Australia’s food and agriculture sector is growing its focus on being an exporter of high value, sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. One of the areas that has huge potential for further growth is products for the health and wellbeing market. Typically, these are food or beverage products that provide specific health benefits above and beyond basic nutrition, and target consumers who are either health conscious or have specific medical or dietary needs.

This seminar, run by CSIRO’s food innovation centre in collaboration with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and SME Connect, will provide insights into understanding and meeting the needs of health conscious consumers as well as potential opportunities in Australian and Asian markets. A series of case study examples will highlight how some current research activities have applications in developing foods for the health and wellness market segment.

You will also learn about how to access CSIRO’s end-to end food and nutrition capabilities and funding options available for your business.


Debra Krause

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Dates available from 04 Jun 2018 until 06 Jun 2018

Event date: 04Jun 2018

Monday 4 Jun 2018


  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

4th floor, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point NSW
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Event date: 05Jun 2018

Tuesday 5 Jun 2018

Brisbane - Health and Food Sciences Precinct

  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains QLD
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Event date: 06Jun 2018

Wednesday 6 Jun 2018

Adelaide - SAHMRI

  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

20 North Terrace, Adelaide SA
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Program outline

  • Current megatrends in food and nutrition
  • factors that can influence food choices
  • consumer attitudes to food choices
  • designing healthier processed foods – case study examples
  • developing foods for health and wellness - case study examples
  • labelling considerations
  • market insights and opportunities in Australian and Asian markets

Who should attend?

SME's, multinationals, allied health, government, universities, consultants, entrepreneurial investors, retailers, food professionals, business owners, marketing professionals, food industry company executives, technical directors, academics, innovation managers, technology managers, product development managers, technical managers, quality assurance managers, entrepreneurial investors, retailers from the food manufacturing industries, allied health professionals, universities and government.


Melbourne: 22nd May 2018
Sydney: 30th May 2018
Brisbane: 30th May 2018
Adelaide: 30th May 2018


Melbourne (PDF,134KB)
Sydney (PDF,132KB)
Brisbane (PDF,133KB)
Adelaide (PDF,132KB)


$88 (incl. GST)


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CSIRO's food innovation centre makes it easy for food and ingredient companies to access our extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation, including our $50m world-class food manufacturing pilot plants. From adopting innovative technologies and improving process efficiency to creating high value products for new markets, we partner with industry every day.

Our national SME Connect team connects Australian small to medium sized businesses with Australia's research sector, facilitating and enabling innovation-driven partnerships through funding, support and resources.


FIAL is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. We work with the food and agribusiness industry by: sharing knowledge, building capability and creating connections.


Colmar Brunton

Colmar Brunton is one of Australia's largest market research agencies and is a specialist in FMCG across the Asia Pacific region. We have significant experience across all types of research and we tailor our approach to meet the exact requirements of our clients. Our ability to help our clients optimise their brands and products is enhanced by our understanding of global palates, trends and benchmarks; supported by our national team which includes world leaders in insight, strategy, sensory science, marketing science, qualitative and quantitative techniques and analyses.