About us

The demand for fresh foods, processed foods and food ingredients in Asian markets is projected to double by 2050. This presents a significant opportunity for Australia’s food and agribusiness sector.

Our capabilities in food engineering, food science, digital manufacturing and supply chain innovation deliver sustainable impact to both small and medium-sized enterprises and the larger corporations we work with.

We provide a key competitive advantage by assisting businesses from initial product and process development through to translation and scale-up at factory sites. Such technical innovation can be highly effective in reducing costs, value-adding and building a stronger competitive position in the global market.

Our program helps food manufacturers:

  • access food science and engineering skills from a wide range of specialist areas
  • identify and implement opportunities for process improvement, innovation and new product development
  • develop new or improved ‘clean label’ foods, as well as new protein sources, through formulation, processing and scale-up stages
  • apply digital sensing and data analytics to reduce process bottlenecks and optimise supply chain or manufacturing performance
  • develop solutions to waste management and sustainability challenges.

ARC hubs

The Australian Research Council has funded two Industrial Transformation Research Hubs ­– the Dairy Innovation Hub and the Food Value Chain Hub – that underpin our research.

The Dairy Innovation Hub is co-funded by Dairy Australia, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese. The Food Value Chain Hub is co-funded by Mondelez.

Get in touch

We are client-focussed and collaborative – we work side-by-side with your leaders, engineers and scientists to develop solutions to your challenges.

From complex multi-partner research to short consulting projects, talk to us about your needs for:

  • Emerging technologies
  • Developing technology strategies
  • Engineering customised solutions
  • Leveraging our state-of-the-art research facilities

Let us help you solve your technology challenges.

Contact us