Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund
The Hort Frontiers Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund focuses on research to support consumer confidence.
Food safety and nutrition is a priority for consumers and growers. The Hort Frontiers Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund supports consumer confidence through the adoption of high quality, safe and nutritious produce and value-added food derived from fruit, vegetables and nuts, and the development of novel products, technologies and processes. It focuses on four priority areas: value chain; consumer behaviour; innovation; and adoption.
Numerous investments have been made in the Hort Frontiers Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund – explore these ongoing and completed projects below.
Hort Innovation is seeking new investment opportunities in the Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund. The co-investment calculator below provides a guide on the level of funding Hort Innovation may contribute to your investment idea.
For potential co-investors, partnering with Hort Innovation provides access to world-class research, and the peace of mind of project management by a specialised team well-versed in managing large-scale R&D. The Hort Frontiers Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund is governed by a Co-Investment Strategic Intent (CSI) document that outlines key investment themes that must be met in order for proposals to be successful.
Your investment idea for this fund is welcome – you can share it with us at our Investment idea form or discuss it with a Hort Frontiers Business Development Manager.
Expert Advisory Panel
The function of the Hort Frontiers Health, Nutrition & Food Safety Fund Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) is to provide expert advice and oversight of the fund, including providing input into proposed projects/research and recommendations on potential methods to address future gaps or deficiencies in the existing body of research. The panels provide impartial assessment and commercially relevant scrutiny of research proposals, fostering external confidence in Hort Innovation’s ability to rigorously assess, and provide evidence and merit-based recommendations to the Hort Innovation Board.
|Barry McGookin||Food Innovation Australia|
|Geoffrey Annison||Australian Food & Grocery Council|
|Richard Bennett||Produce Marketing Association|
|Veronica Graham||Food Systems & Nutrition, Department of Health & Human Services|
|Andrew Francey||One Harvest|
|Jemma O'Hanlon (Facilitator)||Hort Innovation|
|Dr Alok Kumar (Facilitator)||Hort Innovation|