Watermark congratulates Minh Phan, a PhD student in the School of Chemical Engineering (Food Science and Technology stream) at UNSW, the winner of the best Student Research Seminar for 2018. Minh is researching the ‘Interactions between bioactive compounds from fruits and vegetables: effects on bioactivities and bioavailability’.
Watermark is a long standing supporter of the UNSW Food Science Seminar program. Amanda Jones, Principal of Watermark discussed IP issues and innovation in the Food Industry and presented Minh with her award in recognition of her outstanding research and communication of her research outcomes.
Innovation in the Food Industry is in response to many factors such as: expanding global population, focus on sustainability and waste reduction, demand for food product integrity, consumer demand for more nutritious foods, changing consumer tastes and buying trends. The Food Industry is responding with innovative products such as plant based meat alternatives, new plant varieties, biodegradable packaging and plastics, new processes for food waste, block chain and other technical solutions to authenticate the origin of food and food supply chains. IP is often created through this innovation and can be a valuable asset.