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Industry Connection Hub

Connect and network with experts, be the first to hear about the latest research to help Australia’s food industry reduce and transform waste.

The FFW CRC is committed to ensuring research results are used by industry and that they have a real impact, one of the ways we do this is via our Industry Connection Hub. 

“What I really enjoy about the Hub is the connections with industry, ways of reaching out to representatives from different industries that further the purposes of my organisation, ways to hear about developments in the industries that connect with the work that I do.”

Julie Stratford

Industry Engagement Manager, Skills Impact

What is the Industry Connection Hub?

The Industry Connection Hub is a network of industry, research, education providers and extension specialists working together to communicate and extend CRC research results to businesses across Australia and helping them to reduce and transform food waste.   

It is not just about reducing waste but creating new opportunities and revenue streams. 

Each month the Industry Connection Hub meets via zoom for the Lunch Break Series, to receive the latest research and information first hand and hear how it has been used to benefit industry – contributing to the goal of halving Australia’s food waste by 2030.


Why join the Hub?

  • Connect and network with food waste experts – industry, educators and researchers
  • Access monthly live presentations and Q&A sessions
  • Interact directly with the CEO and program leaders
  • Be the first to know how research has helped the industry
  • Find out what opportunities there are to participate or partner in a CRC project
  • Share your own food waste initiative
  • Ongoing access to the previous Lunch Break Series session recordings


Join the Hub live sessions to be a part of the conversation and present your own food waste initiatives to the members

“I really like presentations by various people at the hub and learning about things happening outside of Engage area.”

Frank Sammut

Executive Director , Central Coast Industry Connect

” I have enjoyed hearing about relevant projects and meeting people who are doing work to reduce food waste and loss.”

Emma Coath

Managing Director , Rocket Seeder

“At the Hub, I enjoy the connection with others and the possibility to connect to assist my research project. Learn from others in the Industry.”

Jo Buckman

Food & Nutrition Marketer

Join the Hub Lunch Break Series

Each month the Industry Connection Hub meets via zoom for the Lunch Break Series, bringing industry and researchers together. Become a Hub member to join these live sessions.

What will you get when you join the lunch break series?


  • Monthly zoom invitation to join our hub seminars
  • Be the first to learn about new research outputs
  • Connect with research findings relevant to your business
  • Ask questions directly to researchers and industry
  • Find out about new research and how you can get involved

Get on the invite list!

Next Hub Session

Hear from our ENGAGE Program Leader Prof David Pearson, about his research on the first of June at 12:30 pm EST

Andrew Macnish

Prof David Pearson

Program Leader, Engage – Fight Food Waste CRC 


Professor David Pearson is the ENGAGE Program Leader in the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre. The Engage Program is responsible for educating over 40 future industry professionals with PhD or Master level qualifications, disseminating research outputs through an Industry Training Hub, and encouraging behaviour changes amongst consumers to reduce the amount of food wasted.

David Pearson’s research expertise is in leading multidisciplinary collaborations addressing issues of concern in society. Most recently this has focused on encouraging consumers to make considered choices, such as dietary options to improve personal health and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable global food system.

In addition, he has considerable leadership achievements in tertiary education as well as significant engagements with industry, government and charity sectors. He is a Professor of Marketing in the School of Business and Law, and the Appleton Institute, at the Sydney campus of Central Queensland University.




Upcoming presenters

Carolyn Cameron
Stop Food Waste Australia 

Presenting about: Sector Action Plans 

Ross Naidoo
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries 

Presenting about: SME Solution Centre 

Janet Howieson
Curtin University 

Presenting about: On-board processing and packaging innovation in the Australian wild harvest prawn fishery sustainable packaging options

Watch previous Lunch Break Sessions