How we work

An agile,
design-led
innovation hub.

At Food Agility we don’t just fund research, we are an innovation hub that brokers teams, curates innovation projects and develops creative digital solutions for maximum industry impact.

We start with the challenges facing the agrifood industry. Then we bring together experts from across the agrifood, technology, research and government sectors to create new digital products and services that tackle those challenges in sometimes surprising ways.

Food Agility promotes data sharing within trusted networks and we are agile, involving end-users right from the start, market-testing digital solutions early and making improvements along the way.

We also keep a close eye on industry and market trends, collecting, analysing and presenting information about digital technology in the agrifood sector.

Investing in projects for maximum industry impact

Food Agility aims to have impact across four key areas, underpinned by three research programs.

Research Programs

Digital Agrifood Technologies
Agrifood Informatics
Sustainable
Food Systems

Strategic Imperatives

Produce the right thing
Leverage brand Australia
Improve access to finance
Build a digitally capable workforce

We invest in projects that:

  • Focus on a challenge identified by industry
  • Involve collaboration between agrifood, technology and research partners
  • Align to our strategic imperatives and research programs
  • Work with end-users to co-create and iteritatively validate solutions
  • Shares data in trusted networks to amplify system-value
  • Envisages the creation of scaleable digital services

The process

Designing & delivering Food Agility Projects

Steps 1-5

Project
Design

1
Step 1
Scope
The Project Scope defines the challenge facing the agrifood industry and how digital technology could be used to tackle that challenge.
2
Step 2
Assess
Your Innovation Broker will bring the Project Scope to the team at Food Agility for consideration.
3
Step 3
Co-design
Participate in co-design workshops to qualify the challenge, broker the right team and identify a potential MVP that can be validated.
4
Step 4
Plan
Work with us to develop an agile Project Plan, including resource requirements, a proposed activity timeline and key milestones.
5
Step 5
Invest
Project Plans are assessed by our Strategic Investment Council. The Design Central process maximises the chance of securing investment.
Steps 6-9

Project
Delivery

6
Step 6
Contract
The Food Agility team manages the drafting of the Project Agreement which must be signed by all parties involved in the project. This is where co-investment, ownership and use of IP is finalised.
7
Step 7
Governance
Project management is structured to ensure constant end-user validation.
8
Step 8
Deliver
Food Agility promotes the use of agile delivery methods. This means we are flexible and iterative, involving end-users right from the start, market testing digital solutions early and making ongoing improvements throughout the project.
9
Step 9
Measure impact
We identify project impacts early, and monitor them through to project completion and beyond. This is how we measure our success.

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