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.”
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.”
” I have enjoyed hearing about relevant projects and meeting people who are doing work to reduce food waste and loss.”
“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.”
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.
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.
Stop Food Waste Australia
Presenting about: Sector Action Plans
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Presenting about: SME Solution Centre
Presenting about: On-board processing and packaging innovation in the Australian wild harvest prawn fishery sustainable packaging options
Watch previous Lunch Break Sessions
Hear from Nathan cook about his PhD project: Strategies to measure and manage food and food-related waste in hospital food services.
April 2022 , Dr Andrew Macnish (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fight Food Waste CRC)
Hear from Dr Andrew Macnish about Supply chain monitoring and improvement to reduce banana quality loss.
Hear from Professor Vincent Bulone, Research Director at Fight Food Waste CRC who will be discussing his project called: “Converting potato waste into pre-biotics and other valuable products”.
Hear from Dr Val Natanelov and Dr Jonathan Middis, our new FFWCRC Innovation Managers. Find out where they have come from, what they were doing and what they are planning to do at FFWCRC.
Dr. Joanne Freeman, Research Learning and Engagement Director for Honey and Fox had a session to explore and collect ideas for future presentations for the Industry Connection Hub in 2022.
Watch Francesca share her research focussed on food waste in the consumer, retail, and hospitality sectors of the food supply chain including quantifying retail food waste in New Zealand.
Join Karli Verghese, Reduce Program Leader as we look at key industry insights, including new projects around date mark labelling, hospitals, and aged care, food service, and cold chain!
Sam Oakden, Stop Food waste’s Voluntary Agreement Manager for Stop Food Waste Australia, takes us through the ambitious voluntary agreement that is the Australian Food Pact.
Join Professor David Pearson, as he delivers interesting research results regarding consumers behaviours from his project: Designing effective interventions to reduce household food waste.
Ross Naidoo joins us to discuss the SME Solutions Centre, a program that provides access to funding, skills and expertise to help you find the best food waste solutions for SMEs.