Victorian Food Innovation Network

Freshlogic Analytics launch

Today Freshlogic launch Freshlogic Analytics, a complete set of fresh fruit and vegetable market information and insights made available through an online access system.

Category analysis includes:

Detailed coverage of 50 fresh fruit and  vegetable categories.
Category market size in volume and value.
Product group level sales contribution.
Retailer market share by volume and value, by quarter.
Market supply […]

How can Virtual Reality transform agriculture?

AR and VR have the potential to help farmers visualize crop data now available to them.
Drones built with inertial sensors, GPS, powerful processors, and imaging sensors can give farmers and data scientists a look at what’s happening in their fields.
Farmers wearing VR headsets can scan paddocks and assess crop response and […]

Foods top 5 mega trends

According to global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen CEO Mauricio Graber (pictured above) there are 5 mega trends driving the food industry:

Global growth of dairy
Sustainability and plant-based proteins
Food waste and fermentation
Health and nutrition
Natural colours and clean label

You can read more about these trends here

The State of European Food Tech 2018

Future food-tech 2018 was held in London last week.
Future Food-Tech is an international innovation and investment summit held annually in London, San Francisco and New York.
The report the State of European Food Tech 2018 was released at the conference. Key points include:

The report highlights the global growth of five food delivery […]

The Victorian Food Innovation Network launches on LinkedIn

Will Dalton, Nicki Marks and Melinda Knapp from the Victorian Food Innovation Network.
Today the Victorian Food Innovation Network launches on LinkedIn.
Let us help you connect to innovation experts such as @Badalya @TarnFoodConsulting @FAPIC @BeanstalkAgTech who can help you grow your business.
Stay informed about upcoming events in #foodinnovation and #foodtechnology.
Keep up […]

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 […]