A seminar is being held in Victoria, Australia for food manufacturers to learn how research and development providers can improve their profits, according to a report from Industry Search.
The Challenge 2005 seminar series is organised by Food Science Australia and the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD).
"The seminar offers a great opportunity for business people to evaluate the different services offered by R&D organisations and to discuss areas of current interest in the food industry," said the DIIRD's Director of Regional Industries,Ian Kennedy.
The seminar at Food Science Australia's Werribee site will be addressed by experts from; Food Science Australia, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Agrifood Technology and the William Angliss Institute. DIIRD services and co-investment programs will also be discussed.
"It will provide food manufacturers with information about how innovation and research can help to achieve a better bottom line," said Food Science Australia's Dr Kees Versteeg.
It will also provide a forum for an exchange of information and ideas between small to medium-sized food manufacturers, government representatives, educators and researchers.