In the past six years, the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science has delivered four leading-edge technologies to Australia's food and packaging industries and another eight are in advanced stages of commercialisation.
The CRC, based at Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Victoria conducts research and education with the food and packaging industries to provide technologies that will help them maintain global competitiveness.
The Cooperative Research Centre is a collaborative venture that brings together food and packaging companies with researchers from universities, CSIRO and other Commonwealth and State funded research organisations. The Centres are funded by the Commonwealth Government and participating organisations.
The work takes place at a number of sites in Australia and projects often operate across State boundaries and can involve international firms and research networks.
Partners in the CRC include: Goodman Fielder, Visy Industries, Tassal, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Queensland, CSIRO Manufacturing, Food Science Australia, Victoria Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Victoria Department of Regional and State Development, Victoria University, and The University of Melbourne.