The ARC Training Centre for Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation brings together a diverse set of research organisations and industrial partners to ensure that the research carried out and training provided are both at the cutting edge and industrially relevant. The following organisations are actively involved in the centre.

The University of Newcastle is the host organisation for the centre and represented through the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Environmental and Life Sciences

The University of Sydney is participating in the centre through the  Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.


This project will support the development of new and innovative postharvest treatments to improve horticultural market access and reduce waste in the horticulture supply chain.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is a division within NSW Trade & Investment and works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of our natural resources.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
It is participating in this centre through the CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship.

Coca-Cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers. CCA operates in six countries - Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Samoa. CCA employs 14,900 people across the Group and has access to 270 million consumers through more than 700,000 active customers.

SunRice is a significant player in the global food market, with leading brands in Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, the United States, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. SunRice has a strong suite of complementary and subsidiary businesses both in Australia and around the world.

On the outside, Sanitarium may seem like just another food company. But on the inside we’re a lot more than that. Its why we take a stand on issues of health and wellbeing.

The Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation ITTC has strong links with the Integrated Food Chain Center at Georgia Tech

Most Australians have enjoyed a Batlow Apple, famous for their sweet flavour and crisp bite. Batlow is located at the base of the Snowy Mountains, 450kms south west of Sydney.

The Batlow Fruit Co-operative is grower owned and 100% Australian. Today is recognised as one of the largest storage and packing operations in the country. Collectively our growers market and pack on average one million cartons of apples every year.

Abertay University

Based in Dundee, Scotland, Abertay is ranked top among modern Scottish Universities for research intensity. The Division of Food and Drink, home of FIA, Food Innovation @ Abertay, has strong links with the ITTC.