Calling all WA-based startups in the functional foods industry

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The Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct
The Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct (WAFIP). Image - Peel WA

Are you a WA-based startup focused on the production of alternative protein or functional foods with a new product in development, but not sure what to do next?

The Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct (WAFIP) in collaboration with the Shire of Murray is looking for WA-based startup companies with a minimum viable product (MVP) that has undergone some market testing to the next stage of their development to join their six-month X-Protein Lab program.

Benefits of joining the six-month lab program includes mentorship by the Precinct’s Experts in Residence on research and development, technology readiness, markets and investments. Amongst the Experts in Residence are Dr. Natasha Ayers of Agristart and Dr. Regine Stoackmann of CSIRO.

Other benefits include interaction with international startups and three months access to the WAFIP Innovation Centre.

The WAFIP is being developed in the Peel region to support Western Australia in building a robust and vibrant food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Specialised equipment and research and production capabilities will ensure the Precinct offers a substantial variety of technologies and processing methods, aimed at scientifically proving nutrition and traceability, and the development of high-value food with extended shelf life.

The Precinct will create an enabling environment for Western Australian, Australian and global entrepreneurs, food companies and agri-enterprises to cost-effectively network, research, develop, prototype and market-test new value-added food products derived from Western Australia primary produce.

To learn more and apply, click on the link here.

As there are only 10 places in the program, be sure to apply as soon as possible. Submissions close on Saturday 3 July 2021.