Topic: Innovation

64th International Meat Congress

12-17 August, Melbourne
The 64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 12 – 17 August 2018.
The Congress theme is ‘Quality and Integrity for Global Consumers’.
The Congress will focus on:

Provenance and fraud detection
Process control in the meat industry
Next generation technologies to assess carcass and meat quality
Food safety […]

2018 Australian IoT Awards

Three of the best project finalists in the IoT Hub 2018 Australian IoT Awards come from the agriculture sector.
Mystic Motion semi-autonomous vehicle control by Mystic Pants. Mystic Motion is a control system for retro-fitting to vehicle fleets that uses a combination of differential GPS and multiple wireless technologies to enable precision vehicle location […]

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, […]

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 […]

Australian AgTech shines at Future Food Asia Awards 2018

Onecrop staff accept the winners cheque in Singapore on 23 May 2018.
Food Innovation Network’s Community of Practice member, Will Taing, from Beanstalk AgTech, contributed this article.
Australia’s AgTech start-up ‘Onecrop’ has won the US$100,000 Future Food Asia Award for 2018.
Future Food Asia Award recognises and rewards entrepreneurs from Asia Pacific who are building disruptive and […]

More of Rocket Seeder’s Autumn Crop 18

Photo copyrighted to Rocket Seeder Limited.
The Rocket Seeder Autumn Crop 18 comprises 10 great new food and agriculture startups. We introduced readers to three of them back in April.
The group is now eight weeks into the Rocket Seeder program and making great progress developing their pitch and testing their business model assumptions. […]

AgriFutures evokeAG

Photo copyrighted to Agrifutures Australia

Melbourne, 19-20 February 2019.
Agrifutures Autralia’s 2019 evokeAG. event is collaborative thinking to change the future.
Australia has the right ingredients to lead the world in food and farm for the future.
The rate of technological change presents us with an opportunity to take our industries to new heights.
We […]

Insect Protein – a small but growing market

Source: NOSH (https://www.projectnosh.com/)
Insect protein is a small but growing market in the U.S., expected to exceed $50 million within the next five years, according to a report from Global Market Insights.
Last month, Aspire Food Group, a cricket farmer and insect protein ingredient supplier for food products, announced that it had […]