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Event date and time

Wednesday 15 Feb 2023
9.15am to 3.30pm AEDT


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

Australia's food and agriculture sector is focussing more on exporting high value sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. Digital technology and other advanced technologies will be central to enabling this across the agri-food supply chain.

Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) are transforming farming and food manufacturing via highly interconnected and networked operations. Sensors, simulations, artificial intelligence–based autonomous systems, and cloud systems are some of the many technologies associated with IIoT and I4.0. The potential benefits include gains in efficiency, sustainability, flexibility, agility, and resilience along the whole supply chain.

The digital transformation of the food industry is here, so how can we find the pathway to increase our digital maturity?


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Dates and Times

Event date: Feb 2023

Wednesday 15 Feb 2023

CSIRO’s food innovation centre

9.15am to 3.30pm AEDT

671 Sneydes Road, Werribee VIC
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Debra Krause

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You are invited

This seminar, run by CSIRO's Food Innovation Centre in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, Food Innovation Australia Limited, LaTrobe University and Swinburne University of Technology, will provide a forum to -

  • explore current market trends
  • learn about Industry 4.0 and IIoT and their application in your business
  • connect with Industry 4.0 experts
  • find out how to access grants and funding opportunities
  • see demonstrations from industry and researchers
  • tour CSIRO's pilot manufacturing plant.

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

Program outline

  • Global mega trends
  • Smart supply chains
  • Continuous assurance
  • Digital technology in food and drink manufacturing – what's happening in the UK
  • Sensors for industrial applications
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications
  • Track and trace applications
  • Implementation of Digital Readiness Assessment tool – case study
  • Panel session – Smart supply chains and applications in food manufacturing.


  • CSIRO's digital powerhouse, Data61
  • AgVic SmartFarm
  • IIoT
  • Swinburne University's Factory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab
  • Other businesses to be confirmed

Who should attend?

Agrifood Industry professionals, including business owners and company executives, sales and marketing, procurement, technical, innovation, product development and quality assurance.

Australian food and agribusiness sector representatives from the government, universities, consulting, investment and retail.


Melbourne: 8 February 2023


Smart agri-food supply chain of the future (PDF, 189KB)


$99 (inc GST)

Morning tea, light lunch and refreshments are included

Trade display opportunities

There will be a limited number of trade display tables at the seminar. Display tables are $550.00 (inc GST) and include one registration. Please contact Debra.krause@csiro for further information.


CSIRO logo

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.

Agriculture Victoria

Transforming traceability at Agriculture Victoria

Traceability is an emerging capability for the Australian agricultural sector. The ability to trace a product's journey from paddock to plate can showcase the quality and unique story of Australian produce and help protect brands against food fraud.

Agriculture Victoria is investing in proof-of-concept supply chain traceability research and pilot projects. This work helps produce use cases highlighting the value (or otherwise) to an industry when using specific systems. Learn more about the work currently underway at the event.


Food Innovation Australia Limited 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.

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne’s Factory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab supports industries overcome challenges in design, development and adoption of digital manufacturing technologies that support addressing social, environmental and economical goals.

La Trobe University