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Fight Food Waste CRC: Significant co-investment for research projects still available – research partnership

Opportunity for

  • Australian businesses (in food production and manufacture, retail, wholesale or supply chain), startups and technology developers who are interested in co-designing and co-funding research projects that address one of three strategic focus areas: Reduce, Transform or Engage.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge:  

The $120 million 10-year Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFW CRC) commenced on July 1, 2018. Our vision is to create an Australia without food waste.

We aim to achieve this by engaging with industry and consumers to reduce food waste across the supply chain and to transform unavoidable waste into innovative products.

The purpose of the Fight Food Waste CRC is to reduce food waste, increase industry profitability and enhance food rescue to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia.

Current opportunity:

The FFW CRC currently has $5 million in Federal CRC funding available for co-funding of new research projects that address one of their three focus areas, Reduce, Transform and Engage.

All project funding involves matching leverage for industry participant contributions (including state and territory government participants) to undertake research, development, education, extension and commercialisation activities with one or more of the FFW CRC’s research providers.

Organisations and projects can address any of the following issues;


  • Supply chain food loss and waste (FLW) reduction benchmarking and intervention mapping.
  • Supply chain/ packaging innovation/ intervention feasibility testing and scaling for reducing FLW.
  • Improving retail operational efficiency.


  • Tools to assist in the prioritisation of value-add opportunities.
  • Creating the necessary supply chains to enable upcycling of food waste.
  • Overcoming the barriers to use of existing technology or creating new technology and processes to transform food waste.
  • Creating the necessary regulation and policy environment to enable food waste transformation.
  • Efficient preparation of food surplus to Enable transformation.


  • Household food waste reduction interventions.
  • Changes in behaviour and shifts in culture for food businesses.
  • Knowledge hub for collating, storing, and disseminating food waste reduction information for organisations and individuals.

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Opportunity type

Research partner, Seeking partners


Any (TRL 1-9)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Dairy Fruits Other rural industries Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (Fight Food Waste CRC)

We are Australia’s, and one of the world's, largest food waste research, development, extension and commercialisation initiative with 60 participants …
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