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Event date and time

Wednesday 25 May 2022
9.30am to 3.00pm AEST


CSIRO's food innovation centre, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee VIC
This is an in-person event

Reducing sugar in the diet has been a long-standing challenge for the food industry, not only to support individuals actively seeking to limit their sugar and energy intake but also as a response to public health policy initiatives.

At this face-to-face forum, you will hear industry experts discuss next-generation, natural sugar technologies and ingredients for reducing and replacing sugar in consumer food products.

There will also be a facilitated forum using a hackathon approach, where we'll discuss how sugar reduction technologies can be applied to food and other industries.

You are invited

This workshop, run by CSIRO's food innovation centre in collaboration with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), will provide a forum to –

  • explore current market trends, discussing how consumer acceptance and adoption of reduced sugar products continues to increase.
  • learn about emerging trends in sugar reduction technologies and their potential applications in your business
  • connect with CSIRO experts and learn how to access CSIRO capability
  • be inspired by other food businesses as they share their innovation story
  • network with other food businesses and industry experts and meet prospective new project partners
  • provide your input to help inform the direction of CSIRO sugar reduction technology IP and potential applications in food or other industries.
  • tour CSIRO’s pilot manufacturing plant.

Program outline

  • consumer insights and opportunities in Australian and export markets
  • sensory and satiety considerations
  • technology applications
  • funding opportunities
  • industry success stories.


Download program (PDF, 158KB)

Who should attend?

Anyone from the Australian food and agribusiness sector, government, universities, consultants, entrepreneurial investors and retailers may find it valuable, as with food industry professionals, including business owners and company executives, sales and marketing, procurement, technical, innovation, product development and quality assurance.


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Dates and Times

Event date: May 2022

Wednesday 25 May 2022

CSIRO's food innovation centre, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee VIC

9.30am to 3.00pm AEST

This is an in-person event
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Debra Krause

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Wednesday 17 May 2022

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that:

  • you have read the Participant Information Sheet (PDF, 130KB)
  • you consent to participate in the workshop
  • you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, including your sensitive information, in the ways described in the Participant Information Sheet (PDF, 130KB)

COVID – 19 requirements

It is a requirement that all staff, visitors, and contractors must be fully vaccinated to attend a CSIRO site, unless they have a valid medical exemption. Registration to this event indicates your acceptance and understanding that you may need to provide evidence of your vaccination status to attend this event. For more information, please refer to the CSIRO Privacy Policy.


For further information contact Debra Krause ( or Maren Strachan (


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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.


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.