The NorVicFoods venture (NVFv) is designed to strengthen the agri-food innovation system in the Hume region of Victoria.

The NorVicFoods venture

The NorVicFoods venture listens and engages deeply with businesses in the region and draws on University of Melbourne expertise to solve issues faced by agri-food businesses in the value chain to build skills, create jobs and increase economic prosperity.

The purpose-built venture aims to create high-value jobs in the region over four years empowering the community with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop tangible solutions to challenges in the agri-food sector.

Based in the Goulburn Valley, NorVicFoods has been established to bring together research and innovation in science, technology, engineering and policy to enhance the Hume region’s agri-food businesses and deliver economic value to
the area.

Our achievements

Since June 2021 NorVicFoods has hosted 47 Master's student interns with 11 agri-food industry partners within the Hume Region.

We have sponsored 5 students across various stages of their educational journey.

  • 2 Grants in Aid
  • 1 Masters in Philosophy
  • 2 full PhD Scholarships

We have held 6 events including regionally relevant and innovative topics from breakfast panel events, workshops and an informal networking evening.

Our Partners

Australian Fruit Solutions logo
Fonterra logo
Legacy Packing logo
Sensand Technologies
SPC Global logo
Goulburn Valley Water logo
Pepo Farms Logo
Kinross Farms Logo
Good Dirt Food Logo

Norvicfoods students standing outside SPC factory

Support for business

NorVicFoods projects (NVFp) develop solutions to specific innovation challenges by drawing on academic expertise and intellectual property within the University.

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Norvicfoods students standing in foyer to Fonterra processing plant

For students

Scholarship and internship opportunities for enthusiastic students and staff.

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News and events

Contact us

For further details or if you have any queries, please get in touch with us.


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