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.
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.
The RC-APD had its first Partner Day and Symposium event on 28th October, hosted by Industry Partner Coopers Brewery in their spacious Pavilion at the Regency Park site.
RC-APD staff and students were treated to an afternoon in the beautiful Adelaide Hills when they visited the orchards and manufacturing facility of Industry Partner Ashton Valley Fresh as part of the Professional Development Series.