South Australian Food Innovation Centre


The world is rapidly changing and the food and beverage industry of tomorrow will be very different to the industry of today as consumer demands and technology push businesses to operate as never before. Industry must look towards innovative ways to remain competitive and sustainable in this rapidly changing environment.

To ensure South Australian food and beverage businesses remain at the forefront and continue to grow value added products, research organisations and services providers must evolve the way they respond to, and support, the Industry’s needs for innovative solutions and technical support. As a result, the SA Food Innovation Centre has been established to assist food and beverage businesses find those solutions and support. The Centre will provide collaboration, connectivity and capability that will share R&D innovation and encourage commercialisation of new ideas and products.


The South Australian Government recognises the importance of the food and beverage industry to the State’s economic growth, with the food and beverage industry generating revenue of $18.2 billion in 2014-15, with $8.2 billion of this revenue from value added finished food and wine products.

The establishment of the Centre is a direct result of the South Australian State Government’s economic priority, Premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world and the commitment to establish the Centre as a key objective of that priority.


Establishing the Centre was achieved in December 2015, when a unique collaboration of a coalition of industry leaders, state government agencies, universities and research organisations joined together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as Foundation Partners.

The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society, Primary Producers SA and the Economic Development Board are also integral supporters and contributors to the collaboration.


The Centre is being established in stages. Currently as a virtual single enquiry point, businesses unsure about what innovation capabilities, technical services, government support programs or business development information or support they need, can be connected with the right partner by contacting the Centre team with one easy phone call or email.

Phone: (08)8226 0109

The Partners are now developing the Centre business plan, and will be obtaining industry feedback on those plans, which are aimed at maximising opportunities for South Australia’s food and beverage industry to ensure commercial viability and success into the future including:

  • ensuring innovation and technical support services align to identified priority needs
  • improving support services to assist food and beverage businesses become:
  • innovative value-adders
  • adopters of new technology
  • producers of high value products.

Download the SA Food Innovation Centre Brochure for more information on the Centre and the services currently offered by Partners to the food and beverage industry.

Visit the SA Food Innovation Centre website for more information.

This entry was posted in Food South Australia News, Industry News, Uncategorized on Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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