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.
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 research and development.
The Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund, available below, is the investment roadmap providing the criteria and boundaries for the Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund and its portfolio investments. It lays the foundation for guiding co-investment decisions, providing a clear vision, mission and investment priorities.
View the Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund SIP or view a simplified version of the SIP as a plan on a page.
Your investment idea for this fund is welcome
If you are an industry participant, delivery partner or researcher we invite you to contact Hort Innovation employee directly to discuss your idea.
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|