Partnering for impact

The digital transformation of our food and agriculture systems is here, bringing a diverse group of industry participants to the table. From early stage food tech startups to the next frontier in plant genomics, the agrifood value chain is broad and complex. That’s why at Monash we understand that no one solution suits everyone.

Here are some of the ways to work with us:

Collaborative partnerships

Delivering across many disciplines, Monash brings a holistic, multifaceted and novel approach to help our corporate partners to achieve their ambitions. Together we find short and long-term solutions to enable lasting positive change - for a safe, sustainable, ethical, diverse and innovative future.

There are many ways that we can do this including driving commercial outcomes by growing partnership initiatives (as outlined below) into multi-year multifaceted programs, or corporate philanthropy.

By getting the details of our partnership right, we ensure the most beneficial intersection of investment, impact and improved conditions to unlock our partnership’s maximum potential.

Partnership initiatives

Here are some of the ways through which we partner with businesses both large and small.

Solving challenges through research

Monash is a university that has always reached out and engaged with the community. We recognise that high-quality research is not truly excellent until it’s applied and has led to a positive change in people’s lives.

Our researchers can deliver meaningful solutions to current global problems. We share these capabilities with our commercial partners and investors to maximise their impact and create a better world.

Monash is a university that has always reached out and engaged with the community. We recognise that our research is not truly excellent until it is applied and makes a real change in people’s lives.

Our researchers can deliver meaningful solutions to current global problems. We share these capabilities with our commercial partners and investors to maximise their impact and create a better world.

For more information, meet our researchers or read about our innovative projects.

Licence our technologies

Monash University and our industry partners have a successful history of building new products and services. Our achievements stem from our expertise and enthusiasm. We’re energised by potential solutions, no matter how big or small.

Find out more our licensing model.

Monash Food Innovation

Monash Food Innovation aims to address the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity through advancing the food and agriculture industries through targeted support for innovation and growth.

MFI is located at the Clayton campus and houses a team of industry experts committed to supporting your business through the product development process, from design to strategic implementation. MFI can help you truly understand your problems and work collaboratively with you to design a tailored program to solve it creatively.

For more information, visit Monash Food Innovation.

Startup support

The Generator at Monash can help turn ideas into reality. Drawing on the strengths and talents of Monash staff, students and alumni, the Generator can help you build and develop your business. Their growing community connects talented people who are interested in making change through events, training and resources, as well as our competitive accelerator program.

Find out more about how entrepreneur programs can assist you with navigating through your options and set you up in the right direction.

Education

Master of Food Science & Agribusiness

Monash is introducing the Master of Food Science & Agribusiness in 2020.

This course targets those who want to make a difference in the area of food production and management. Covering a range of topics from food science to supply chain and marketing, this course will provide the knowledge and skills to face the challenge of global food insecurity. Learn about cutting-edge technologies, consumer trends and get hands-on training with industry placement opportunities.

Find out more about the Masters of Food Science & Agribusiness.

Executive education

Give your organisation a competitive edge with professional courses from one of the world’s leading business schools. Monash Business School will work with you to support the people influencing your business – helping them make better decisions, think more creatively and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

With courses on topics including digital innovation and understanding data, as well as startup focussed training, you’ll want to find out more.

Visit the Monash Business School for details.

Talent access

With 75,000 students across 10 faculties, Monash’s talent bank is sizeable. We have dedicated programs to support student development and help you find your next hire. Programs range from part-time during semester or short-term deployments, right up to full year placements for undergraduate students. We have many talent programs across our faculties, so connect with us below if you need assistance with reaching the right team.

For graduate placements, Monash Talent can help you access the right skill set for your business need.

Contact us

If you’d like to connect with Monash to investigate partnering opportunities, please fill out our contact form or email us at agtech@monash.edu. We’re happy to discuss opportunities with you.