Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) has launched the third edition of its annual showcase of food and agribusiness innovations.
The book celebrates diverse innovations, from novel ingredients such as Camel milk from QCamel, new methods of processing food waste such as regional biogas hubs from Utilitas, and innovative new processing technology such as E-FLO from Heat and Control.
Overall, 50 Australian diverse innovations from Australia’s food and agribusiness industry are profiled in the third edition of FIAL's annual showcase, titled ‘Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations’.
The book was launched at the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology annual convention in Melbourne this week by Charlie Day, CEO of Innovation and Science Australia.
The 50 innovations profiled are chosen by an expert panel of judges, and range from micro businesses to multinationals, and span the entire food and agribusiness value chain.
Each innovation is aligned to one of seven global megatrends, as identified by the CSIRO, that are shaping the world as we know it today and into the future. These megatrends include a less predictable planet; health on the mind; choosy customers; one world; and smarter food chains.
FIAL managing director Mirjana Prica created the first book in 2016 as a way to celebrate industry success stories.
“This is the third year we have produced this book, and every year it gets better and better. It’s wonderful to see companies nominating themselves as innovative, and standing up to the tough scrutiny from our esteemed judges,” Prica says.
Australian food icon Maggie Beer said, “By sharing the stories of these businesses there is so often a template, a spark of an idea to encourage others. I commend Food Innovation Australia for bringing together these diverse case studies from across our country, to celebrate them and give encouragement to others in this spirit of sharing and collaboration.”