Industry Connection Hub

The challenge

An important component of all CRC’s is ensuring research results are transferred to end users in extension formats that will ensure rapid uptake of research results back to industry.  The FFW CRC is committed to doing this for Australian food businesses and the industry in a way that doesn’t just rely on our annual conferences, final research reports and participant newsletters.  Whilst these very important communication activities will still take place, the FFW CRC wants to be innovative and inclusive when it comes to communication, industry engagement, research extension and training.

Our plan

The Industry Connection Hub will facilitate the transfer of FFW CRC research results, extension materials, and education and training tools via Hub members to their industry sectors. The Hub will also provide a key platform for researchers and research students to access industry for activities such as surveys, interviews, market research, advice and connections.

A key objective for the Hub is to be a key instigator for identifying new and fresh education and training opportunities, courses, master classes, micro-learning and e-learning that Hub members can develop for their industry members and sectors.  This will be achieved through a training needs analysis with FFW CRC Participants that will identify what training opportunities are available in relation to food loss and waste and packaging as well as the gaps.

The Industry Connection Hub aims to:

  • increase industry engagement in food waste reduction through promoting FFW CRC research findings and identified training opportunities.
  • contribute to achieving the objectives of the FFW CRC by providing the opportunities and knowledge for Hub members to train at least 125 industry representatives per year for the next 10 years with the aim that those trained will implement at least one new piece of knowledge, technology, method or process into their business or place of employment.
  • broaden industry networks for the FFW CRC as an organisation
  • tap into existing powerful networks and channels direct to industry
  • establish a platform to support the implementation of the National Food Waste Strategy.

The benefit to industry will be the establishment of online and offline learning channels and resources developed by Hub members and access to FFW CRC research results in a timely manner and in a format that can be understood and applied directly within their business.

 

As this project progresses, we’ll share the good news on this page by adding information, links, images, interviews and more.

Timeline

July 2018 – June 2028

 

Participants

Logo Australian Food and Grocery Council

Logo Australian Institute of Packaging

 

Logo Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association Ltd

 

 

Logo Food South Australia