Victorian Food Innovation Network

Applications open for 2018 Red Meat Design Sprints

Do you want to be a part of the next big thing in red meat?
Rocket Seeder – the leading food and agriculture startup accelerator – will host three innovation and entrepreneurship design sprints during April in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Donor Company.
Warragul – Thursday 12 April, Farm World, Lardner […]

Foodprint Melbourne

Melbourne’s foodbowl is the city-fringe farmland which currently produces enough food to meet 40% of the city’s food needs. (Image courtesy University of Melbourne)
A 2016 report – Melbourne’s Foodprint: What does it take to feed a city? – authored by University of Melbourne staff members Jennifer Sheridan, Dr Rachel Carey and […]

Rocket Seeder’s Food and Agriculture Startup Program

(Image: copyright Rocket Seeder 2017)
Applications for the Rocket Seeder food and agriculture startup program – Autumn Crop 18 – closed on 11 March.
The 10 amazing new food and agriculture innovators and entrepreneurs looking to bring new products and services to market will be announced soon.
Click here to read about the 11 Spring Crop 17 Entrepreneurs.
Watch for the call […]

Victoria, The Ag Tech Hub Of Australia

Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Victorian Government today announcing $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm.
It brings the government’s total investment in digital agriculture to $27 million, following $12 million for the Internet of Things (IoT) on farm demonstration trial in 2016-17.
Read the full press release here

Internet of Things Symposium – Monash University, Clayton

Thursday 22 March 2018
Are you ready for the next industrial revolution?
Come and see first hand how the convergence of physical digital systems are causing massive transformations in the way manufactures create, service and operate in their new, smart, connected matrix.
This event has been sparked by global technology trends entitled […]

Digital Farmers Conference – Bringing AgTech to Life

13- 14 June 2018,  Pyrmont, Sydney NSW

Digital agriculture is evolving rapidly. Recent industry discussions have focused on explaining the technology. As tech awareness matures, it’s time to shift focus to the fundamental enabler in this revolution without which there would be no agriculture, let alone digital agriculture: people.
The Australian Farm […]

Innovation and Pulse Foods

Case study – Innovative Australian pulse foods in sight
Source: Australian Food News (http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au)
Imagine siting down to a breakfast of chickpea flakes? This situation may be a reality if a new Australian research project comes to fruition.
Working with Uncle Toby’s and Woods Foods, a pulse processor in Queensland, a PhD candidate, […]

New Melbourne’s North Food Group

The Melbourne’s North Food Group launched on 15 February 2018 at RMIT’s Bundoora campus.
 
A new Melbourne’s North Food Group will grow Food and Beverage Manufacturing in Melbourne’s North, with the support of the Victorian Government’s Sector Growth Program.
The Food Group is an initiative of NORTH Link – a regional partnership of industry, […]

Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise

Healthy eating is a fundamental part of our lives, significantly impacting the health of individuals and that of our community. Healthy eating helps to prevent and reduce the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and some cancers, and contributes to a robust workforce.

The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE) is […]

Australians forge new Asia Pacific AgTech alliance

A group of Australian investors and founders have formed a new industry initiative to promote agricultural technology and entrepreneurship through the Asia Pacific.
The Asia Pacific AgTech Alliance (APAA) was launched in Singapore with an aim of growing entrepreneurship in the food and agricultural technology sectors, through a range of programs, […]