AATLIS News :: UQ announces Agri-Food Alliance: ‘Wonka factory’ of Aussie foods


Expect more delicious and premium Australian food in fridges across the globe, with the creation of The University of Queensland’s Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

The soon-to-be-established group is part of a two year pilot program, connecting UQ’s research and education in agri-food science with Queensland’s agrifood business thanks to $2.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Strategic University Reform Fund.

Deputy Associate Dean for Research Partnerships for UQ”s Faculty of Science, Professor Melissa Fitzgerald, said the pilot would lower barriers for industry collaboration, build strong links between academics, students and local industry and improve commercialisation of research.

“The UQ Agri-Food Innovation 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,” Professor Fitzgerald said.

“Expect new Aussie foods to be lighting up tastebuds in both domestic and international markets.

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