Victorian Food Innovation Network

What is the Victorian Food Innovation Network?

Supported by the Victorian Government, the Victorian Food Innovation 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. Join the Network.
Food Innovation Voucher Program
A core element of the Network is […]

RMIT food tech students looking for industry placements

RMIT University food technology students – undergraduate and postgraduate – are seeking placements over the summer period.
Below are examples of projects that students can undertake for you:

3rd year students (completed 2.5 years of a degree):  high level skills in product development, food processing, food manufacturing, food packaging, sensory testing, food microbiology, safety […]

La Trobe Business School Northlink Food and Agribusiness Forum

Learn what it takes to build innovative and sustainable food production systems and agribusiness in Australia with the following Key Note Speakers:
Allan McCallum, Chairman of CANN Group, Australia’s first licensed/permitted grower of medicinal cannabis in Australia.
Allan’s presentation will address agtech – Agriculture’s disrupter or saviour? Disruptive technology is changing our daily […]

VicHealth grants to shake up salt in food production

VicHealth and FIAL have partnered to offer Victorian Salt Reduction Innovation Grants. Grants of up to $25,000 will help small to medium enterprises (SME’s) reformulate their products to reduce the amount of salt Victorians are consuming.
Applications open 1 July 2018, with a rolling assessment until 31 December 2018. Start-ups, and […]

IBM Launches Food Trust blockchain for commercial use

After 18 months of testing, IBM’s blockchain-based food traceability platform is live for use by retailers, wholesalers and suppliers across the food ecosystem.
According to Brigid McDermott, Vice President, IBM Food Trust, the site overcomes 5 barriers to enterprise blockchain implementation:

Building an ecosystem,
creating a business model that adds value for all parties,
implementing […]

Beam Time Pitch Night & Roundtable

Do you have a burning problem that could be solved by a scientist? South East Melbourne Innovation Partnership (SEMIP) is proud to bring you Pitch for Beam Time pitch night on 31st October 6pm at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre.
The Prize: The winner will receive $10,000 worth of Beam time at the Australian Synchrotron in Clayton with […]

Start-up seeks to guarantee meat eating quality using science

Have you ever eaten a tough piece of meat? That might be a thing of the past as Adelaide start-up MEQ Probe has developed medical grade probes to use in abattoirs to objectively test meat eating quality traits such as marbling and shear force.
“Today the measurements (such as marbling and shear […]

Applications open: AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel

Do you have what it takes to help identify and grow Australian agriculture’s emerging industries? Applications for the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Advisory Panel are now open. Entrepreneurs, economists and those with a research and development (R&D) background are encouraged to apply.
Visit for more information about the application process and […]

Winning The Hearts and Minds Of The Chinese Consumer

This event is fully sponsored by Alibaba, AsiaLink and Monash Food Innovation Centre on Friday 19 October 2018 at 9:00am. Book here
9am Registration and light breakfast
9.30am Welcome and Introductions
9.45am Monash Innovation Centre: Get your products China ready
10.15am Alibaba: Learn how to tap into the e-commerce enabled China opportunity
10.45am AsiaLink: Building […]