AATLIS News :: UQ announces $2.5m Agri-Food Innovation Alliance


On Thursday, The University of Queensland revealed its Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, which is part of a two year pilot program designed to connect UQ’s research in agri-food science with agri-food businesses of all sizes.

With globalisation, technology and climate change transforming the sector at a rapid rate, the university hopes the $2.5 million federally-funded initiative will help producers innovate and adapt.

Speaking at UQ’s Building Better Bioeconomies Breakfast on Thursday, UQ food science and technology chair and deputy associate dean (research) Professor Melissa Fitzgerald said the collaborative project would create strong links between universities and businesses.

“[The] Alliance will work hand-in-hand with local agri-food businesses, transforming ideas into sustainable production methods, delicious new commercially viable foods and cybersecure supply chains,” Prof Fitzgerald said.

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