RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (RC-APD)
The Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development (RC-APD) is a $10.9 million (including cash and in-kind), four year program funded by the Government of South Australia. It brings together nine South Australian-based companies from the agriculture and food sector, and nine national and international academic institutions and industry partners to develop high-value products from agricultural waste.
The development of new products derived from agricultural waste streams and low-grade commodities.
The research activities of the Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development are undertaken in three cross-disciplinary programs across the campuses and faculties of the University of Adelaide and also at the University of South Australia, in conjunction with our industry partners.
Research activities of the RC-APD are undertaken in three research programs underpinned by key platform technologies.
Red cabbage publication for River
Congratulations to PhD student River Pachulicz on another publication! River, together with other RC-APD researchers has recently been published in ACS (American Chemical Society) Measurement Science.
New fellowship for RC-APD researcher
Congratulations to our champion postdoctoral researcher, Blagojce Jovcevski, for his success in gaining a fellowship from the Hospital Research Foundation Group!
RC-APD Symposium and Partner Day
RC-APD researchers, partners and other guests gathered in the Gallery Room at the National Wine Centre on 20th February for the 2023 Symposium and Partner Day.
Annual Postgraduate Symposium success
RCAPD students Daniel Clayton-Cuch and David Nkurunziza were successful at the School of Agriculture, Food And Wine’s Annual Postgraduate Symposium, held at the Waite Campus.
Congratulations Tara Pukala – a Superstar of STEM!
Congratulations to our Co-Director Prof Tara Pukala on becoming a Superstar of STEM
Farewell and thanks to Vincent Bulone!
iPhD student Daniel Clayton-Cuch well placed for project with Agilent Technologies
Congratulations to River Pachulicz on recent publication success
Professional Development Eminent Speaker Program: Robert Lloyd
As part of our Eminent Speaker Program, the RC-APD hosted Robert Lloyd from Business SA who presented ‘Commercialising New Ideas’. This stimulating seminar focussed on thought-provoking questions about how to generate new ideas and how to commercialise them. Drawing on his experience as part of the Business SA Entrepreneurs’ Program, Mr Lloyd led an excellent Q&A session which was helpful for all RC-APD CIs and researchers to understand the major steps in commercialisation and market analysis.
Exploring the Food Manufacturing Industry here in SA
Researchers from the RC-APD recently visited the site of ‘Food Processing Specialists’ as part of the Professional Development Series.