Want to join the Agrifood Hub?

Office, lab and hot desk spaces are available for agrifood businesses, from start-ups to more established operations. This is a unique opportunity to undertake your R&D alongside Australia’s best researchers, working together to secure funding, participate in knowledge exchange and build research impact.


Director’s message

With 2024 now at the halfway point, the Agrifood Innovation Institute (AFII) team has been busy supporting initiatives targeting transformation of the agrifood system. Key to our approach is engaging experts from areas not traditionally associated with agriculture to develop ideas on how to produce nutritious food in ways that are profitable, equitable and environmentally

7 days ago

What if seeds were vaccines?

What if the rapid innovations that delivered COVID-19 vaccines to the world could be applied to create future-ready crops? That was the question asked at a recent workshop led by AFII Deputy Director, Associate Professor Alison Bentley which looked at whether learnings from the rapid COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout could provide a blueprint for

7 days ago

More funding for ANU ag research

The future of agriculture is data-driven, and ANU researchers are developing the tools to help producers make better on-farm decisions to improve the profitability and sustainability of the sector. In the most recent round of AFII’s Strategic Investment Program (SIP), we awarded funding to two project teams who are conducting research and development in collaboration

1 week ago

Gondwana Genomics branches out 

Gondwana Genomics Chief Scientist Dr Bala Thumma and Managing Director Robert Southerton The Agrifood Hub said goodbye to one of its longest-standing members last month, when Gondwana Genomics was acquired by another Canberra business, Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT).  High-tech tools  Here since the inception of the Agrifood Hub, then know as the CEAT Innovation Hub,

1 month ago