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Food Innovation Australia - Funding Awarded

2018 Business(es) Project Funding Amount Sector Priority
October Cooee Cuisine Pty Ltd Develop range of low sodium meal solutions $12,500.00 The Future Consumer/ Sodium Reduction
August Sunfresh Marketing Co Op Extend shelf life and utilise waste from Avocado processing $67,803.00 Reduce Food Waste and Loss
July Collaboration between: Mainstream Aquaculture, Helmaqua Pty Ltd, Humpty Doo Barramundi & Australian Barramundi Farmers Association Further improve the quality of Australian Barramundi product and methods to ensure world’s best practise $1,814,500.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
July Offally Good Food Extend shelf life of Organic Pates $7,500.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
February Cheesecellar Pty Ltd Develop of Raw Cheese manufacturing standard $34,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
2017 Business(es) Project Funding Amount Sector Priority
October Collaboration between: Logio Group, University of Sydney, Next Instruments, Glycemic Index Foundation, Ricegrowers Ltd, Verspan AG & NSW Department of Primary Industries Develop a tool for rapid testing of foods and ingredients for positive nutritional benefits. $127,500.00 The Future Consumer
August Austrgrains Pty Ltd Identify new strains of wheat for export markets $17,000.00 A Global Marketplace
May Meals on Wheels QLD Develop a functional food for elderly populations $50,000.00 The Future Consumer
May Collaboration between: Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity & Woolworths Develop system to optimise the application of refrigeration to maintain quality and freshness in energy efficient manner. $41,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
March Immuron Limited Develop function ingredient from bovine colostrum. $50,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
February Tasfoods Limited Develop new processing techniques for milk to access new export markets $10,909.00 A Global Marketplace
2016 Business(es) Project Funding Amount Sector Priority
December Boundary Bend Limited Develop additional value adding opportunities from food grade production waste $34,642.00 Food Security and Sustainability
December Thermosorb Extend the shelf life of meat products using proprietary packaging technology $40,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
June Progel Pty Ltd Further optimise manufacture for improved commercialisation of functional ingredients. $44,556.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
June Australian Bay Seafoods Improve the eating quality of Saddletail Snapper, to improve domestic market acceptance $49,014.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
April Blue Harvest Improve the quality of Australian Prawns stored under frozen conditions. $5,340.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
March Moria Mac’s Poultry and Fine Foods Pty Ltd Extend the shelf life of poultry products using natural preservatives. $16,125.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
February ProPortion Foods Develop Functional Foods specifically for the aging population. $60,000.00 The Future Consumer
February Innovablend Development of functional ingredient powders from sugar cane and cocoa. $46,279.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
February Outback Grain Co Pty Ltd Development of Teff for new Gluten free products. $72,946.50 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
February Pactum Dairy Group Increase the shelf life of UHT Dairy products for export market development $25,000.00 A Global Marketplace
February Flavourtech Develop advanced spray drying and flavour extraction techniques for beverages. $37,500.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
2015 Business(es) Project Funding Amount Sector Priority
December Progel Pty Ltd, Optimise manufacturing technology for commercialisation of functional ingredients. $75,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
December Austgrains Optimise specific Wheat varieties for Asian Baking and Noodle Making $60,000.00 A Global Marketplace
November Boundary Bend Limited Produce a polyphenol based functional ingredient from production waste material. $75,000.00 Food Security and Sustainability
October Sustainable Production Research and Training Food Value Chain Mapping - Tasmania $4,900.00 Food Security and Sustainability
September Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics – Victoria University Food Australia Map: Supply Chain Services Map $10,000.00 Food Security and Sustainability
June Dairy Innovation Australia Limited and Sutton Grange Organic Farm. Develop technical specification for value adding facility for Goat Cheese farming. $15,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
June Tropico Optimal extraction of watermelon juice $30,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
June Liquorice Land Produce Allergen Free liquorice $12,500.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
June Victoria University- Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics Develop based interactive tool for E- commerce Evaluation of industry $68,000.00 A Global Marketplace
January Australian Wine Research Institute and Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd Investigation of the manufacturing process for production of regional Malolactic fermentation isolates for use in Australian Wine manufacture $17,500.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
January Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd and Jonsey’s Dairy Group Shelf life extension of Milk by microfiltration technologies $15,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
2014 Business(es) Project Funding Amount Sector Priority
December Spanish Boutique Beverages Pty Improve manufacturing scale of Sangria $32,849.50 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
December Wild Finger Limes Improve processing and production techniques for Australian Finger Limes. $32,849.50 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
December Victoria University- Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics Assess the eCommerce sector in regard to Food Exports and trading. $150,000.00 A Global Marketplace
September Greens General Foods Develop Flavour application technologies for use in healthy Popcorn manufacture. $15,000.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition
September Dairy Innovation Australia and Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia Development of Buttermilk Products for Domestic and Export Markets $26,500.00 A Global Marketplace
July The Allergen Bureau Limited VITAL Online Calculator Development and Implementation $89,700.00 Enhanced Production and Value Addition