward […]