The Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was created to power innovation and growth in the agrifood sector by accelerating adoption of STEM technologies through the value chain. It commenced operations in 2019 for an initial term of 10 years with a budget from the Commonwealth of Australia and participants totaling $187 million.
Horticulture Innovation Australia, University of New England’s AARSC, Protected Cropping Australia, NSW LLS and Future Food Systems CRC have teamed up to develop a high-tech tool to map Australia’s protected cropping facilities, thereby aiding biosecurity preparedness and natural disaster response efforts.
The first sensory evaluation and fingerprinting work is underway in the CRC’s ‘Bioactive components for value-add to Australian artichokes’ project following the winter-spring harvest of Mt Lindesay’s organic globe artichoke varieties.
Dr Ruey Leng Loo is a clinical pharmacist who is focusing her clinical expertise on the application of metabolic phenotyping in epidemiological and nutritional studies.
The CRC has joined the Oceania Chapter of The Competitive Institute (TCI) Network, an international organisation connecting and supporting specialised industry clusters around the world.
To attain its 30×30 goal, NSW Farmers needs the state’s primary producers to expand their contribution to the state’s coffers. So it’s teamed up with UNE researchers in a farmer-focused project that aims to identify obstacles to growth and find ways to overcome them.
In stage 2 of the Smart Trade Hubs program, QUT and SCP Capital will extend their blockchain-backed digital trading platform, developed for premium beef exports to China, to high-value fruits, wines and artisan liquor destined for markets across Asia.
QUT Design Lab head and Professor of Urban Informatics Marcus Foth undertakes cutting-edge transdisciplinary work that “brings together people, place and technology”. He’s also leading the CRC’s Smart Trade Hubs project, and using his expertise to help save wombats and bees.
UK-trained QUT biochemist Robert Speight is leading a new CRC project with Sanitarium Health Food Company exploring healthy proteins for plant-based products.
Murdoch University Associate Professor Vicky Solah brings 36 years of expertise in food science and human nutrition to the CRC. Right now she’s profiling artichokes for CRC partner Mt Lindesay. Next, she’ll begin upcycled fruit-and-veg product trials at the new WA Food Innovation Precinct.