This event is for SMEs and larger companies working in the food, nutraceutical and health industries who are developing and/or marketing solutions to improve human gut health. Delegates will learn about the science, product innovation and global/local market trends in food, supplements and nutraceuticals for gut health including the impact of food on the gut microbiota.

  • $200

    Full registration

  • $150

    Early bird registration

    Before 1 July 2019

Contact

Cuong Tran

Event date: 03Sep 2019

Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 Sep 2019

CQ Functions

  • 9.00am (3 Sep) - 12.30pm (4 Sep)

113 Queen St, Melbourne VIC
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Program Overview

Day 1: Examine the challenges that key international and national companies have faced to deliver substantiated foods/nutraceuticals or services aimed at better supporting the gut health and wellbeing. Funding and grant opportunities available to support the development and substantiation of innovative products for gut health and wellbeing will be discussed.

Day 2: An interactive forum to discuss and learn about the challenges faced by companies. This day will assist companies to better identify their needs in innovative product development and how to confirm the health benefits of the gut health products they currently manufacture or market.

Cost

Early bird (before June 1st): $150
Full cost: $200

Venue

CQ Transport and Parking Information (PDF, 238KB)

Enquiries

cuong.tran@csiro.au

Sponsors

ON Accelerator | Powered by CSIRO

ON Accelerator

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Microba is a microbial genomics company originating from technology developed at the University of Queensland. The company has quickly established itself as a world leader in deep analysis of the human gut microbiome leveraging its Metagenomic Analysis Platform (MAP) technology. With a growing body of global research indicating that the gut microbiome plays a central role in health and disease, Microba has positioned itself to be a leading force in the delivery of high-quality microbiome testing solutions, and in the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics.

Agenda

Time Activity
Day 1 - 3rd September 2019
9:00 Official Arrival
9:30 Welcome
A/Prof Bev Muhlhausler, CSIRO Nutrition & Health Research Director
Session 1 - Global market trends in foods and nutraceuticals to support gut health
Chairs Dr Natalie Luscombe-Marsh and Dr Iain Brownlee
9:40 Current and future drivers behind the growth of gut health trends in South East Asia
Tim Foulds, Euromonitor
10:05 Questions
10:10 Key international innovative products to improve gut and digestive health and where opportunities for South East Asia
Shelley McMillan, Mintel
10:30 Questions
10:35 Market opportunities to support gut health of consumers – an Australian perspective
Dr Geoffrey Annison, Australian Food and Grocery Council
10:55 Questions
11:00 Morning refreshments
Session 2: Linking nutrition and the microbiome, Sponsored by ON
Chairs Dr Cuong Tran and Dr Julie Clarke
11:30 Gut dysfunction, diet & non-communicable disease
Prof. Catherine Stanton, University College Cork, Ireland
12:20 Questions
12:30 From ideas to global market: CSIRO case studies of nutrition and gut health
Dr Damien Belobrajdic, Research Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
12:40 Questions
12:45 Microbiome-mediated interventions for disease prevention and therapy
Dr Michael Conlon, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
12:55 Questions
13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by Microba
Session 3 - Overcoming Manufacturing & Marketing Challenges in the Food & Nutraceutical Industries
Chairs Dr Malcolm Riley and Dr Jane Bowen
14:00 Pathway to launching successful gut health products
Cameron Turner, Progel CEO; Entrepreneur in Residence and Lecturer, UQ Business School
14:15 Australian SME case study: The Healthy Grain
Robert Burbury, CEO, The Healthy Grain
14:30 Australian SME case study: Microba
Dr Luke Holtham, Chief Partnerships and Corporate Development Officer, Microba
14:45 Panel Discussion
15:00 Afternoon Break
Sponsored by ON
Session 4: Funding schemes to create new foods and nutraceuticals for gut health in Australia
Chairs Dr Welma Stonehouse and Dr Damien Belobrajdic
15:45 Funding opportunities for SMEs with CSIRO
Dr Megan Sebben, SME Project Officer, CSIRO
15:55 Innovation connection and funding opportunities beyond CSIRO
Joseph Dodd, SME Engagement Manager, CSIRO
16:05 Fundraising for commercialisation - key learnings
Dr Anthony Musumeci, Investment Manager, Uniseed
16:15 Panel Discussion
17:15 Networking Event
Sponsored by Superfood Innovation

Day 2: 4th September 2019- Concurrent Workshops
9:00 Session 1: Industry challenges and opportunities in dietary fibre, probiotic and microbe-based formulations in health
Session 2: Novel food processing for bioavailability
Session 3: Beyond the gut - cognition, immunity and metabolic health
9:45 Session 4: Health claims on food labels and advertising
Session 5: Beverages, snacks, ready meals and biowaste for gut health
Session 6: Opportunities in direct-to-consumer testingincluding microbiome testing, gut permeability and personalised diets
10:30 Morning refreshments
11:00 Session 1 repeated: Industry challenges and opportunities in dietary fibre, probiotic and microbe-based formulations in health
Session 2 repeated: Novel food processing for bioavailability
Session 3 repeated: Beyond the gut - cognition, immunity and metabolic health
11:45 Session 4 repeated: Health claims on food labels and advertising
Session 5 repeated: Beverages, snacks, ready meals and biowaste for gut health
Session 6 repeated: Opportunities in direct-to-consumer testingincluding microbiome testing, gut permeability and personalised diets
12:30 Closing Remarks
12:45 Lunch

Science areas: Health and Biological sciences

Event type: Conference or seminar